NCAAB Game Recap - Kansas State at Bradley
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:00 PM EST

MSU
75
UCLA
62
F
Dayt
84
Kansas
90
F(OT)
UNC
76
Alab
67
F
Maine
26
UVA
46
F
Gonz
94
SoMis
69
F
Seton
69
Oreg
71
F
NE
79
Web
69
F
LoyIL
68
OlDom
61
F
Bry
54
WCU
78
F
Mich
83
IaSt
76
F
TN-M
76
Boston
73
F
ColSt
79
WaSt
69
F
Drake
63
Murr
53
F
SCSt
47
Tuls
78
F
Charl
78
GASt
81
F(OT)
StLou
64
BC
54
F
MsVl
50
N AL
73
F
TexAr
57
Furm
58
F
GWebb
67
N CO
62
F
Manh
64
URI
73
F
MiaO
66
WriSt
71
F
SoFL
67
Nebras
74
F
Miss
74
PSU
72
F
Denv
64
SCla
81
F
SCar
72
NrthIA
78
F
KansSt
60
Brad
73
F
(N/A)
44
Vermt
93
F
Hartfo
58
SMU
90
F
Niag
54
IPFW
77
F
(N/A)
67
YSU
93
F
(N/A)
62
RobM
102
F
Norf
71
Monm
75
F
Stony
61
Del
75
F
SthAL
76
LaSal
81
F(OT)
NMSt
64
GMas
68
F
SEMO
57
CS-Ful
64
F
Alc
50
ArkLR
67
F
OkSt
86
Syr
72
F
(N/A)
71
Valpa
98
F
Samf
77
SDSt
86
F
Pitt
72
NW
59
F
WichSt
63
WVU
75
F
UGA
80
Chami
77
F
ECen
71
UTEP
91
F
(N/A)
43
IdaSt
102
F
SDak
84
CBU
83
F
PorSt
70
UCSB
81
F
Hof
69
USD
79
F
SJSU
48
OrSt
83
F
VaTec
77
BYU
90
F

Nov 27, 2019, 6:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Kansas State (4-2)

37

23

60

Bradley (5-2)

38

35

73

Kennell has 22, Bradley tops K-State 72-60 for third
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:05 PM

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Nate Kennell scored 22 points and Bradley beat Kansas State 73-60 as the 2019 NCAA Tournament teams met in the third-place game of the second annual Fort Myers Tip-Off on Wednesday night.

Kennell made 6 of 8 3-pointers for the Braves (5-2) and Darrell Brown, who made 4 of 8 behind the arc, added 15 points.

Kansas State didn't score for the first 6:09 of the second half to fall behind 44-37. The Wildcats never could catch up.

Xavier Sneed led the Wildcats (4-2) with 15 points and Cartier Diarra and Shaun Williams both added 10 points.

After strongly criticizing his team's play in a 78-51 loss to Northwestern on Monday, Brian Wardle saw his Braves get off to a great start by going up 14-6 early.

"That was out of character," forward Elijah Childs said. "We didn't go out and do what we were told in the game plan. Tonight, we listened to each other instead of bickering."

When Kansas State made a 19-9 run to go up 25-23, Bradley didn't back down and led 38-37 at halftime.

Wardle liked his team's competitive spirit.

"We competed and defended and that's how the program has grown every year," he said. "It wasn't there Monday, I don't know why. It's November. I challenged them and there are high-character kids in the locker room."

Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said his team has to go back to the drawing board.

"We all tried to make plays but we gotta play for each other," Weber said. "We gotta admit we got our butts kicked, that we'll get better and that we have to practice better. It starts with us as a staff but they gotta want to get better."

BIG PICTURE

Bradley: The Braves, who added nine players to a team that gave Michigan State all it could handle in the NCAAs, had the kind of bounce-back effort that will make it a factor in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Kansas State: The Wildcats, who didn't have Montavious Murphy (knee) for the tournament, struggled inside and went into scoring lulls. Those are areas they'll have to improve on if they want to avoid a ninth-place predicted finish in the Big 12.

KEY STATS

Bradley made 13 of 23 3-pointers and 24-of-48 overall. It helped overcome 23 turnovers.

"I loved our pace," Wardle said. "I didn't like the defense. We were running and shooting quickly and I wanted us to continue. I think both teams ran out of gas in the second half and that's when it came down to execution."

MVC LESSON

Weber, who coached at Southern Illinois, said he warned his team Bradley would play with a lot of pride.

"I coached in the Valley and I know how important it is to them," Weber said. "They pushed it up on us. Our defense has been good but they had a lot of guys making 3-pointers."

NEXT YEAR

Wisconsin, Butler, Colorado and South Florida will play in the 2020 Fort Myers Tip-Off.

Wisconsin made Final Four trips in 2014 and 2015 and Butler went in 2010 and 2011.

Next season will be third Fort Myers Tip-Off. Boston College won the inaugural event.

UP NEXT

Kansas State will return home on Monday to play Florida A&M.

Bradley will travel to No. 16 Memphis on Tuesday.

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Leaders

Kansas State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
P. McAtee 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Sloan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bradley PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Gabriel 0 0 0 0 0 0
V. Tahvanainen 0 0 1 0 0 0

Team Comparison

KansSt Brad
Points For 60 73
Field Goals 24/60-40% 24/48-50%
Three Pointers 4/21-19% 13/23-57%
Free Throws 8/13-62% 12/17-71%
Offensive Rebounds 10 7
Defensive Rebounds 20 30
Rebounds 30 41
Blocks 1 3
Steals 13 5
Turnovers 15 23
Personal Fouls 19 16
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 27 KansSt 60 @ Brad 73 L. Stockard 2 K. Bar 4

Game Information

Stadium: Suncoast Credit Union Arena, Fort Myers, Florida
Attendance: 2,210
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