Scores

Final

Kansas St 83

(8-1, 1-0 away)

S Illinois 58

(3-6, 2-3 home)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    5:00 PM ET, December 22, 2011

    Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

    1 2 T
    KSU 48 3583
    SIU 29 2958

    Top Performers

    Kansas St: A. Rodriguez 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Southern Illinois: J. Early 10 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl

    Kansas St. 83, S. Illinois 58

    Associated Press

    HONOLULU -- Freshman Angel Rodriguez scored a season-high 17 points, including five 3-pointers, as Kansas State cruised to an 83-58 win over Southern Illinois in the opening round of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday.

    Jamar Samuels added 14 points and five rebounds while Rodney McGruder had 13 points and six boards for the Wildcats (8-1), who won their third straight and overcame 19 turnovers by dominating the paint while playing an effective inside-out game.

    Kansas State moves on to face UTEP in Friday's semifinal round. The Miners (5-5) defeated Clemson 61-48 earlier in the day behind Michael Perez's career-high 25 points.

    Jeff Early and Justin Bocot each had 10 points to lead the Salukis (3-6), who had trouble finding their range and shot 29.5 percent.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KSU
    SIU
    Points 83 58
    FG Made-Attempted 25-46 (.543) 18-61 (.295)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 5-22 (.227)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-32 (.750) 17-29 (.586)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 31 1

    2011-12 Season

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