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Wildcat report Wildcat report: K-State 72, No. 25 Oklahoma 66

  • Published Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at 10:24 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at 9:34 a.m.

Tuesday’s box score

Kansas St. 72,

No. 25 Oklahoma 66

OKLAHOMAMinFGFTREBAPFPT
Spangler356-99-119-140321
Clark231-90-03-6242
Woodard201-52-40-1215
Cousins253-71-21-3147
Hield355-160-02-35212
Booker183-70-01-4029
Hornbeak230-71-20-1311
Neal162-42-20-3027
Bennett51-20-03-3032
Totals20022-6615-2119-38132266

Percentages: FG .333, FT .714. 3-Point Goals: 7-23, .304 (Booker 3-6, Hield 2-7, Woodard 1-2, Neal 1-2, Clark 0-1, Cousins 0-2, Hornbeak 0-3). Team Rebounds: 0. Blocked Shots: 2 (Bennett, Clark). Turnovers: 9 (Woodard 2, Clark 2, Hield, Bennett, Neal, Spangler). Steals: 5 (Woodard 2, Hornbeak, Clark, Hield). Technical Fouls: None.

KANSAS ST.MinFGFTREBAPFPT
Iwundu334-60-03-63311
Gipson161-52-53-6044
Southwell294-116-73-82016
Foster336-122-20-35218
Spradling242-64-50-25410
Thomas181-41-31-4003
Williams203-54-43-91410
Lawrence90-00-20-0000
N Johnson40-00-00-0010
D Johnson140-10-00-0020
Totals20021-5019-2813-42162072

Percentages: FG .420, FT .679. 3-Point Goals: 11-21, .524 (Foster 4-8, Iwundu 3-3, Southwell 2-3, Spradling 2-6, Thomas 0-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 5 (D. Johnson 3, Southwell 2). Turnovers: 13 (Foster 5, Gipson 3, Williams, N. Johnson, Southwell, Lawrence, Spradling). Steals: 5 (Southwell 2, Foster, Thomas, Spradling). Technical Fouls: None.

Oklahoma382866
Kansas St.393372

A—12,250. Officials—Mike Stuart, Gerry Pollard, Kipp Kissinger.

Winning without Gipson

Many of Kansas State’s losses can be linked to the absence of junior forward Thomas Gipson. He watched from the bench while recovering from a concussion when Northern Colorado upset K-State on opening night, and he looked a step slow during losses to Charlotte and Georgetown. But he was the Wildcats’ most consistent player during their 10-game winning streak. On Tuesday, K-State figured out a way to win without him playing at a high level. Gipson was limited to four points and six rebounds in 16 foul-plagued minutes. "We did this without Thomas," Weber said. "Thomas has been our rock-solid guy and he had one of his worst games."

The Closer

Nino Williams has been known for many things during his K-State career. Now he can add clutch free throws to the list. Williams, a junior forward, went 4 for 4 from the foul line when it mattered most. K-State players showed confidence in him and tried to get him the ball late.

"I’m a confident person," Williams said. "I just feel like at the end of the game it’s like the first five minutes of the game. I just relax, do my routine and shoot my shot."

Foster banged up

Marcus Foster played with bandages on his left ankle and his right index finger on Tuesday. The injuries didn’t appear to affect his shot, as he scored a team-high 18 points, but he struggled holding onto the ball. He lost five turnovers.

"I am in treatment three times a day doing two different things right now, my ankle and my finger," Foster said. "It’s part of basketball. Sometimes you are going to get bumped around and hurt. I am just taking it day by day, trying to get better."

-Kellis Robinett

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