North Dakota 52

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Kansas State 85

(1-0, 1-0 home)

9:00 PM ET, November 9, 2012

Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas

1 2 T
UND 27 2552
KSU 36 4985

Top Performers

North Dakota: J. Allard 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

Kansas State: A. Rodriguez 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Kansas St. 85, North Dakota 52

Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Angel Rodriguez and Thomas Gipson each scored 13 points as Kansas State won its 10th straight season opener and started out new coach Bruce Weber's tenure with an 85-52 victory over North Dakota on Friday night.

Martavious Irving added 11 points for the Wildcats.

Troy Huff led North Dakota with 12.

A veteran North Dakota team gave the Wildcats all they could handle in the first half and trailed just 36-27 at halftime, but Kansas State widened the gap quickly after the break.

Rodriguez scored eight straight for Kansas State to begin the second half, sinking a pair of 3-pointers and slicing into the lane for a layup.

Rodriguez's first 3 gave the Wildcats their first double-digit lead of the game. After his scoring flurry, Kansas State got comfortable in the paint, getting buckets there from Will Spradling, Gipson and Rodney McGruder in addition to a couple of free throws. Seven minutes into the second half, the Wildcats led 54-36.

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Team Stat Comparison

Points 52 85
FG Made-Attempted 19-63 (.302) 29-66 (.439)
3P Made-Attempted 2-18 (.111) 7-24 (.292)
FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 20-28 (.714)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 35

2012-13 Season

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