K-State Basketball Shuts Down Albany, 71-43


Courtesy of K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State got double-doubles from Mark Smith and Selton Miguel in a 71-43 win over Albany on Wednesday evening at Bramlage Coliseum. It was the second win in a row for the Cats, who improved to 4-2.

Smith (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Miguel (12 points, 10 rebounds) led the way for K-State in the win, while Nijel Pack had a game-high 17 with five makes from deep. K-State knocked down 10 three pointers on the evening and out rebounded the Great Danes 48-27.

The Cats were 26-for-56 from the field overall (46.4 percent) and 10-for-26 from long range. Smith scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, as K-State pulled away for the easy win.

Albany struggled offensively throughout the game and finished with a season low in both points and field goal percentage. Albany, now 1-6 on the season, went just 17-for-54 (31.5 percent) from the field overall and 1-for-18 (5.6 percent) from long range. De’Vondre Perry was the only Albany player in double figures with 11 points.

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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