• Key play: Will Spradling hit a three from the corner, giving K-State a 3-0 lead and a hot start.
• Key stat: K-State has 12 assists and five turnovers.
• Key play: Marcus Foster hit a three, putting K-State ahead 41-17.
• Key stat: K-State had 12 assists and four turnovers.
K-State will soon welcome freshman point guard Jevon Thomas to the court. The newcomer enrolled at K-State last year, but has been ineligible to practice or play with the Wildcats since arriving on campus. That will change on Saturday, when he will become a full member of the team. K-State coaches have been high on Thomas since he signed. Weber said he wont be considered for playing time until Dec. 28, when K-State faces Tulane in Brooklyn, at the earliest. But he is expected to see the floor once he masters Webers motion offense.
• After being held scoreless in his last game, Weber challenged Spradling to play at a higher level against Troy. He didnt back down. The senior guard made four three-pointers and scored 14 points. It was good to see Will make some shots, Weber said. It was just a good, balanced game. Added Spradling: I felt good all week. I have been doing well in practice, shooting the ball really well. Coaches have been on me to shoot the ball more. Thats something I focused on today.
• Danzel McDaniel, a cornerback from Dodge City Community College verbally committed to K-State on Sunday. He announced the decision on his Twitter account. McDaniel is a three-star defensive back, according to Rivals. He chose K-State over Nebraska, Iowa State, Arkansas and others.
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