The 11th ranked Texas A&M Aggies were embarrassed by the Texas Longhorns earlier this week handing them their second loss of the season and first sinc Nov. 25. Texas A&M head coach Mark Turgeon said he told his team they had to get their act together if they were going to beat the Kansas State Wildcats.
"Before we left the locker room [Wednesday] I told them: 'We better be a heck of a lot tougher if we expect to win,'" Turgeon said. "We just talked about getting back to being us, which is defending. We haven't defended well, to be quite honest."
Mission accomplished. K-State falls to Texas A&M, 64-56, moving them to 13-7 on the season and just 1-4 in the Big 12.
As many of these games do, this one came down to free throws and Texas A&M was able to hit their. Kansas State made it 55-53 with about a minute left thanks to a timely three-pointer. The problem is that Texas A&M made their free throws down the stretch and Kansas State couldn't catch up.
K-State's top guns were out in full force as Curtis Kelly scored 15 points and snagged 11 boards. Jacob Pullen added 21 points.
Give K-State credit for staying in this game all the way and not folding but this one hurts. Their two best players played well and they still can't win. Kansas State may put Jacob Pullen in a very awkward position if they don't make the tourney.