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Wildcat report Wildcat report (Feb. 2)

  • Published Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at 9:25 p.m.

Saturday’s box score

No. 18 Kansas St. 52

Oklahoma 50

KANSAS ST.MinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Southwell271-71-22-3403
Henriquez134-90-13-3028
Rodriguez311-62-20-0334
McGruder272-82-21-9127
Spradling255-80-01-30312
Irving224-90-01-31210
Williams140-10-01-1030
Lawrence111-10-00-2102
Gipson263-70-00-4136
Johnson40-00-00-2000
Totals20021-565-79-34111852

Percentages: FG .375, FT .714. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Irving 2-3, Spradling 2-4, McGruder 1-2, Rodriguez 0-3, Southwell 0-4). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 2 (Johnson, Henriquez). Turnovers: 10 (Irving 3, McGruder 2, Rodriguez 2, Southwell, Gipson, Henriquez). Steals: 10 (Southwell 3, McGruder, Johnson, Spradling, Gipson, Rodriguez, Henriquez, Williams). Technical Fouls: Irving.

OKLAHOMAMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
M’Baye293-101-14-5037
Osby345-123-41-70113
Pledger201-40-01-1002
Hield331-72-22-4224
Hornbeak170-10-00-3230
Grooms123-50-10-1207
Fitzgerald161-32-30-6024
Cousins202-30-10-2216
Clark193-41-21-4007
Totals20019-499-1410-3881250

Percentages: FG .388, FT .643. 3-Point Goals: 3-14, .214 (Cousins 2-3, Grooms 1-2, Hornbeak 0-1, M’Baye 0-2, Hield 0-3, Pledger 0-3). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 1 (M’Baye). Turnovers: 14 (M’Baye 3, Hornbeak 3, Grooms 2, Hield 2, Cousins 2, Pledger, Clark). Steals: 4 (Pledger, Hield, Cousins, Clark). Technical Fouls: Hornbeak.

Kansas St.

282452
Oklahoma232750

Att.–11,882. Officials–John Higgins, Rick Randall, Keith Kimble.

Sweet revenge

How upset were K-State basketball players after losing both of their games against Oklahoma last year? Perhaps coach Bruce Weber can explain it best.

“Since I got here they talked about how Oklahoma got them twice last year,” Weber said. “They were able to get them back.”

The Wildcats finished off a season-sweep of the Sooners on Saturday. They won 69-60 at Bramlage Coliseum last month.

“It’s big, especially after what they did to us last year, losing two games to them when we really shouldn’t have,” Will Spradling said. “We came in and beat a better team today.”

Weber is 3-0 against Lon Kruger, with one of those victories coming when he was at Illinois and Kruger was with UNLV.

Bench help

For the second straight game, K-State needed big production from its bench because of foul trouble. Both Rodney McGruder and Will Spradling, who lead the Wildcats in minutes played, picked up early fouls and spent the majority of the first half on the bench.

That meant Martavious Irving, Omari Lawrence and Thomas Gipson had to contribute when they came in. They all responded, with Irving scoring 10 points, Gipson scoring six and Lawrence two. McGruder finished with seven points and nine rebounds. Spradling had a nice second half and scored 12 points.

Worth noting

Jordan Henriquez was once again in the starting lineup. He scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in 13 minutes. He scored K-State’s first six points, and was involved throughout. But Weber thought he was a bad matchup for Oklahoma’s small front-court and limited his minutes.… The last time K-State scored 52 points, it defeated UMKC 52-44 in December. Angel Rodriguez and Irving were both injured.… Weber was critical of McGruder’s decision to risk a lob-pass to Spradling late. Oklahoma was pressing in an attempt to get back in the game, and had both players well defended. McGruder floated up a pass that got stolen. K-State had a timeout available. In hindsight, Weber would have preferred McGruder to use it.

— Kellis Robinett

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