NCAAB Game Recap - Kansas State at Texas Christian
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:35 PM EDT

DelSt
75
NCC
92
F
Manh
49
Sien
63
F
Boston
64
Colg
61
F
How
77
NCAT
86
F
Iona
54
StPet
56
F
App
68
TxSt
85
F
GaSo
81
GASt
62
F
Pitt
58
NCSU
73
F
Wash
70
Ariz
77
F
TXAMC
62
NWSt
79
F
Rice
76
FlInt
85
F
IdaSt
64
NoAZ
62
F
McNee
59
Lamar
80
F
UNC
53
Syr
81
F
UTEP
78
Marsh
86
F
WaSt
82
Colora
68
F
Ida
69
S UT
75
F
BC
58
ND
80
F
Cal
63
Stan
51
F
DeP
71
Xav
67
F
KansSt
53
TCU
49
F
TexSA
69
UAB
74
F
Sac
62
Web
54
F
Mia-FL
64
Clem
69
F
Utah
69
OrSt
71
F
FlAtl
66
OlDom
56
F
GTown
62
StJon
75
F
IaSt
71
OkSt
72
F
Ford
72
GrgWas
52
F
Nebras
64
Ind
89
F
Vand
73
Ark
86
F
StJos
70
GMas
77
F
NW
57
Minn
74
F
UGA
81
Miss
63
F

Mar 11, 2020, 9:35 PM EDT

Final

1

2

T

(10) Kansas State (11-21)

28

25

53

(7) Texas Christian (16-16)

18

31

49

Kansas State holds off TCU 53-49 in Big 12 tourney
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:12 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas State hadn't won consecutive games since opening the season in November with four straight wins.

The Wildcats have now put together back-to-back wins after beating Iowa State on Saturday, and TCU 53-49 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament.

Cartier Diarra scored 13 points, Mike McGuirl added eight points that included two free throws to ice the game for No. 10 seed Kansas State (11-21), which scored the final eight points of the game.

RJ Nembhard scored 19 points to lead the way for seventh-seeded TCU (16-16). Desmond Bane chipped in 16 points.

Nembhard missed a go-ahead 3 with five seconds remaining. "All you can do is get the best shot you can and I thought it was a pretty good shot," TCU coach Jamie Dixon said.

McGuirl followed with a pair of free throws with two seconds left.

"We get to fight another day," Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said. "We finally found a way to win a game like this."

David Sloan added nine points and Xavier Sneed had eight for Kansas State, which shot 21 of 54 (39%) from the field while the Horned Frogs were 20-of-50 shooting (40%). The Wildcats also had a 36-27 rebounding advantage, and held the lead for 35 minutes.

The Horned Frogs got their first lead of the game, 46-45 with five minutes left, on a floater by Nembhard. Kevin Samuel's free throw and jumper stretched TCU's advantage to 49-45.

But the Horned Frogs didn't score in the final three minutes of the game and finished with 14 turnovers. "We made bad decisions with the ball and we've been a high-turnover team all season," Dixon said.

Sneed, McGuirl and Mawien made a basket apiece and the Wildcats regained the lead 51-49 with 1:19 to play.

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced 30 minutes before the start of the Iowa State-Oklahoma State game in the opener that the league would not allow fans at any games after Wednesday night. The only people in attendance for the rest of the tournament will be teams, family members and essential staff. Each team will get 125 tickets to hand out on a game-by-game basis.

BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL

Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said cancelling games might be the best for everyone involved in the country.

"This is scary and I'm old," Weber said. "I'm in the group where people die and I have a grandson coming any day now."

BIG PICTURE

TCU: The Horned Frogs started slowly, but caught fire in the second half (13-of-28 shooting from the field that included four 3-pointers). It wasn't enough though as their season came to an end.

Kansas State: Coming off a 79-63 win against Iowa State on Saturday, the Wildcats used that momentum to beat TCU. But in order to win the next one against second-ranked Baylor, they'll have to play much better.

UP NEXT

TCU's season is over.

Kansas State will play second-seeded Baylor on Thursday night.

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Leaders

Kansas State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
P. McAtee 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Diarra 13 0 3 3 3 0
Texas Christian PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
F. Farabello 0 0 1 0 0 0
J. Grayer 0 0 0 2 0 0

Team Comparison

KansSt TCU
Points For 53 49
Field Goals 21/54-39% 20/50-40%
Three Pointers 4/16-25% 6/19-32%
Free Throws 7/8-88% 3/4-75%
Offensive Rebounds 10 4
Defensive Rebounds 26 23
Rebounds 41 27
Blocks 0 7
Steals 9 8
Turnovers 14 14
Personal Fouls 15 11
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - TCU Leads Series 2-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Jan 7 TCU 59 @ KansSt 57 D. Smith 1 D. Gordon 4
Sat Feb 15 KansSt 57 @ TCU 68 D. Smith 3
Wed Mar 11 KansSt 53 @ TCU 49 D. Gordon 3 P. Fuller 7

Game Information

Stadium: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 17,606
Game Time: