Kansas State sophomore forward Brandon Bolden will likely miss the remainder of the season because of a broken left wrist.
Bolden fell hard to the court late in the first half, injuring his wrist and his face. He spit blood as coaches and trainers wrapped an air splint around his left arm and helped him to the locker room.
K-State coach Bruce Weber said the initial diagnosis of the injury was a broken wrist, but he would not be sure until further tests were completed.
The injury comes at a tough time for Bolden. Though he has been a reserve all season, he was starting to crack the rotation, seeing playing time against West Virginia and Oklahoma.
Oklahoma did not come close to tying the game in the final 3.4 seconds. The Sooners inbounded the ball and raced upcourt in an attempt to get off a potential game-tying three-pointer, but K-State Jevon Thomas fouled Oklahoma’s Isaiah Cousins at midcourt.
The goal was for Cousins to make the first of two free-throw attempts and intentionally miss the second in hopes of securing a rebound and putting in a tying layup. But he missed the first free throw and had to intentionally miss the second in such a way that Oklahoma players could rebound it and shoot a three in less than a second. His attempt was way off, hitting the bottom of the net.
Key play: K-State’s Marcus Foster made his first shot attempt, a three-pointer, to announce his return after a three-game suspension.
Key stat: Oklahoma scored 14 points in the paint, while K-State managed six.
Key play: Foster hit a game-winning three with 3.4 seconds remaining.
Key stat: Oklahoma’s Ryan Spangler fouled out of the game with 8:17 remaining.