The Kansas State Wildcats Men’s Basketball team overcame an early second half slump and finally put away the Miners of UTEP 78-70 on Friday in the Semifinals of the Diamondhead Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii.
After K-State led 47-32 at intermission, UTEP used a 27-11 run to grab a 59-58 lead before K-State scored to regain the advantage. However, Angel Rodriguez touched off a 14-1 run with a three-point basket which allowed the Wildcats to advance to Sunday’s final. Rodriguez was K-State’s leading scorer with 16 points, leading three Wildcats in double figures as Will Spradling added 11 points and Jamar Samuels chipped in with 10.
K-State will face Long Beach State in the title game Sunday evening. The 49ers blew away Auburn 64-43 in Friday’s other semifinal. You can hear all the action from the Championship game of the Diamondhead Classic on Sportsradio 1350 KMAN beginning with the pre-game show at 7:45 p.m.