K-State takes out Cyclones
BY Associated Press
Sunday, February 10, 2013
2/10/13 at 7:13 AM
Rodney McGruder scored 22 points and Angel Rodriguez added 20 as No. 13 Kansas State knocked off Iowa State 79-70 in Manhattan, Kan., on Saturday to take sole possession of first place in the Big 12.
Korie Lucious led the Cyclones (16-7, 6-4) with 16 points and reserve Tyrus McGee had 15.
The Wildcats (19-4, 8-2) held a slim 33-32 lead at the break in a game that remained close most of the way.
With 9:10 remaining, Kansas State led 61-52. In response to a pair of Iowa State baskets, Thomas Gipson and Rodriguez both scored and put the Wildcats up 65-55 - the first double-digit lead of the game.
From there, Kansas State began to pull away.
A 3 by Rodriguez and a three-point play by Gipson put the Wildcats up 71-57 with 4:53 to play. Consecutive 3s by Lucious pulled the Cyclones within seven with under a minute to play, but Iowa State could not stop Kansas State from scoring.
Baylor 75, Texas Tech 48: In Waco, Texas, Cory Jefferson scored six of his 15 points in Baylor's big game-turning run and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Bears snapped a three-game losing streak with a 75-48 victory over Texas Tech.
Pierre Jackson scored 15 points, while Isaiah Austin also had a double-double (13 points, 13 rebounds), for the Bears (15-8, 6-4), who avoided their first four-game losing streak in four years.
Jamal Williams' eight points were the most for Texas Tech (9-12, 2-8), which has lost four in a row.
West Virginia 63, TCU 50: In Fort Worth, Texas, Terry Henderson led West Virginia with 17 points as the Mountaineers won their third in a row, defeating TCU 63-50.
Eron Harris added 14 points for West Virginia (12-11, 5-5), cooling off the Horned Frogs, who were coming off their biggest win in program history, 62-55 over No. 5 Kansas on Wednesday night.
Kyan Anderson led TCU (10-13, 1-9) with 16 points, while Connell Crossland scored 13.
It was the 1,000th game for West Virginia coach Bob Huggins, who is 722-278.