Nino Williams added 13 points for Kansas State (15-6, 5-3 Big
12), which led by 14 points early in the second half before
Texas Tech (10-11, 2-6) rallied to within four points with less
than a minute remaining. Wesley Iwundu scored 11 points as
Thomas Gipson, the Wildcats’ second-leading scorer, was limited
to seven points due to foul trouble.
Jaye Crockett scored 15 points to lead the Red Raiders, who shot
33.9 percent from the field. Dusty Hannahs added 14 points for
Texas Tech, which has dropped three in a row and six of its past
Crockett’s 3-pointer with just over seven minutes left brought
Texas Tech within 48-47 but the Wildcats responded with six
straight points. Crockett’s two free throws with 45.8 seconds
remaining cut Kansas State’s led to 58-54, but the Wildcats hit
8-of-8 free throws in the final 38 seconds.
Texas Tech held an early 9-7 advantage before the Wildcats
scored 16 of the next 18 points. Williams and Gipson each scored
five points – each contributing a three-point play – during the
spurt, which Iwundu capped with a tip-in with 6:22 left to make
it 23-11 Kansas State.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Gipson, who averages 12.1 points, fouled out with
22.3 seconds left after picking up his fourth foul with 11:07
remaining. … Kansas State improved to 28-2 in home games under
coach Bruce Weber. … Texas Tech shot 29.2 percent in the first
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