Big 12 hoops roundup: K-State nosedive continues with loss to Texas A&M

Sunday, January 23, 2011

No. 11 Texas A&M 64, Kansas State 56

College Station, Texas — Khris Middleton had 18 points, and Texas A&M made 13 free throws in the last two minutes to hold on for a victory over struggling Kansas State on Saturday.

Texas A&M (17-2, 4-1 Big 12) led by five before Will Spradling knocked down a three-pointer that made it 55-53 with about a minute remaining. B.J. Holmes made a pair of free throws with 45 seconds left before Jacob Pullen’s shot was blocked by David Loubeau on the other end, and the Wildcats had to foul again.

Dash Harris made one of two shots to push the lead to 58-53, and the Aggies got the rebound on the miss. Middleton hit six free throws after that to secure the win.

It was the fourth loss in five games for Kansas State (13-7, 1-4), which was led by Pullen’s 21 points.

No. 13 Missouri 87, Iowa State 54

Columbia, Mo. — Ricardo Ratliffe matched his career best with six blocked shots, and Michael Dixon had 15 points with three three-pointers, helping Missouri run Iowa State out of the gym.

Texas Tech 72, Nebraska 71

Lubbock, Texas — D’walyn Roberts tipped in a rebound with 3.8 seconds left to give Texas Tech a victory over Nebraska.

Oklahoma 67, Colorado 60

Norman, Okla. — Cade Davis had 15 points to lead Oklahoma over Colorado.

Baylor 76, Oklahoma State 57

Waco, Texas — Freshman sensation Perry Jones scored 24 points, LaceDarius Dunn had 16, and Baylor took control with a strange sequence at the end of the first half in a victory over Oklahoma State.

The Bears went ahead to stay by ending the first half with a 13-3 run that included a missed three-pointer that hit nothing but the floor followed by an alley-oop dunk on the same possession. Jones had at least 20 points for the fourth time in five games.