• Key play: Shane Southwell hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give K-State a 40-32 lead.
• Key stat: Texas missed 11 of 22 free throws.
• Key play: Will Spradling hit a three-pointer moments after Texas had pulled to within 12, giving K-State the breathing room it needed to win by a comfortable margin.
• Key stat: K-State made all 10 of its free-throws.
K-State faced an ugly scenario at halftime. Most of its players were in foul trouble. Omari Lawrence had three, while D.J. Johnson, Thomas Gipson, Martavious Irving, Angel Rodriguez and Jordan Henriquez all had two. Wildcats coach Bruce Weber had to get creative with his lineups, making sure he would have his best players in the second half. He did well, and none of K-States players fouled out. Only Henriquez and Rodriguez finished with four fouls. The Wildcats were also in foul trouble against West Virginia.
• Spradling missed the majority of the first half after getting hit in the chest in the opening minutes while coming off a screen. He fought through the hit to make a three-pointer and then two free throws before coming out of the game, but he was noticeably in pain, placing his hand over his chest whenever he didnt possess the ball. He felt well enough to start the second half, though, and went on to score eight points.
• The crowd of 8,106 was so small at tip-off that Texas officials invited fans in the upper deck to move down to vacant seats closer to the court.
• Henriquez started after missing one practice earlier this week while visiting his family in New York following the death of his grandmother. He finished with six points and seven rebounds.
| Kellis Robinett, firstname.lastname@example.org