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Southwell scores 16 as K-State advances to Garden with 87-26 win over Alabama-Huntsville

Shane Southwell had 16 points to lead four players in double-figure scoring, and Kansas State rolled over Division II Alabama-Huntsville 87-26 Tuesday night to reach the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

The Wildcats (3-0), who easily dispatched Lamar in the opening round, will play Delaware on Nov. 21 at Madison Square Garden for a spot in the championship game.

The Blue Hens beat Virginia earlier in the night.

Kansas State raced out to a 19-2 lead over the Chargers (2-1), stretched it to 47-11 by the break, and pushed the advantage to 50 by midway through the second half before coasting down the stretch to its 38th consecutive non-conference win at Bramlage Coliseum.

Rodney McGruder finished with 11 points for the Wildcats. Angel Rodriguez and Will Spradling each had 10.

The Chargers, who upset North Texas the previous night, didn't have any player score more than four points.