12:40 PM ET, March 15, 2012
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH -- Frank Martin watched freshman point guard Angel Rodriguez flub his way through the first half against Southern Miss Thursday and tried to keep his sanity.At one point, the always animated Martin feared Rodriguez and his fellow freshmen were "going to make me cry on national TV."Tears of joy, maybe.
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Rodney McGruder helped the eighth-seeded Wildcats put away Southern Miss on Thursday. He's the fifth player in the past five years to score 30 points without committing a turnover in the NCAA tournament.
30 Points Without a Turnover
NCAA Tournament, Past 5 Years
|2012||Rodney McGruder||Kansas St.|
|2008||Charles Rhodes||Miss. St.|
|-- ESPN Stats & Information|
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PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 15: Head coach Frank Martin of the Kansas State Wildcats looks on against the Southern...(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-60 (.367)||21-42 (.500)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-23 (.348)||2-12 (.167)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-17 (.706)||26-34 (.765)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
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