After scrambling to gain a lead at halftime Sunday afternoon, the K-State men’s basketball team couldn’t maintain in dropping a 62-46 decision to Nebraska.
The Huskers out rebounded the Wildcats by 17 and the Cats only managed four field goal makes after halftime (16%) in suffering their third loss of the season and their first to a team not ranked in the AP Top 25 at game time.
K-State suffered through field goal droughts of 3:30 minutes, 4 minutes, 5:30 minutes and more than 5 minutes in the second half.
The stretch of 5:30 began after an Arthur Kaluma dunk to bring the Cats to within six at 47-41, but Nebraska would roll to the next 12 points before a Cam Carter layup ended the run.
Juwan Gary’s double double for the Huskers was built on the offensive glass as he collected 11 of his game high rebounds under the basket and finished with 13 points. Rienk Mast scored 19 to lead three Nebraska players in double figures.
The road win moved Nebraska to 9-2.
Tylor Perry opened the game by hitting his first three shots from beyond the three point line but would miss the remaining seven he attempted on an afternoon where K-State shot 27%. He did finish with 11 points and Cam Carter had 12 for the Wildcats , who fell to 8-3.
The Cats travel to Kansas City to face Wichita State Thursday night. Coverage will begin at 6:30 that evening on Newsradio KMAN and 101.5 KROCK.