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K-State crushes Washburn

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The #3 ranked Kansas State Wildcats easily defeated the Washburn Ichabods 90-44 on Sunday afternoon in Bramlage Coliseum in their second and final exhibition contest.

The Wildcats were led by Rodney McGruder who finished with 18 total points of which he was 5-5 in three point field goals. K-State's two Senior preseason all conference picks Curtis Kelly & Jacob Pullen both scored in double figures, although Kelly came in off the bench in the contest as Freddy Asprilla & Wally Judge started down low for the Wildcats.

KSU led 35-21 at the half before exploding for 55 points in the second half while holding Washburn to 26% field goal shooting for the game. A sluggish start offensively for K-State kept the game close in the opening minutes before a 19-0 run effectively put the game out of reach in the first half.

The Wildcats improved their free throw shooting the 2nd game out as they went a total of 26 for 37 from the charity stripe, a marked improvement over their 21 for 40 in the opening exhibition.

Jamar Samuels once again sit out recovering from his apparent eye injury suffered in practice a few days ago.

Frank Martin and his team officially start the season out this coming Friday at 8 P.M. Central vs the James Madison Dukes in the opening round contest of the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic.