On a night that Kansas State dominated the court from start to finish, the game ball was given to a member of the losing team.
(AP) — On a night that Kansas State dominated the court from start to finish, the game ball was given to a member of the losing team.Joey Mundweiler, a native of Olathe, led Wagner with 17 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark in career scoring. But Wagner, a little school from Staten Island, N.Y., was overmatched by the Wildcats (9-3) as Kansas State defeated the Seahawks 82-53 Tuesday night.Mundweiler, who grew up about two hours east of the Kansas State campus, entered the game needing just 12 points to reach the milestone.“It is a privilege to be able to score 1,000 points, especially against K-State, so close to home for me,” said Mundweiler. “Unfortunately, the outcome wasn’t what I would have liked but it was my last go-around.”Although the 29-point loss may not have been what Mundweiler preferred, the final score is likely more appealing to the Seahawks (7-4) than the result of the squads’ previous meeting. Kansas State manhandled Wagner last season as consensus All-American Michael Beasley and freshman standout Bill Walker combined for 48 points in a 101-59 rout.Dominique Sutton scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double in the Wildcats’ second straight win over Wagner.“We came back from break and got back into the gym and I came out today and felt pretty good,” said Sutton. “I’m a rhythm player and as the game went on, I felt like it was one of my nights, so I was able to have a good game.”Jacob Pullen had a game-high 24 points and Denis Clemente added 15 for Kansas State. Tyler Murray and Justin Drummond also reached double figures for the Seahawks, scoring 13 and 10 points, respectively.Kansas State went 5-for-5 from 3-point range in a 24-2 run to open the game. The Seahawks missed their first 10 shots and did not get a bucket until Jamal Smith’s layup with 10:21 remaining in the first period. Wagner shot just 30.4 percent as the Wildcats took a 44-21 lead into halftime.“They made every shot they took, and give them credit,” Wagner coach Mike Deane said. “We let down on the perimeter, and that is where our strength is defensively. It was a mismatch.”Mundweiler had seven points in a 14-1 Seahawk run that closed the deficit to 18 midway through the second half, but a pair of Ron Anderson free throws ignited an immediate 9-0 Kansas State run.