MANHATTAN, Kan. — Looking to break a two game Big 12 losing streak, the Kansas State Wildcats did exactly that Tuesday night at Bramlage Coliseum as they held off a late-surging team from Texas Tech and won 66-58.
Kansas State (15-6, 5-3) remains unbeaten in league play at home, while Texas Tech (10-11, 2-6) fell four-games below .500 in the league race. Defense was once again the difference for K-State, as Texas Tech shot just 34 percent from the field for the game, hitting 19 of 56 field goal attempts.
Texas Tech at one point in the first half went almost eight minutes without scoring a point. Kansas State was led by senior guard Will Spradling, who scored a game high 17 points. Nino Williams came off the K-State bench to score 13, while Wesley Iwundu had 11 points for the Wildcats.
Freshman guard Marcus Foster had only two points for Kansas State. Texas Tech was led by Jaye Crockett, who scored 15 points. Dusty Hannahs had 14 for the Red Raiders, hitting 5 of 12 3-point attempts. K-State will next play Saturday at West Virginia. Texas Tech will host TCU on Saturday.