GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Kansas State 62, Texas Tech 51

(AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

By DAVID SMALE
Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Nijel Pack scored 14 points, Mark Smith made a key 3-pointer with just over a minute left, and Kansas State ended a four-game losing streak, beating No. 19 Texas Tech 62-51.

Smith finished with 12 points and Mike McGuirl had 10 for the Wildcats (9-7, 1-4 Big 12), who failed to hold second-half leads in each of their four previous games. They got it done against a Texas Tech team that handed No. 1 Baylor its first loss of the season earlier this week.

Bryson Williams scored 20 points to lead the Red Raiders (13-4, 3-2), who were playing their fourth game in eight days. The Red Raiders beat No. 9 Kansas last Saturday, knocked off Baylor on Tuesday and dismantled Oklahoma State on Thursday.

But Texas Tech appeared to run out of steam against K-State, shooting 39.6% from the field. Terrence Shannon Jr.'s jumper with 4:54 remaining got the Red Raiders within 50-49, but they didn't make another shot from the field.

Smith's 3-pointer with 1:06 left made it 58-51 and essentially put the game away.

Texas Tech led by two points at halftime and extended the lead to 31-26 early in the second half, but K-State quickly rallied to go back in front. Neither team led by more than five points until Selton Miguel's layup put the Wildcats ahead 55-49 with 2:32 left.

Shannon came in leading the Red Raiders in scoring at 14.3 points per game but hadn't played since Dec. 14 because of a back injury. His late jumper was his only basket on Saturday.


Texas Tech
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
B. Williams F 33 9-15 0-0 2-5 0-4 2 0 1 1 2 20
K. Obanor F 21 2-6 2-2 0-3 0-2 0 1 0 2 0 6
K. McCullar G 34 3-9 0-0 0-0 1-5 3 1 1 5 4 6
A. Arms G 27 1-5 0-0 0-3 2-7 0 0 1 3 0 2
D. Warren G 24 2-5 3-6 2-3 0-3 0 0 2 0 1 9
C. Nadolny   21 1-3 4-4 0-2 1-4 2 0 1 3 0 6
T. Shannon Jr.   18 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 3 2
M. Santos-Silva   14 0-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 0 0
D. Batcho   6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Wilson   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 19-48
(.396)
9-12
(.750)
4-17
(.235)
6-29 7 2 6 18 10 51


Kansas State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
S. Miguel F 26 3-10 0-0 0-2 2-3 3 0 0 5 1 6
D. Bradford C 21 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 1 0 2 1 2
N. Pack G 35 5-14 2-2 2-9 2-7 1 0 0 1 2 14
M. Nowell G 34 2-8 2-2 1-4 1-4 9 0 5 1 1 7
M. Smith G 28 5-8 0-1 2-4 0-6 2 0 2 3 3 12
I. Massoud   21 2-5 0-0 1-3 0-1 0 0 1 0 2 5
M. McGuirl   16 4-5 0-0 2-3 0-0 1 0 1 2 1 10
K. Ezeagu   11 1-3 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 1 0 0 1 3
L. Kasubke   7 1-2 0-0 1-1 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Totals   199 24-56
(.429)
5-7
(.714)
9-26
(.346)
9-33 16 2 9 16 12 62
Officials: Gerry Pollard, Antinio Petty, Amy Bonner




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