NCAAB Game Recap - Monmouth at Kansas State
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:00 PM EST

IndSt
62
Lou
91
F
Vill
51
OhSt
76
F
TxTch
103
HBU
74
F
LSU
82
VACom
84
F
(N/A)
57
UMBC
79
F
(N/A)
48
JMU
96
F
IUPUI
70
SoFL
53
F
Boston
47
Vermt
62
F
McNee
63
Wisc
83
F
Canis
57
Albany
83
F
MiaO
84
IPFW
80
F
UNCA
79
Wake
98
F
USC-Up
57
VaTec
80
F
Colg
54
Syr
70
F
Bry
69
StPet
44
F
Lafy
72
Princ
65
F
LaSal
59
Penn
75
F
LoyMD
53
OlDom
62
F
StFPA
71
Morg
65
F
Ohio
81
Iona
72
F
LIU
74
GMas
80
F
FaDi
50
Ford
53
F
NJIT
59
Corn
58
F
StJos
96
UConn
87
F
Bingha
63
Colum
75
F
Hof
71
Buck
86
F
Quin
68
Brown
70
F
HiPt
33
BC
59
F
VAWis
64
Samf
102
F
(N/A)
82
MidTN
96
F
Niag
80
SFA
89
F
TN-M
98
W IL
91
F
Gram
81
SeLA
70
F
PaulQ
66
Nich
81
F
E WA
60
StLou
82
F
CSBak
55
NrthIA
67
F
Monm
54
KansSt
73
F
Ball
67
IL-C
48
F
UMKC
58
Drake
76
F
Drex
57
Rut
62
F
Purd
55
Marq
65
F
CS-Ful
60
Wyo
53
F
WIGB
78
NM
93
F
NebOm
65
ColSt
80
F
S UT
63
BYU
68
F
Prov
63
NW
72
F
FlInt
77
NCSU
86
F
OkSt
73
Charl
54
F
GrCan
61
SDSU
86
F

Nov 13, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Monmouth (1-2)

29

25

54

Kansas State (3-0)

20

53

73

Sneed scores 15, K-State rallies past Monmouth 73-54
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:38 PM

MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) Kansas State hasn’t started games as well as coach Bruce Weber had hoped, despite Wednesday’s 73-54 win over Monmouth.

The Wildcats have been outscored in the first half 74-57 through three contests this year and trailed at the half in every game.

But somehow, they are still undefeated.

“We’re a young team and we’ve won by two decent margins and against decent teams,” Weber said. “We’ve just got to learn and grow from it.”

Xavier Sneed scored 15 points and had six rebounds and Makol Mawien nearly had his second double-double of the season scoring 11 points and pulling in nine rebounds. Freshman Montavious Murphy had a career-high eight points.

Ray Salnave had 20 points and five rebounds while Mustapha Traore scored five points and had 10 rebounds in the losing effort.

Even more first half woes for Kansas State is 3-point shooting- making only one 3 in the first 20 minutes of games this season.

“If you haven’t figured it our we’re one for 32 from 3 in the first half this year,” Weber said.

Weber and Murphy said they think the speed of the game and a young team are partially to blame on the slow starts.

“We come out and just take things for granted and then come and play hard in the second half,” Murphy said. “I think we need to start doing that to start and lock in.”

Kansas State’s defense forced 25 turnovers scoring 21 points off those mistakes. The Wildcats 17 steals tied for the third-most in a game in school history.

The Wildcats (3-0) won the game in the paint outscoring the Hawks 38-20 as Kansas State seemed to be bigger and faster against the Hawks.

“They are big, strong guys,” Monmouth coach King Rice said. “There’s a lot of bumps in the game and it takes a lot out of our legs.”

Monmouth (1-2) closed the first half on a 14-4 run after a layup at buzzer by Traore to lead 29-20 at the break.

“Our guys started making it a one-on-one game and that’s when they got us down by a bunch,” King said. “I think some of you guys might have been shocked, but I’m a head coach and this is college basketball. Anything can happen in this game.”

Sneed opened the second half with a 3, starting a 9-0 run for the Wildcats, which tied the game. K-State scored 23 of the first 27 points in the second half and cruised to victory from there.

WE TALKIN’ ‘BOUT PRACTICE

Weber said these next 10 days of practice are vital for his team to keep improving before taking on Pittsburgh later this month.

“Iverson might not think practice is important, but coach Weber does,” he said.

STREAK CONTINUES

Kansas State has won 31 straight non-conference games dating back to 2015 inside Bramlage Coliseum.

BIG PICTURE

Monmouth showed for a half that they can play with a Power Five school but will need to play a full 40 minutes to complete a major upset.

Kansas State has to start games quicker because against better quality opponents, they won’t be able to come back as easily.

UP NEXT

Monmouth travels to Kansas on Friday night.

Kansas State has almost a week off before hosting Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday.

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Leaders

Monmouth PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Pillari 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Ibiezugbe 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kansas State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
X. Sneed 15 0 1 6 5 0
M. Mawien 11 0 1 9 1 0

Team Comparison

Monm KansSt
Points For 54 73
Field Goals 19/48-40% 26/56-46%
Three Pointers 6/18-33% 4/19-21%
Free Throws 10/12-83% 17/24-71%
Offensive Rebounds 8 10
Defensive Rebounds 22 23
Rebounds 32 35
Blocks 2 0
Steals 6 17
Turnovers 25 13
Personal Fouls 19 13
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - KansSt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 13 Monm 54 @ KansSt 73 N. Rutty 1 M. McGuirl 2

Game Information

Stadium: Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas
Attendance: 7,635
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