Wade leads K-State to 75-71 win over Oklahoma State in Big 12
Ponca City Now - March 10, 2016 7:51 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Freshman forward Dean Wade scored a career-high 20 points, Justin Edwards added 17 and Kansas State beat Oklahoma State 75-71 on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament.
Wesley Iwundu added 14 points for the eighth-seeded Wildcats (17-15), who built a big lead on the No. 9 seed Cowboys (12-20) in the opening minutes before holding them off down the stretch.
Kansas State advanced to play No. 1 seed Kansas in Thursday’s quarterfinals.
Jeffrey Carroll and Joe Burton scored 13 points apiece for Oklahoma State, which lost its 20th game for the first time since the 1971-72 season. And that could create an uncomfortable few days for coach Travis Ford, who still has three years and $7.2 million remaining on his 10-year contract.
Tyree Griffin finished with 11 points and Leyton Hammonds had 10 for the Cowboys, who lost in the first round of the tournament for the first time to finish the season with seven consecutive defeats.