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Thunder Sign Garrett, McGruder

The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed guards Diante Garrett and Rodney McGruder to contracts. Garrett (6-4, 190 pounds), appeared in 19 games last season as a member of the Phoenix Suns where he averaged 2.1 points and 1.6 assists in 7.9 minutes per game. Additionally, Garrett played eight games last season for the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League where he posted averages of 17...
Via RealGM
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Thunder sign guards Garrett, McGruder

OKLAHOMA CITY The Thunder signed a pair of former Big 12 guards in Diante Garrett and Rodney McGruder a day before the team begins training camp for the 2013 season. Garettt played in 19 games last year for the Suns. He averaged 2.1 points and 1.6 assists in 7.9 minutes. In the D-League, Garrett played eight games and averaged 17.3 points and 7.3 assists per game. He played collegiately...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Kansas C highlights latest Clips' draft workout

The Clippers' slate of draft workouts continued on Monday, when the team brought in four players: two big men and two guards. Jeff Withey, a center out of Kansas, highlights the group, which also includes forward Kenny Kadji (Miami) and guards Matthew Dellavedova (St. Mary's) and Rodney McGruder (Kansas State.) The Clippers hold the 25th pick in the June 27 draft, and before...
Via Fox Sports West
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

East beats West 87-81 in college all-star game

Rodney McGruder stepped to the line in the cavernous Georgia Dome, took a couple of quick breaths, and knocked down four straight foul shots to finish off his career a winner. Kansas State's guard finished with 11 points, James Ennis of Long Beach State scored 13 and the East team beat the West 87-81 on Friday night in a college all-star game at the Final Four. The East team...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

McGruder rescues K-State vs. OK St.

Now the Big 12's regular-season co-champs will get their chance to settle it all on the court. Rodney McGruder scored 25 points as No. 11 Kansas State beat a sluggish No. 14 Oklahoma State 68-57 in the Big 12 tournament semifinals Friday night, setting up a title showdown on Saturday with No. 7 Kansas, which swept the Wildcats twice and shared the regular season with them. ...
Via Fox Sports
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

K-State tops OSU in Big 12 semis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Rodney McGruder scored Kansas State's first nine points of the second half and led the 11th-ranked Wildcats past No. 14 Oklahoma State 68-57 Friday night in the Big 12 semifinals, setting up a title match on Saturday against rival Kansas. McGruder, a career leader in 10 of 14 categories for the second-seeded Wildcats (27-6) scored 25 points as the Wildcats...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas' NCAA streak may end

Something is about to happen to the proud Texas basketball program that hasn't happened in 15 years. The Longhorns, with a 16-17 record, probably will be sitting out the NCAA tournament. Since he arrived on the sprawling Texas campus, head coach Rick Barnes has taken the Longhorns to the NCAAs 14 years in a row. But a lackluster 66-49 loss to No. 11 Kansas State in the quarterfinals...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma St.-Kansas St. Preview

Kansas State came up short last weekend in Stillwater, but it all worked out as a loss by a conference rival gave it a share of the Big 12 title. The 11th-ranked Wildcats will have nowhere to look for help on Friday night when they meet No. 14 Oklahoma State for the second time in seven days - this time with a berth in the conference tournament championship at stake. Tied with...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas' NCAA streak may end after loss to K-State

Something is about to happen to the proud Texas basketball program that hasn't happened in 15 years. The Longhorns, with a 16-17 record, will probably be sitting out the NCAA tournament. Since he arrived on the sprawling Texas campus, head coach Rick Barnes has taken the Longhorns to the NCAAs 14 years in a row. But a lackluster 66-49 loss to No. 11 Kansas State in the quarterfinals...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas State pulls away from Texas

Rodney McGruder scored 24 points and sparked an 11-0 run in the second half, lifting No. 11 Kansas State past Texas 66-49 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. An all-conference senior who ranks in the top 10 in 14 of Kansas State's career categories, McGruder also had a team-leading seven rebounds as the second-seeded Wildcats (26-6) whipped the Longhorns...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 11 K- State beats Texas in Big 12 quarters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Rodney McGruder scored 24 points and sparked an 11-0 run in the second half, lifting No. 11 Kansas State past Texas 66-49 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. An all-conference senior who ranks in the top 10 in 14 of Kansas State's career categories, McGruder also had a team-leading seven rebounds as the second-seeded Wildcats...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 11 K- State beats Texas in Big 12 quarters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Rodney McGruder scored 24 points and sparked an 11-0 run in the second half, lifting No. 11 Kansas State past Texas 66-49 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. An all-conference senior who ranks in the top 10 in 14 of Kansas State's career categories, McGruder also had a team-leading seven rebounds as the second-seeded Wildcats...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 11 Kansas St. 66, Texas 49

Rodney McGruder scored 24 points and sparked an 11-0 run in the second half, lifting No. 11 Kansas State past Texas 66-49 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. An all-conference senior who ranks in the top 10 in 14 of Kansas State's career categories, McGruder also had a team-leading seven rebounds as the second-seeded Wildcats (26-6) whipped the Longhorns...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

'K-State Is Going To Be In My Heart Forever'

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State Seniors Rodney McGruder, Jordan Henriquez and Martavious Irving address the fans following their win against TCU.
Via kansasstate.scout.com
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

K-State hosts Big 12 bottom dweller, TCU

(AP) -- Powered by Rodney McGruder, Kansas State already handily defeated TCU earlier this season. The first Big 12 meeting in Manhattan could be just what the Wildcats need to regain a share of the conference lead. After coming through with last-second heroics in the last game, McGruder looks to keep the ninth-ranked Wildcats rolling to a sixth straight win Tuesday night against...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

TCU-Kansas St. Preview

Powered by Rodney McGruder, Kansas State already handily defeated TCU earlier this season. The first Big 12 meeting in Manhattan could be just what the Wildcats need to regain a share of the conference lead. After coming through with last-second heroics in the last game, McGruder looks to keep the ninth-ranked Wildcats rolling to a sixth straight win Tuesday night against the woeful...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

KSU sinks Baylor with buzzer beater

Rodney McGruder and 13th-ranked Kansas State took full advantage of an extra last-second chance to maintain a share of the Big 12 lead. McGruder hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, after the Wildcats got the ball back following Baylor's failed desperation inbound pass, for a 64-61 victory Saturday night. The Bears had the ball with 1 second left after K-State's Shane Southwell...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 13 Kansas St. 64, Baylor 61

Rodney McGruder hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and 13th-ranked Kansas State pulled out a 64-61 victory Saturday night after a failed desperation inbound pass gave the Wildcats one more chance. Instead of settling for overtime after K-State's Shane Southwell missed badly with 1 second left, the Bears (17-12, 8-8 Big 12) brought seldom-used Jacob Neubert off the bench to try a...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 13 K-State beats Baylor on McGruder 3

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Rodney McGruder hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and 13th-ranked Kansas State pulled out a 64-61 victory Saturday night after a failed desperation inbound pass gave the Wildcats one more chance. Instead of settling for overtime after K-State's Shane Southwell missed badly with 1 second left, the Bears (17-12, 8-8 Big 12) brought seldom-used Jacob Neubert off...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Big 12's Coach of the Year? Why not Weber?

KANSAS CITY, MO - Yeah, yeah, we know, we know. Not his players. Inherited a diamond mine. All reap, no sow. There's Bruce Weber, clinging to the lead on the final lap of the 500 in someone else's car. Again. And? Somebody pushed the right buttons against No. 8 Florida at Sprint Center. Somebody figured out a way to outfox Lon Kruger twice. (Hint: It wasn't Bill Self...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

McGruder's 20 pace No. 13 K-State over Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Week by week and win by win, No. 13 Kansas State keeps inching closer to something not experienced by the Wildcats in a generation: a conference basketball championship. On Saturday night, it was an easy 81-69 victory over Texas that pushed Kansas State (22-5, 11-3 Big 12) just a little bit farther along. The Wildcats trailed only for a matter of seconds after...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

McGruder scores 22 as No. 13 K-State tops Iowa St.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Rodney McGruder scored 22 points and Angel Rodriguez added 20 as No. 13 Kansas State knocked off Iowa State 79-70 to take sole possession of first place in the Big 12. Korie Lucious led the Cyclones (16-7, 6-4) with 16 points and reserve Tyrus McGee had 15. The Wildcats (19-4, 8-2) held a slim 33-32 lead at the break in a game that remained close most of...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 13 Kansas St. 68, Texas Tech 59

Kansas State coach Bruce Weber wasn't entirely enthralled with the way his 13th-ranked Wildcats beat Texas Tech on Tuesday night. ''I thought for the first time in a long time we took some questionable shots, which was disappointing to me,'' he said. ''We were on our toes, not in the places we needed to be, gave them a couple of easy baskets.''...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 13 Kansas State routes Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Rodney McGruder had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 13 Kansas State over Texas Tech 68-59 on Tuesday night, extending the Wildcats' winning streak to three games. Angel Rodriguez added 13 points and Thomas Gibson had 12 for the Wildcats (18-4, 7-2 Big 12). McGruder was 6 of 11 from the field, while Rodriguez was 3 of 6 from 3-point range and was...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

K-State goes for rare road win over Oklahoma

(AP) -- While Kansas State got the best of Oklahoma at home two weeks ago, coach Bruce Weber's team could have its hands full with the series shifting to Norman. The No. 18 Wildcats try to pick up a rare road win over the Sooners in a Big 12 showdown Saturday. Third in the conference with 14.9 points per game, Rodney McGruder scored 20 and Will Spradling added 15 in a 69-60...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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