K-State Picks Up 74-59 Win Over McNeese


Courtesy of K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Markquis Nowell posted a double-double of 18 points and 10 assists to lead K-State in a 74-59 win over McNeese State on Tuesday night at Bramlage Coliseum. The Cats improved to 8-3 with their third straight win. McNeese State dropped to 3-9.

The visiting Cowboys led by as many as nine (26-17), but K-State closed the first half on an 18-2 run to hold a 35-28 halftime advantage. The Cats built led by as many as 21 in the second half and settled for the 15-point victory.

Nowell hit five of his eight shots on the night and went 7-for-8 at the foul line. He was joined in double figures by Nijel Pack (18 points) and Selton Miguel (17 points). Pack knocked down four three pointers on the night, as K-State hit 10 as a team from behind the arc. Miguel went 6-for-9 from the field.

Christian Shumate scored 18 points for McNeese State on 8-for-11 shooting from the field. Zach Scott also reached double figures for the Cowboys with 11.

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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