Archive for Thursday, January 23, 2003

Siebrandt sparks KSU past Huskers

January 23, 2003


— Matt Siebrandt scored 18 points Wednesday night and Pervis Pasco had 15 points and 13 rebounds -- his sixth double-double of the season -- to lead Kansas State past Nebraska, 77-53.

The Wildcats have won nine straight games at home, while the Cornhuskers (9-8, 1-3 Big 12) now are 0-3 in road games this season. Nebraska hasn't won in Manhattan since 1994.

Siebrandt scored the first four points of the second half, sparking a 16-6 Wildcat run to open the period that put Kansas State ahead 49-34 with 13:55 remaining.

Kansas State put Nebraska away with a late 8-0 run, capped by Gilson DeJesus' jumper that made it 73-50 with 4:38 to play.

DeJesus had 17 points and Jarrett Hart added 13 for Kansas State.

The Wildcats shot 48 percent from the floor and held the Huskers to 31 percent shooting; it was the 12th time this season Kansas State (11-6, 2-2) held an opponent under 40 percent.

Nate Johnson led Nebraska with 13 points, and Jason Dourisseau had 11.

After trailing by as many as nine in the first half, Nebraska cut Kansas State's lead to 29-28 with 2:01 remaining in the period. But DeJesus made a free throw and Hart hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Kansas State a 33-28 halftime lead.

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