Wildcats Hold Off Texas Tech

(Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)

Manhattan, KS – Shane Southwell scored a career-high 13 points to lead the Kansas State Wildcats in their 65-46 decision over the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a Big 12 Conference contest at the Fred Bramlage Coliseum.

Will Spradling and Rodney McGruder netted points each for Kansas State (17-6, 6-5 Big 12), while Adrian Diaz pulled down eight rebounds.

Luke Adams led the Red Raiders (7-16, 0-11) with 15 points. Jordan Tolbert finished with 11 points and eight rebounds as Texas Tech lost its 11th straight game.

Kansas State took a 31-17 lead into the intermission after a tough offensive half for both sides. The Wildcats shot 23.1 percent from the floor, while Texas Tech connected on 30 percent of its field goals in the opening stanza.

The Red Raiders struggled even more after the break, as they shot 27.8 percent from the floor over the final 20 minutes. Kansas State extended its lead by shooting 37.5 percent from the floor in the second half.

Kansas State made a season-high 30 free throws in the victory. The Wildcats managed to win despite shooting a season-low 30 percent from the field. Texas Tech’s 28.9 percent shooting was also its season-low.

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