Dec 01, 2019 6:00 AM

No. 15 Michigan State women edge K-State 65-60

Posted Dec 01, 2019 6:00 AM

BIMINI, Bahamas (AP) — Nia Clouden and Shay Colley combined for 31 points and No. 15 Michigan State bounced back from its first loss of the season to defeat Kansas State 65-60 at the Junkanoo Jam on Saturday.


The Spartans rallied in the fourth quarter with a 10-0 run that produced a six-point lead after two Alyza Winston free throws with 42.7 seconds to go. After the Wildcats got a Christianna Carr 3-pointer to make it a one-possession game, Clouden made a pair from the foul line at 23 seconds and K-State failed to hit another shot.


Clouden had 16 points and Colley 15 for the Spartans (6-1), who lost to LSU in their first game. Tory Ozment added 12 points.


Freshman Ayoka Lee had 22 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks, all career highs, for Kansas State (3-3). Peyton Williams had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

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K-State uses an aggressive defense to defeat Iowa State 27-17

( Kansas State ( 8-4 ) maintained possession of the football for 34 minutes and 12 seconds and held the Iowa State Cyclones ( 7-5 ) to 1 of 13 on third down conversions enroute to a 27-17 victory on Senior Night at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.


The Wildcats broke out of the gate kick with an opening play 93-yard kickoff return by freshman Joshua Youngblood to go up 7-0. Iowa State battled from behind to tie the game at 14-14 at halftime and jumped ahead 17-14 in the third quarter before the Wildcats got the game tied at 17-all on of two field goals on the night by Blake Lynch.

( K-State Coach Chris Klieman's postgame press conference )


K-State Coach Chris Klieman called the victory a "great team win by our guys. So happy for our seniors that have put in the blood, sweat and tears for a long time, a lot of years here. After the big win down at Texas Tech, we were in the locker room and we challenged all the underclassmen, freshmen, sophomores, juniors to lay it on the line today for our seniors because of what they've meant to our program. Without question, we played an excellent football game. Was it it perfect? No. But the conditions weren't perfect either."


Cold weather and a bitter swirling west wind created challenges for players in the game and were a challenge for fans who were bundled in everything from heavy coats and stocking caps to blankets. For some it was too much as the crowd outdoors in the stadium thinned out a bit during the course of the game.


For the Wildcats freshman Jacardia Wright ran for a touchdown and the Wildcat defense held Iowa State q uarterback Brock Purcy to just 15 of 30 passing for 185 yards and a touchdown. The Cyclones only had 236 yards of total offense. They entered the game ranked sixth nationally in passing at 330.5 yards per game but Purdy struggled with the stiff wind.


Kansas State and Iowa State will now wait to find out their postseason bowl destinations.