NCAAB Game Recap - Texas at Kansas State
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:00 PM EST

Kansas
64
Baylor
61
F
Gonz
78
BYU
91
F
UNLV
66
SDSU
63
F
Duques
70
Dayt
80
F
VaTec
64
Duke
88
F
FlaSt
67
NCSU
61
F
Fla
59
KY
65
F
UNC
55
Lou
72
F
Vill
64
Xav
55
F
Tenn
66
Aub
73
F
Oreg
73
Ariz
72
F(OT)
WVU
60
TCU
67
F(OT)
UCLA
70
Colora
63
F
Marq
72
Prov
84
F
Hou
59
Mem
60
F
Tul
75
UCF
74
F
UVA
59
Pitt
56
F
Woff
66
Furm
67
F
MidTN
61
SoMis
53
F
Mizzu
68
Ark
78
F
Hamp
87
Winth
81
F
UNCG
71
VMI
68
F
E MI
55
Ball
64
F
CBap
95
ChiSt
53
F
Navy
75
Army
86
F(OT)
Tex
70
KansSt
59
F
NoKY
61
YSU
59
F
Toled
68
W MI
59
F
Elon
71
Tows
84
F
Mich
71
Purd
63
F
NE
77
Drex
68
F
SthAL
74
CoCar
71
F
ETSU
80
Samf
74
F
SMU
57
Tuls
79
F
Murr
59
SIU-E
58
F
NebOm
93
W IL
86
F
GaSo
81
TexAr
61
F
WriSt
81
Clev
74
F(OT)
MisSt
75
TexAM
87
F
LoyIL
62
MOSt
74
F
ULLa
77
ULMo
83
F
TNSt
63
MorSt
66
F
LaTec
73
N TX
71
F
SCSt
65
BethC
69
F(OT)
GaTec
72
Syr
79
F
Okla
66
OkSt
83
F
LaSal
72
GrgWas
62
F
Troy
59
App
68
F
GrCan
80
UtVal
92
F
SJSU
71
ColSt
78
F
Wyo
78
AF
72
F
Hartfo
75
Bingha
74
F
FlGlf
55
NJIT
39
F
W&M
78
JMU
74
F
UMass
57
Ford
49
F
Hof
78
Del
62
F
MiaO
65
Akr
75
F
IUPUI
72
IL-C
77
F
MD-ES
55
NCC
74
F
Norf
63
FlaAM
66
F
DelSt
86
Copp
98
F
StJos
55
GMas
62
F
CenMI
81
NIU
82
F(OT)
NOrl
82
McNee
77
F
Drake
53
IlSt
57
F
Mercer
85
Chat
80
F
USC-Up
60
Radf
81
F
Presb
64
UNCA
75
F
Ohio
61
BGSU
62
F
Nich
65
CenAR
84
F
How
67
NCAT
71
F
APSU
80
E IL
83
F(OT)
Lipsco
74
NFla
82
F
ArkLR
81
ArkSt
78
F
Sac
67
Ida
56
F
GASt
76
TxSt
86
F
AbCh
75
SeLA
69
F
TN-M
58
JacSt
72
F
Campbl
61
GWebb
73
F
Stetsn
49
Lib
77
F
NoAZ
70
E WA
80
F
SFA
80
InWor
56
F
URI
75
David
77
F(OT)
SEMO
62
TNTec
71
F
TXAMC
62
Lamar
79
F
TXSo
94
MsVl
92
F
KennSt
55
Jacksn
69
F
TxTch
87
IaSt
57
F
Cal
52
Wash
87
F
Pepp
61
USF
63
F(OT)
UGA
80
Vand
78
F
LSU
86
SCar
80
F
Brown
45
Corn
63
F
Clem
82
BC
64
F
JackSt
61
Gram
63
F
HBU
73
SamH
77
F
Rich
71
StBon
75
F
South
56
AlSt
44
F
Charl
72
W Ky
70
F
Rice
62
UTEP
68
F
OlDom
66
Marsh
74
F
UAB
58
FlAtl
65
F
HI
60
LongB
64
F
HiPt
54
Longw
57
F
UNH
68
Albany
56
F
UMBC
66
Vermt
64
F
Maine
46
Stony
54
F
Charl
55
UNCW
68
F
Penn
65
Harv
69
F
Belm
83
E KY
70
F
Princ
65
Dart
62
F
Yale
83
Colum
65
F
Alc
61
AlaAM
71
F
Citad
84
WCU
96
F
USD
63
StMar
92
F
OrSt
73
AzSt
74
F
NDSt
68
N DA
71
F
Brad
78
Valpa
90
F
Alab
103
Miss
78
F
PVAM
69
ArkPB
61
F
GTown
68
DeP
74
F
S UT
71
Web
82
F
TexPA
62
NMSt
78
F
Mont
59
MTSt
54
F
N CO
85
IdaSt
72
F
UCRiv
61
CAPoly
49
F
CSBak
54
Seatt
69
F
UCDav
56
UCSB
70
F
LoyMa
66
Portl
58
F
SCla
74
Pacif
87
F
UCIrv
87
CSNor
64
F
Fres
76
Nev
78
F

Feb 22, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Texas (16-11)

42

28

70

Kansas State (9-18)

23

36

59

Ramey scores 26 as Texas rolls past Kansas State, 70-59
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:53 PM

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Texas coach Shaka Smart implored his team to play with some grit when it traveled to Kansas State on Saturday.

Courtney Ramey answered the call by setting the tone on the defensive end.

Then he caught fire at the other end.

Ramey continued his torrid scoring streak with a career-high 26 points, the Longhorns confused and flustered the slumping Wildcats the entire way, and the result was a 70-59 victory that was never as close as the final score indicated.

"Our guys have really taken ownership of what we've wanted them to do," said Smart, whose team is suddenly back on the NCAA Tournament bubble. "It's hard to come in here and win if you don't have a lot of grit to you. I thought Courtney did a good job of setting the tone with that."

Donovan Williams added 12 points and Matt Coleman III returned from the first missed game of his college career to also score 12, giving the Longhorns (16-11, 6-8 Big 12) two straight wins after a precipitous four-game slide.

"I just think our team spirit right now is high. A lot of people counted us out because we had a lot of injuries, but we believe in each other," said Ramey, who rolled into Manhattan after games of 21 points against Iowa State and 15 against TCU. "We have a great chance of doing what we want at the end of the year."

Xavier Sneed had 15 points and Makol Mawien 14 for the Wildcats, who went on a late run to leave the final score closer than it was much of the game. Kansas State (9-18, 2-12) has lost seven straight for the first time since 2001, and there's a good chance that skid will continue next week with games against No. 1 Baylor and third-ranked Kansas.

"We gave too many easy ones to them to start, then they made some 3s, and Ramey was special for them, especially in the first half," Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said. "The easy ones we had, the layups and free throws, those keep you in the game. We have to finish those. We didn't do it."

The outcome for the throw-back game at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday largely boiled down to a five-minute stretch in the first half in which the Longhorns could do little wrong and the Wildcats could do nothing right.

Texas was holding tight to a 26-20 lead when David Sloan committed turnovers on back-to-back possessions, leading to a pair of easy run-outs. Ramey had the first of them, then followed Brock Cunningham's dunk - and another turnover by the Wildcats' Mike McGuirl - with a 3-pointer and pair of free throws to highlight a run of 11 straight points.

Kansas State went the final 7 minutes, 40 seconds without a field goal and trailed 42-23 at the break, turning what had been a nip-and-tuck game for most of the first 10 minutes into a one-sided rout.

Ramey had nearly outscored the entire Kansas State team by himself over the first 20 minutes.

The sophomore, who'd been averaging just 10.5 points, opened the game with a 3-pointer to set the tone. He made the key baskets during the Longhorns' big first-half charge, then curled in another 3 at the buzzer to give him 21 at the half.

"I don't think anything has changed. Just being aggressive," Ramey said. "Taking what the defense gives me."

When the Wildcats finally picked up some momentum in the second half, Ramey answered with another jumper to help restore a 20-point cushion, and the Longhorns nursed that lead all the way to the finish.

"I thought we'd be ready to play. I thought the guys were pretty focused," Weber said. "Some of it, credit to Texas. They stepped up and they're fighting for an NCAA bid, played at a special level, and I don't think our guys quit. But those missed layups, missed free throws, turnovers - they take a mental toll on you. Just too many of them put us in a bind."

MISSING MURPHY

Kansas State played without freshman guard Montavious Murphy, who tweaked a previous knee injury in Wednesday night's loss at Texas Tech. Murphy missed seven games earlier this season with the same injury. That drives the number of games missed by regular contributors to 50 with four games left in the regular season.

BIG PICTURE

Texas would love to get to .500 in league play by the Big 12 tournament to give its hopes of an NCAA at-large bid a major lift. That would mean winning three of its last four against West Virginia, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. The Longhorns have already finished their season series against Baylor and Kansas.

Kansas State is simply trying to survive what has been a brutal season. Injuries have piled up, leadership has waned and Weber has spent entire games at a loss for what to do. And on Saturday, the Wildcats' stingy defense - the one thing that they've done well most of the year - was obliterated by hot shooting from the Texas backcourt.

UP NEXT

Texas returns home to face the No. 17 Mountaineers on Monday night.

Kansas State visits the Bears, who lost to the Jayhawks earlier in the day, on Tuesday night.

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Leaders

Texas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Jones 0 0 0 5 1 1
K. Hepa 0 0 0 1 0 1
Kansas State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
P. McAtee 0 0 0 1 0 0
X. Sneed 15 0 3 7 0 0

Team Comparison

Tex KansSt
Points For 70 59
Field Goals 23/44-52% 20/58-34%
Three Pointers 8/19-42% 3/14-21%
Free Throws 16/21-76% 16/29-55%
Offensive Rebounds 4 19
Defensive Rebounds 24 22
Rebounds 33 47
Blocks 7 0
Steals 11 9
Turnovers 18 17
Personal Fouls 25 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Tex Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 11 KansSt 50 @ Tex 64 M. Mawien 2 D. Williams 3
Sat Feb 22 Tex 70 @ KansSt 59 B. Cunningham 3 A. Gordon 1

Game Information

Stadium: Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas
Attendance: 9,700
Game Time: