After a rough outing over the weekend, being routed by the Kansas Jayhawks, the Kansas State Wildcats and head coach Bruce Weber bounced back in a major way on Tuesday night, knocking of the 25th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners at home, 72-66.
The Wildcats went on a commanding 17-4 run down the stretch to close this one out after what has been quite the difficult January stretch thus far.
After defeating the Oklahoma State Cowboys by three to start their Big 12 season, they were humbled by Kansas this past Saturday, 86-60, but it was a whole different story tonight.
Kansas State was led in this one by forward Shane Southwell, who was all over the place dropping in 16 points, collecting eight rebounds and adding in two assists, two steals and two blocks in the win.
Ryan Spangler did all he could to keep the Sooners in this one, notching 21 points and adding in 14 rebounds for the double-double, but it ultimately wasn’t enough to hold off the offensive onslaught by the Wildcats, especially down the stretch.
With the win, Kansas State improves to 12-4 on the year, while the Sooners now drop to 13-4 with the loss.