Nov 25, 2019 7:45 PM

FHSU men’s basketball faces Southwest Baptist Tuesday

Posted Nov 25, 2019 7:45 PM

FHSU's Perry Carroll. Photo by Allie Schweizer courtesy fhsuathletics.com


HAYS -- Fort Hays State men's basketball will meet Southwest Baptist in a neutral site contest on Tuesday at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.


Game time is set for 1:30 pm. With Southwest Baptist leaving the MIAA following the 2018-19 season, the teams will meet in non-conference play for the first time since 2005-06. FHSU enters at 3-1 overall and SBU is 4-1 overall.


This will be the final game of five away from home for Fort Hays State to open the 2019-20 season. The Tigers have played two games in Arkansas and two in Colorado, heads just over the state border into Missouri. FHSU vs. SBU will be the first of four games played throughout Tuesday at Municipal Auditorium, which also features Northeastern State, Central Missouri, and Emporia State from the MIAA. See the following for the schedule and information on tickets. There will be no webstream of this game, but live radio and live stats will be available for following the contest if you cannot make it to the game in Kansas City.


Schedule of Games

Fort Hays State vs. Southwest Baptist - 1:30 p.m.

Northeastern State vs. Rockhurst - 3:45 p.m.

Central Missouri vs. Midwestern State - 6 p.m.

Emporia State vs William Jewell - 8:15 p.m.


MIAA Basketball Challenge Ticket Info

All tickets are general admission and are good for all four contests. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $7 for students (with valid student ID) and children 6 & under are admitted free. Tickets are on sale now at the Municipal Auditorium Box Office or through Ticketmaster.


The Tigers are coming off a 75-68 win over UC-Colorado Springs back on November 17. FHSU will have a week and a day of rest going into this contest. The starting five has produced a balanced scoring effort so far this year with all five averaging double figures in scoring. Nyjee Wright leads the team in scoring at 13.3 points per game, followed by Jared Vitztum at 11.5. Devin DavisJake Hutchings, and Aaron Nicholson are also among the five averaging double figures. Hutchings and Vitztum lead the way in rebounds at 6.3 and 6.0 per game respectively. Perry Carroll is the top scorer off the bench at 6.0 points per game so far this year.


The Bearcats are similar to the Tigers in that their top five scorers are all starters. Senior post player Damian Prgomet leads the way with 14.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. The top four Bearcat scorers average double figures and the fifth-leading scorer averages 9.8 per game. SBU has just two games played against NCAA Division II opponents so far, going 1-1 in those contests. The Bearcats enter on a three-game win streak, but all three were over NAIA and ACCA opponents.

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Nov 25, 2019 7:45 PM
Second half rally falls short for K-State women


MANHATTAN -- A furious fourth quarter rally by Kansas State on Sunday afternoon fell short, as UT Arlington snapped K-State’s 10-game home winning streak over non-conference opponents with a 57-53 decision at Bramlage Coliseum.

 

“Disappointed with the outcome obviously,” said K-State head coach Jeff Mittie. “We struggled all day. Really did not play well until maybe the fourth. We played a little bit better in the fourth and made a little bit of a push in the fourth.”

 

K-State (3-1) entered the fourth quarter trailing by nine, 43-34, and had gained momentum by scoring six of the final eight points of the third quarter to close the gap. UT Arlington (4-0) was able to rebuild its lead to 14, 50-36, with 7:17 to play in the fourth quarter.

 

The Wildcats narrowed the game to three, 54-51, with 42 seconds to play with the assistance of an 15-4 run which was highlighted by seven points from Christianna Carr. The Wildcats pulled within three after two free throws from Angela Harris.

 

The Lady Mavericks received a clutch jumper from Terryn Milton with 12 seconds on the clock to give them a five-point lead, 56-51. Carr converted a driving layup after a timeout to bring K-State back to within three, 56-53. UT Arlington was able to close the game with a free throw by Claire Chastain with seven seconds to play.

 

In the first half, UT Arlington used a decisive 16-4 run in the second quarter to construct a 12-point lead at the half, 32-20. The 20 first half points by the Wildcats were the fewest since scoring 16 at West Virginia on January 26, 2019.

 

Kansas State was shorthanded on Sunday, as the Wildcats played without junior guard Rachel Ranke, redshirt sophomore guard Cymone Goodrich and sophomore guard Savannah Simmons due to injuries.

 

Despite the absences, the Wildcats had at least three players reach double figures for the fourth time this season, led by senior forward Peyton Williams. Williams carded her third double-double in as many games played for her this season with 16 points and 18 rebounds.

 

With her 18 rebounds, Williams moved into 14th on the K-State career rebounds list with 709 to her name. She is the 15th player in program history to haul in 700 or more career rebounds.

 

With her 16 points, the All-America candidate from Topeka, Kansas, moved into 28th on the K-State career scoring list with 1,163 points.

 

Joining Williams in double figures were Carr and Harris with 15 and 10 points, respectively. Carr was 3-of-6 from beyond the arc.

 

UT Arlington also had three players in double figures paced by Milton with 18 points. Marie Benson added 16 and Chastain tallied 14.

 

K-State shot a season-low 25.0 percent (17-of-68) from the field, while UT Arlington checked in at 38.3 percent (23-of-60). The Wildcats held a 53-33 advantage on the boards.

 

The Wildcats will leave the friendly confines of Bramlage Coliseum for the first time on November 29 and 30 for the 17th annual Junkanoo Jam in Bimini, Bahamas. Kansas State, Memphis, LSU and Michigan State make up the Bimini Division of the event.

 

K-State will face Memphis on Friday at 2 p.m. (CT), and will face either LSU or (15/16) Michigan State on Saturday at either 3:30 p.m. (CT), or 5:45 p.m. (CT).

 

All games will be streamed live at FloHoops.com. To access the live event coverage and replays of the Junkanoo Jam, users must sign up to become FloPRO subscribers on FloHoops.com.

 

The games will also be available for free at kstatesports.com.

 

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