K-State Rally Falls Short in 72-64 Loss To Arkansas


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Courtesy of K-State Athletics

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – A big second half wasn’t quite enough, as Arkansas held on for a 72-64 win over K-State in the Hall of Fame Classic. The Razorbacks moved to 4-0, while K-State slipped to 2-1.

Arkansas led by as many as 18, but the Cats rallied with a 40-point second half to get as close as six on multiple occasions in the final four minutes. Arkansas finished things off at the foul line to secure the win.

The Razorbacks were 27-for-34 at the foul line on the night. Connor Vanover and Chris Lykes each had 14 points to lead the way for Arkansas. JD Notae (11) and Stanley Umude (10) also reached double figures for the Razorbacks.

Selton Miguel and Nijel Pack scored 14 points a piece to lead K-State. Markquis Nowell added 10. After a 7-for-27 shooting performance in the first half, K-State went 15-for-32 in the second half as they closed the gap. The Cats went 17-for-23 at the foul line in the loss.

K-State will face Illinois on Tuesday.

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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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