• Key play: Rodney McGruder made a three-pointer that stopped a 7-0 run by Oklahoma State.
Key stat: Angel Rodriguez made just one of seven shots and scored four points.
Key play: Rodriguez was called for a charge on an in-bounds play that gave the ball to Oklahoma State in the middle of a game-changing run.
Key stat: Rodriguez hit two of nine shots.
He didn’t start, but Will Spradling played 19 minutes after missing K-State’s last game against TCU because of a bruised sternum. He made two three-pointers in the closing moments, but didn’t score before that. Spradling’s presence was noticeable within the offense, though. Weber said he played Spradling more than he was hoping to because the Wildcats’ didn’t get much movement on offense without him. “He hasn’t practiced in two weeks, probably. Ten days at least,” Weber said. “His condition is bad and we’ve got to get him healthy.”
Jordan Henriquez was limited to 10 minutes because of a back injury. Weber didn’t say much about the ailment, other than that Henriquez’s back “went out.” Henriquez has battled back spasms and injuries all season, but he has been healthy in recent games. Weber wasn’t sure what Henriquez’s status was going forward.
Play was momentarily stopped twice in the first half. At the beginning of the game, officials froze the game in order for a camera man to get positioned under the basket. Later, a Gatorade bottle fell onto the court in front of the Oklahoma State bench. That stoppage prevented K-State from attempting a three-pointer.
Nino Williams was a big factor in K-State’s victory over Oklahoma State at Bramlage Coliseum, scoring 17 points. But he couldn’t get going in the rematch and finished with two points and six rebounds.
Fans watching the game in Topeka missed portions of the first half due to technical difficulties.
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