Despite missing five straight free throws with under 30 seconds to go, the Kansas State Wildcats escape with a 84-80 win at home over the Texas Longhorns. The win snaps Kansas State's two game losing streak.
Trailing 82-80, Texas had the chance to tie the game before Kansas State's Martavious Irving came up with a steal that led to a Rodney McGruder dunk to seal the win.
McGruder was huge for the Wildcats finishing with 33 points and eight rebounds. Jamar Samuels added 14 points while Will Spradling and Thomas Gipson finished with 11 points each.
J'Covan Brown scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half to lead the Longhorns. Sheldon McClellan added 19 points off the bench while Myck Kabongo finished with 14 points and 10 assists. Clint Chapman chipped in 11 points before fouling out late.
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