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Wildcat report: K-State 66, Oklahoma 63

Saturday’s box score

Kansas St. 66,

No. 16 Oklahoma 63, OT

KANSAS ST.

Min

FG

FT

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Williams

34

4-12

0-0

0-2

2

4

8

Gipson

28

5-12

0-0

1-6

0

4

10

Thomas

39

2-6

0-0

0-3

6

1

4

Foster

21

6-11

0-0

0-1

1

3

14

Iwundu

34

3-5

0-0

3-4

2

1

6

M Harris

5

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

0

Edwards

34

4-9

0-2

4-9

2

3

9

N Johnson

7

0-1

0-0

0-2

2

0

0

Hurt

23

6-10

3-6

5-8

0

3

15

Totals

225

30-66

3-8

14-40

15

20

66

Percentages: FG .455, FT .375. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (Foster 2-3, Edwards 1-4, N. Johnson 0-1, Williams 0-1, Iwundu 0-1, Hurt 0-1). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 4 (Iwundu 2, Edwards 2). Turnovers: 12 (Thomas 2, N. Johnson 2, Iwundu 2, M. Harris, Gipson, Hurt, Williams, Foster). Steals: 4 (Williams, Thomas, Iwundu, Gipson). Technical Fouls: None.

OKLAHOMA

Min

FG

FT

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Spangler

40

3-8

3-5

2-9

1

3

9

Thomas

38

5-8

4-7

3-11

1

1

14

Woodard

41

0-6

0-0

1-1

1

3

0

Cousins

40

2-9

0-1

1-2

1

3

4

Hield

41

11-20

4-4

1-5

0

1

31

Walker

14

2-4

1-2

0-1

0

2

5

Lattin

11

0-2

0-0

0-1

0

1

0

Totals

225

23-57

12-19

11-37

4

14

63

Percentages: FG .404, FT .632. 3-Point Goals: 5-15, .333 (Hield 5-9, Spangler 0-1, Thomas 0-1, Cousins 0-1, Woodard 0-1, Walker 0-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots: 7 (Spangler 4, Hield, Lattin, Cousins). Turnovers: 13 (Cousins 4, Spangler 3, Walker 2, Woodard 2, Hield, Thomas). Steals: 7 (Spangler 3, Hield 3, Lattin). Technical Fouls: None.

Kansas St.

31

24

11

66

Oklahoma

30

25

8

63

A—12,426. Officials—Mark Whitehead, David Hall, Larry Spaulding.

Hurt delivers

Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber has complimented Stephen Hurt all season long.

But he has not always used the junior forward as much as he would prefer. Often, Weber looks over final stat sheets shaking his head, saying he should have played Hurt more.

The situation felt so strange to Hurt, a junior-college transfer playing his first season in a K-State uniform, that he approached Weber earlier this week with a simple question: what gives?

“I apologized,” Weber said. “I told him, ‘it’s our fault.’ We talked about it as a staff. Some of it is the other guys and our staff trust in Thomas (Gipson) … It’s great that he has kept a great attitude. He comes every day and battles.”

Hurt’s playing time may increase from here. He had 15 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes against Oklahoma, sinking jumper after jumper when K-State badly needed someone other than Marcus Foster to score.

“I just had to wait my turn,” Hurt said. “I knew that it would come. I just had to be ready at all times, whether that be today’s game or further down the road. I just knew there would be a time when I had to step up.”

Worth noting

K-State got balanced scoring on Saturday, with Justin Edwards, Thomas Gipson, Nino Williams, Hurt and Foster all scoring at least eight points … Williams and Gipson weren’t efficient, though. Gipson made 5 of 12 shots while Williams went 4 for 12 … K-State and Oklahoma players joined each other at midcourt before tipoff to hold an oversized flag during the national anthem.

Kellis Robinett

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