• Key play: Rodney McGruder threw down an impressive one-hand slam that will make the highlights.
• Key stat: K-State had 17 field goals on 17 assists.
• Key play: Martavious Irving and Angel Rodriguez made back-to-back threes and stretched K-States lead when TCU was threatening.
• Key stat: Low-scoring TCU had 41 points.
Assists equal points
K-States 17 field goals on 17 assists in the first half impressed Weber more than any other stat.
I dont know if thats ever been done, he said.
The Wildcats were unable to keep that pace going in the second half, but they came close by finishing with 27 assists and 31 field goals.
We are at our best when we are passing the ball to each other, Irving said.
• Junior guard Will Spradling, who started in K-States first 29 games, watched Tuesdays game from the bench in sweats. He sat out because of an injury he suffered at Texas two weeks ago, when he got hit in the chest. Spradling played 28 minutes the following game against Texas Tech, but only 5 minutes against Baylor. Weber said he asked Spradling to try and play against Baylor with the intent to sit him against TCU. He said Spradling may return to the starting lineup Saturday.
Tuesday was all about K-States senior class, but its younger players played major roles in the win . Rodriguez had 21 points and 10 assists, Shane Southwell scored 15 and Thomas Gipson had 11.
• Players stayed at Bramlage Coliseum late to sign autographs. Fans gave them a memorable send-off. One fan even made a sign asking McGruder to marry her.
• Without Spradling in the lineup, four of K-States starters logged more than 33 minutes of playing time.
| Kellis Robinett, email@example.com