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K-State uses late, first half run to power past McNeese St.

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Posted at 9:44 PM, Dec 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-21 22:44:52-05

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Nijel Pack and Marquis Nowell each scored 18 points and Selton Miguel added 17 more off the bench as Kansas State rolled to a 74-59 win over McNeese State on Tuesday for its third straight win.

Pack hit 4 of 8 from beyond the 3-point arc and the Wildcats collectively knocked down 10 3s. Nowell converted 7 of 8 from the free throw line and dished out 10 assists for his second double-double of the season.

Miguel reached double-figure scoring for the fifth time this season and set a season-high.

Brendan Medley-Bacon dunked with 9:37 left in the first half to put the Cowboys up, 17-10 and Zach Scott’s 3 with just under six minutes to go gave McNeese a 26-17 lead, but Kansas State (8-3) closed the half on an 18-2 run to take a 35-28 lead into intermission.

Christian Shumate scored 18 points off the bench to lead McNeese State (3-9), which remains winless on the road through eight games. Zach Scott hit 3 of 6 from distance and finished with 11 points.

Kansas State was supposed to take a week off and then host Morgan State Dec. 29, but that game has been canceled due to COVID concerns within the Bears' program.

K-State is actively searching for a game to fill that void.

The Wildcats open up Big 12 play on New Year’s Day at Oklahoma.