Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE
Kansas State is trailing Michigan by five points at the half of the preseason NIT championship game.
It looked like Michigan was going to run away with this game early on, as they led the Wildcats 15-5 after the first 10 minutes. The Wildcats, however, were able to come back in this game, going on a quick 7-1 run to make it 22-20 with 5:37 left in the half. From that point on, these two teams have more or less remained on even terms.
Kansas State did not shoot the ball well in the first half, going only 8-of-28 from the field, and just 2-of-10 from beyond the arc. The offense from Kansas State has been spread out with eight players having scored, and leading the way is Angel Rodriguez who has five points.
The Wildcats defense held their own against Michigan in the opening half, keeping them to a mere 47 percent shooting from the field. That defense has not extended to Tim Hardaway Jr., however, who leads all players with 12 points.