MANHATTAN, Kan. – Mike McGuirl scored 19 points and hit three straight 3s in the final minutes, and Kansas State beat 7th Oklahoma 62-57 on Tuesday evening.
The Earlier led by six with three minutes to play before McGuirl took over. He hit the three 3s and Kansas State took a 3-point lead. The Wild cats (7-18, 3-13 Big 12) did not lose the lead after this point.
Davion Bradford scored 13 points and DaJuan Gordon had 11 when Kansas State beat a top 10 opponent at home for the first time in three years when they were then No. 4 Oklahoma.
It’s the Wildcats’ second straight win and first at home in the Big 12 this season.
The loss is the ninth straight loss in Manhattan for Oklahoma in 2013.
Austin Reaves scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half. De’Vion Harmon had 13 and Umoja Gibson had seven points and 11 rebounds (14-6, 9-5).
Reaves took over late in the second half and scored 10 direct points but was the only one to score a field goal in the final 10 minutes of the game. He sat with two fouls for most of the first half – one was technical.
Both teams shot 39% while Kansas State went 7 out of 27 out of 3 and the Sooners were 4 out of 20.
Oklahoma: Aside from Reaves, the Sooners went cold in the second half. This is a major blow to post-season sowing.
Kansas State: This was the victory the Wildcats had had in the past two weeks.
Oklahoma will host the State of Oklahoma on Saturday.
Kansas State travels to West Virginia on Saturday.