Texas has lost three of four
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Rodney McGruder scored 22 points and
surging Kansas State muscled past slumping No. 7 Texas 75-70 on
Monday night, the Wildcats' fifth straight win.
Jacob Pullen scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half as
Kansas State (21-9, 9-6 Big 12) sent the Longhorns to their second
straight loss and third in four games.
Two weeks ago, the Longhorns (24-6, 12-3) were in first place in
the Big 12 and among the top contenders for a No. 1 seed in the
NCAA tournament. They met their defensive match in a muscular game
with the Wildcats, who held the Longhorns to 34 percent shooting
and beat them on their home court for the third straight season.
Tristan Thompson scored 26 points for Texas but his teammates
shot just 14 of 54 from the field.
It was Kansas State's first road win over a Top Ten team since
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