NCAAB Game Recap - Tulsa at Kansas State
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:00 PM EST

WVU
67
OhSt
59
F
Kansas
72
Stan
56
F
AlSt
59
Oreg
98
F
Lipsco
59
Aub
86
F
UMassL
60
Mich
86
F
Bry
70
MD
84
F
W MI
62
MSU
95
F
Navy
56
UVA
65
F
Corn
59
PSU
90
F
CSBak
58
TxTch
73
F
KennSt
51
Iowa
93
F
Norf
65
Stony
81
F
AlaAM
56
ND
82
F
NJIT
47
UConn
69
F
(N/A)
55
CenCT
89
F
Lib
57
LSU
74
F
CmbTN
42
Chat
72
F
Iona
54
Colora
99
F
(N/A)
48
ETSU
117
F
KTChr
56
Presb
81
F
TXAMC
52
Nebras
73
F
NCAT
64
Ill
95
F
(N/A)
45
Bingha
98
F
VMI
82
USC-Up
91
F
Lafy
67
SacHr
66
F
HolyC
62
Sien
74
F
Campbl
63
Ohio
55
F
SeLA
31
OkSt
82
F
(N/A)
72
TN-M
92
F
(N/A)
48
SIU-E
96
F
AbCh
66
WichSt
84
F
SamH
75
Rice
61
F
Duques
61
Marsh
83
F
(N/A)
45
Radf
90
F
UCDav
69
NM
74
F
Hartfo
67
NW
66
F
TNTec
63
Miss
80
F
Leh
62
Princ
71
F
App
60
NCSU
72
F
URI
89
MidTN
62
F
Alc
57
SCla
92
F
(N/A)
67
USD
93
F
ChBap
61
NWSt
101
F
LoyMD
51
VACom
85
F
FlAtl
58
SoFL
60
F
(N/A)
59
SEMO
74
F
NDSt
66
Denv
55
F
SDSt
78
NebOm
81
F
SDak
75
W IL
82
F
N DA
66
OrSt
83
F
Harv
71
Cal
63
F
NNMU
30
NMSt
104
F
UCSB
85
ULLa
77
F
Tuls
67
KansSt
69
F
Boston
69
(N/A)
67
F
MD-ES
37
VaTec
92
F
Ark
71
Ind
64
F
Rich
78
Alab
90
F
BethC
67
StLou
77
F
ArkPB
50
WaSt
65
F
Maine
51
HI
91
F
FlGlf
58
USC
71
F

Dec 29, 2019, 6:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Tulsa (8-5)

34

33

67

Kansas State (7-5)

40

29

69

Diarra helps Kansas State hold off Tulsa 69-67
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:17 PM

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Cartier Diarra finished with a career high 25 points to lift Kansas State over Tulsa in a 69-67 thriller on Sunday night.

Xavier Sneed scored 18 in the win over the Golden Hurricane, but the Wildcats struggled from the field all game shooting 38% from the floor.

It was the first time this season that Tulsa was defeated when the opponent was held to under 40% from the floor.

Lawson Korita topped the Golden Hurricane (8-5), who ended a three-game road trip and nonconference play, with 12 points.

Overall, the Golden Hurricane were balanced in the box score with every player who checked in recording a bucket but fell just short in the game. Tulsa managed to post a higher shooting percentage than Kansas State shooting 43% from the floor.

The Golden Hurricane (8-5) bench led by 10 points from Darien Jackson scored 24 points to help keep Tulsa in the game.

“I think out strength is in our numbers and I thought out guys came in a sprayed the ball around a little bit and we’ve got a number of guys who can score so it was good to see,” Tulsa coach Frank Haith said.

Diarra hit a crucial 3-pointer in the late seconds of the game and finished with a team-high seven assists and five rebounds.

“Players make good coaches,” Weber said. “The other Xavier Sneed got a much better look and it didn’t go in, This time Cartier makes a step back three and it helps us get a win,” said Kansas State coach Bruce Weber.

Sneed had an opportunity to win the game for the Wildcats the last time out but the Wildcats fell short.

Diarra shot 8 of 16 from the floor, including 6 of 11 from 3-point range, as the Wildcats (7-5) collectively shot 38% from the floor and 34% from distance.

The Wildcats struggled in the early moments of the game but managed to bounce back with several 3s.

Tulsa dominated the paint outscoring the Wildcats 32-20, but the Wildcats outrebounded the Golden Hurricane 40-36.

“We did a better job as the game went on and protected the paint,” Weber said.

The Wildcats still struggled inside but big man Makol Mawien got into the mix with three crucial blocks.

BIG PICTURE

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane jumped out to an early lead but simply failed to pull away the entire game. Tulsa got plenty of help from the bench but fell just short.

Kansas State: The Wildcats hit 3s in crucial moments of the game despite a slow start.

UP NEXT

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane will open conference play at home against Temple on Friday.

Kansas State: The Wildcats will begin conference play on the road against Oklahoma on Saturday.

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Leaders

Tulsa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Korita 12 0 0 6 0 0
D. Jackson 10 0 0 2 0 0
Kansas State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
P. McAtee 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Diarra 25 0 7 5 0 0

Team Comparison

Tuls KansSt
Points For 67 69
Field Goals 24/56-43% 23/60-38%
Three Pointers 7/20-35% 11/32-34%
Free Throws 12/20-60% 12/20-60%
Offensive Rebounds 9 14
Defensive Rebounds 27 26
Rebounds 41 46
Blocks 1 7
Steals 7 10
Turnovers 12 11
Personal Fouls 18 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - KansSt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 29 Tuls 67 @ KansSt 69 E. Ugboh 2 D. Gordon 2

Game Information

Stadium: Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas
Attendance: 8,370
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