Men’s Basketball Opens With 78-59 Exhibition Win Over Pittsburg State


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Courtesy of K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kansas – K-State put three players in double figures and pulled away for a 78-59 exhibition win over Pittsburg State on Thursday evening at Bramlage Coliseum.

The Cats led by as many as 24 and were led by Selton Miguel’s 18 points. Logan Landers (11) and Ismael Massoud (10) also reached double figures for K-State, who went 27-for-59 from the field. Mark Smith dished out five assists and added a game-high 13 rebounds.

K-State controlled things inside with a 32-20 advantage in paint points. The Cats got 42 points from the bench and added 13 points on the fast break while limiting Pitt State to 35 percent shooting (21-for-60) on the night.

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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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