Howard senior guard Glenn Andrews scored a game-high 25 points, but his efforts weren’t nearly enough to keep pace with the hot shooting of the Kansas State Wildcats, who routed Howard, 82-46, in a non-conference game Dec. 31 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas.

The Wildcats (11-1) went on a 14-0 run midway through the first half and eventually opened up a 50-18 lead at halftime. Meanwhile, Howard struggled offensively, as only Andrews was able to find an offensive rhythm. Andrews, an Alexandria, Va. native, led all scorers at halftime with 12 points and finished just as strong in the second half with 13 more points. Howard sophomore center Alphonso Leary followed Andrews with seven points and six rebounds recorded off the bench.

Junior guard Rodney McGruder led a balanced offensive attack for Kansas State with 14 points, while sophomore guard Will Sprading added 13 points and junior guard Angel Rodriquez followed with 11 points off the bench; sophomore forward Jamar Samuels and junior guard Jeremy Jones each added 10 to Kansas State’s total.

Howard has completed its non-conference schedule and will begin facing Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opponents, starting Jan. 4 against Coppin State at Burr Gymnasium in Washington, D.C.

 

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor