Scores

Final

Kansas State 77

(10-1, 1-0 away)

Long Beach St 60

(7-6, 4-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

    10:05 PM ET, December 25, 2011

    Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

    1 2 T
    KSU 40 3777
    LBSU 28 3260

    Top Performers

    Kansas State: R. McGruder 28 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

    Long Beach State: L. Anderson 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Kansas St. 77, Long Beach St. 60

    Associated Press

    HONOLULU -- Rodney McGruder scored a career-best 28 points and Kansas State used a big first-half run to beat Long Beach State 77-60 on Sunday and win the Diamond Head Classic.

    McGruder finished 10 of 11 from the field, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range. He also went 6 of 7 from the line.

    Will Spradling added 17 points for the Wildcats (10-1).

    Larry Anderson and Casper Ware each scored 17 points for the 49ers (7-6).

    The Wildcats went on a 29-13 run for a 38-22 lead with 2:27 left in the first half. McGruder had eight points, including two 3-pointers, during the surge.

    In the first half, the Wildcats shot 17 of 33, forced 10 turnovers and outscored the 49ers 22-10 in the paint.

    Spradling's 3-pointer gave Kansas State its biggest lead at 49-31 with 15:43 remaining. Long Beach State got as close as 62-52 with 6:41 to play.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KSU
    LBSU
    Points 77 60
    FG Made-Attempted 26-52 (.500) 21-57 (.368)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-26 (.769) 12-21 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 0

    2011-12 Season

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