Scores

Final

Texas Southern 69

(1-10, 0-8 away)

Kansas State 78

(8-2, 6-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, December 18, 2012

Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas

1 2 T
TXSO 31 3869
KSU 35 4378

Top Performers

Texas Southern: R. Penn Jr. 24 Pts, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

Kansas State: R. McGruder 26 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Kansas St. 78, Texas Southern 69

Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Rodney McGruder scored 26 points and Thomas Gipson added 14 points and 12 rebounds as Kansas State defeated Texas Southern 78-69 on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats (8-2) could never shake the Tigers (1-10), who trailed by just six points with 1:13 remaining. But four free throws in the final 35 seconds protected Kansas State's lead.

Ray Penn had 24 points for Texas Southern, and Omar Strong and Madarious Gibbs added 13 points each.

A 7-0 run by the Wildcats -- five of the points were by McGruder -- gave them a 46-36 lead with 15:03 remaining. It was the first double-digit advantage of the game.

The lead grew to 53-38 with 12 minutes to play. But Texas Southern went on a 10-2 spurt that included 3-pointers by Penn and Gibbs.

With 7:40 left, Texas Southern trailed 55-48 and hung in until the final minute.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXSO
KSU
Points 69 78
FG Made-Attempted 26-57 (.456) 31-55 (.564)
3P Made-Attempted 13-28 (.464) 2-13 (.154)
FT Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 14-22 (.636)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 15

2012-13 Season

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