Kansas State men’s basketball defeated South Dakota State in dominating fashion, winning 91-68. Guards Tylor Perry and Cam Carter shot lights out to propel the Wildcats over the Jackrabbits.
The ability to shoot the 3 ball was effortless for the Wildcats. K-State finished the first half with a 42.9% 3-point percentage thanks to three from Carter and two from Perry. Carter would finish the half with 15 points, asserting his scoring prowess early.
“You know I work hard for this; this is me,” Carter said. “This is what I’m going to be doing every game.”
Forward David N’Guessan and center Will McNair Jr. both effectively grabbed rebounds. N’Guessan displayed his playmaking skills, with a behind-the-back pass to McNair for the layup early in the second half. Center Jerrell Colbert efficiently protected the rim, finishing with four blocks.
Freshman guard R.J. Jones also contributed to the 3-point success, hitting three triples in the second half and finishing the night 4-5 beyond the arc. The first-year student finished with 14 points.
“We know R.J. Jones can shoot the basketball,” head coach Jerome Tang said. “He’s a bucket getter.”
Perry finished the night 6-8 from 3-point range and dropped 22 points in the blowout win. Carter totaled 25 points and three steals, solidifying himself as a two-way force to be reckoned with.
“If Cam’s rolling and TP’s [Perry] rolling the floor spreads,” Tang said. “Then it makes the game easy for everybody.”
The Wildcats travel to the Bahamas next to take on Providence at 5 p.m. Friday.
Editor’s note: The story was fully written by Trey Thomas. Credit is given to Macey Franko and Mallory Schroeder for the photography element.