The third Top 10 team in three games was the charm for Kansas State (19-8, 8-7 Big 12), as the Wildcats ended a brutal stretch of Big 12 play with a massive upset of No. 3 ranked Missouri (25-3, 12-3 Big 12), 78-68 in Columbia. Junior guard Rodney McGruder had 24 points for Kansas State, who completed the season sweep of the Tigers and improved their NCAA Tournament resume dramatically.
The Wildcats opened the game on a 14-3 run and managed to keep pace with the Tigers' scorers throughout the game. While Missouri's defense allowed McGruder and forward Thomas Gipson (13 points) to explode, K State held Mizzou's vaunted four-guard attack to just 38 points (Marcus Denmon led the Tigers with 19 points).
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