K-State Closes Regular Season With 61-56 Win Over Iowa State


Courtesy of K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State closed its regular season with a 61-56 win over Iowa State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. The Cats improved to 8-19 (4-14 Big 12). The Cyclones dropped to 2-21 (0-18 Big 12).

K-State led for over 38 minutes and placed three players in double figures. Mike McGuirl had 17 to lead the way. DaJuan Gordon (12) and Nijel Pack (10) also reached double figures for the Cats, who went 13-of-16 at the foul line in the second half to help secure the win. Selton Miguel added nine points, seven assists and five rebounds in the win.

Jalen Coleman-Lands and Solomon Young combined for 37 for Iowa State. The Cyclones went just 19-of-53 from the floor overall, including a 5-for-23 performance from behind the arc. The Cyclones also committed 16 turnovers in the loss.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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