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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Rodney McGruder scored 30 points and Jordan Henriquez added 15 points, nine rebounds and six blocks to lead eighth-seeded Kansas State over ninth-seeded Southern Miss 70-64 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.
The Wildcats (22-10) advanced past their opening tournament game for the third straight year and will face either Syracuse or UNC-Asheville in the third round on Saturday.
Neil Watson led Southern Miss (25-9) with 16 points, LaShay Page had 15 and Kentucky transfer Darnell Dodson scored all 14 of his points in the second half. But the Golden Eagles let a chance to win their first-ever tournament game slip away in the final minutes.
Southern Miss led by as many as five points in the second half but had no answer when McGruder and freshman point guard Angel Rodriguez keyed a late surge.
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Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez says he has accepted Southern Mississippi's apology over remarks made by its band and has moved on.
The freshman says Friday he did hear the chants of ''Where's your green card?'' during the Wildcats' 70-64 second-round victory in the NCAA tournament Thursday and that the school's athletic director and ''...
It didn’t take long for the first racist chant to occur during the first full day on March Madness on Thursday, but lo, in the very first game of the day between Southern Miss and Kansas State, K-State guard Angel Rodriguez was subjected to a “Where’s your green card?” cheer from reportedly the Southern Miss band on at least one occasion. Rodriguez is from Puerto Rico (the...
Watch the video and listen closely to the crowd noise. You’ll hear members of the University of Southern Mississippi band make racist taunts at Kansas State point guard Angel Rodriguez. They chant, “Where’s your green card?” Southern Miss President Martha Saunders apologized to Kansas State for the band’s behavior during Thursday’s NCAA Tournament basketball game in Pittsburgh.
Kansas State defeated Southern Miss on Thursday, and they get Syracuse on Saturday. On Friday, the three key members of the team spoke to the media an fielded questions on the upcoming matchup.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Kansas State coach Frank Martin likes to joke that freshman point guard Angel Rodriguez is quickly adding to the gray hair on Martin's head.
The coach can probably live with the stress if Rodriguez keeps playing the way he did against Southern Miss.
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