K-State Opens With 67-57 Win Over Florida A&M


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Courtesy of K-State Athletics

K-State put three players in double figures and opened the 2021-22 season with a 67-57 victory over Florida A&M on Wednesday evening at Bramlage Coliseum.

The Cats led by just three at the break but held the Rattlers to just 27 points in the second half. Nijel Pack led the way with 18 points. The sophomore had four makes from long range. Mark Smith (12) and Selton Miguel (10) also reached double figures. All 10 of Miguel’s points were scored in the second half, as the Cats went 12-for-21 from the field in the final 20 minutes. Markquis Nowell had six of K-State’s 15 assists in the win.

K-State got 22 points off the bench. Florida A&M had 18 turnovers, which the Cats turned into 19 points.

The Rattlers were led by M.J. Randolph’s game-high 27 points.

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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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