Dec 14, 2019 7:12 PM

Wildcats fall to Mississippi State

Posted Dec 14, 2019 7:12 PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Tyson Carter led four teammates in double figures with 14 points and Mississippi State beat Kansas State 67-61 on Saturday in the first game of the Never Forget Tribute Classic.

Abdul Ado scored 13 points for Mississippi State (7-2), Robert Woodard II had 12 and D.J. Stewart Jr. added 10.

Cartier Diarra scored 20 points and Mike McGuirl added 14 for Kansas State (6-4).

McGuirl’s tip-in with 59.4 to go drew Kansas State to within 64-61, but Carter sealed it with two free throws with 10 seconds left.

Stewart’s free throw capped a 7-0 Bulldogs’ run for a 62-58 lead with 2:04 to play.

Mississippi State went ahead 59-58 on a layup from Stewart with 3:11 left and a jumper from Carter on the next possession pushed the Bulldogs’ lead to 61-58.

The Bulldogs tied it at 55-55 on two free throws from Reggie Perry with 5:05 to play.

Kansas State was playing its first game in New Jersey since 2006. Mississippi State played in the Never Forget Tribute Classic last year.

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Troopers compete at NCKL Middle School League Wrestling

Fort Riley Troopers finished seventh in the NCKL Middle School League Wrestling Tournament Friday night in Clay Center.

According to Coach Bob Shefelton, Lane Chivers finished the season undefeated and the champion in the 100 pound class. Korbin Ortiz finished second at 110, Alex Roberts third and Jace Howard second in their weight classes. Yoel Padilla was fourth in the 85 pound class.

Shefelton said the Troopers received their highest total ever in medals at the NCKL. 

Fort Riley Middle School finished with 82 points. Concordia won the team title with 221.