Kansas State outlasts Cowboys, 73-67
BY KELLY HINES World Sports Writer
Saturday, January 05, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Rodney McGruder scored 26 of his 28 points after halftime as No. 25 Kansas State knocked off 22nd-ranked Oklahoma State 73-67 on Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
After the Cowboys led 32-30 at halftime, the Wildcats twice opened up a six-point advantage. Each time, OSU clawed back.
Phil Forte tied the game at 64 with 2:45 left, but McGruder hit back-to-back 3-pointers to deliver the victory.
Marcus Smart scored a career-high 25 points for the Cowboys, who fell to 10-3. Markel Brown finished with 19 points.
Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart passes the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, Saturday in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)