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Wildcat report: Kansas State 71, Texas A&M 64

Saturday’s box score

Kansas St. 71, Texas A&M 64

TEXAS A&M

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Green

26

3-5

5-5

0-2

3

5

11

Jones

32

3-10

0-1

1-3

2

4

6

Roberson

23

6-7

1-2

0-1

1

3

13

Caruso

33

5-8

0-1

1-6

6

4

10

House

33

3-8

5-6

2-5

1

3

13

Robinson

16

0-2

0-0

2-2

1

1

0

Trocha-Morelos

2

0-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Fitzgerald

7

0-1

0-0

0-1

0

0

0

Allen

5

1-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

2

Space

23

4-8

0-2

1-2

1

4

9

Totals

200

25-51

11-17

9-25

15

24

64

Percentages: FG .490, FT .647. 3-Point Goals: 3-9, .333 (House 2-5, Space 1-2, Green 0-1, Fitzgerald 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 1 (Jones). Turnovers: 6 (Jones 2, Robinson 2, Caruso 2). Steals: 5 (Caruso 3, Robinson, Green). Technical Fouls: Space.

KANSAS ST.

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Thomas

35

2-6

4-10

1-3

3

3

8

Foster

30

3-6

2-4

0-2

4

3

10

Williams

23

6-8

5-7

0-2

1

4

17

Edwards

23

3-5

0-0

0-3

1

2

8

Gipson

32

4-7

6-6

1-6

0

0

14

M Harris

17

1-1

2-3

0-4

2

3

4

Schoen

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Bolden

8

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

0

N Johnson

11

0-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Iwundu

20

5-5

0-0

0-1

2

4

10

Rohleder

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Meyer

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Totals

200

24-39

19-30

3-24

13

20

71

Percentages: FG .615, FT .633. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Edwards 2-4, Foster 2-4, Williams 0-1, Thomas 0-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 2 (Bolden, Gipson). Turnovers: 12 (Gipson 4, Iwundu 2, Thomas 2, M. Harris, N. Johnson, Foster, Williams). Steals: 2 (Edwards, Williams). Technical Fouls: None.

Texas A&M

32

32

64

Kansas St.

39

32

71

A—14,884. Officials—Don Daily, Ron Groover, Keith Kimble.

Hot start

Kansas State came close to setting a program record by making 82 percent of its shots in the first half.

The Wildcats’ best shooting percentage for a half is 85.7 percent. They accomplished that feat in 1982. K-State barely missed that mark by making 14 of 17 shots Saturday against Texas A&M in the opening 20 minutes. It went down as the team’s third-best shooting half and the best in any game since 1994.

Its previous best shooting half of the season came against Savannah State, when it shot 70 percent in the second half.

Upcoming test

Kansas State is off until next Sunday when it plays host to Texas Southern at Bramlage Coliseum. Though the Wildcats likely scheduled Texas Southern (2-8) expecting an overmatched opponent to ease back into things after Christmas, the game could be a legitimate challenge.

Texas Southern beat No. 25 Michigan State on the road Saturday in overtime 71-64.

Worth noting

K-State junior forward Stephen Hurt missed his third straight game with a groin injury. Coach Bruce Weber had previously said he expected Hurt to play against Texas A&M, and even let him warm up. But Hurt told his coach he was unable to play. With rest this week, Weber is hopeful Hurt can return against Texas Southern.… K-State senior forward Thomas Gipson fell one point shy of a milestone moment against Texas A&M. By scoring 14 points, he upped his career scoring total to 999 points.

Kellis Robinett

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