K-State Rallies for 75-69 Win at Iowa State

Courtesy of K-State Athletics

AMES, Iowa – Kansas State rallied from 15 points down to earn a 75-69 overtime win over Iowa State on Saturday in Ames. The victory moved K-State to 13-11 (5-7 Big 12).

The Cats outscored the Cyclones 35-23 in the second half to force overtime and then controlled the overtime period with strong defense and several key baskets. K-State went 4-for-7 from the field in overtime while limiting the hosts to just 2-for-7 shooting.

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K-State had balanced scoring on the day with four players in double figures. Nijel Pack scored 19 on 7-for-10 shooting, but the sophomore had plenty of help. Markquis Nowell added 16 while Mark Smith fell just short of a double-double with 15 points and nine boards. Ish Massoud came off the bench to score 11 for K-State in the win. Mike McGuirl had nine points, as K-State’s bench held a 16-2 scoring advantage in the win.

Izaiah Brockington scored a game-high 27 points for Iowa State. Aljaz Kunc was the only other player in double figures for Iowa State with 19.

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Derek Nester
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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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