Kansas State scored 52 points in a Big 12 road game and won.
There isn’t much more you need to know about the Wildcats’ 52-50 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center. Both teams struggled on offense. Both teams played above-average defense. The team that made the biggest play late — Angel Rodriguez sinking a pair of free throws in the final seconds — came away with the win and moved into sole possession of second place in the Big 12.
Here’s a look back in another edition of player ratings:
Will Spradling – 7: In a low-scoring game like this, anyone who makes 5 of 8 shots, including two three-pointers, is going to standout. Spradling made important shots when K-State needed him to, and he led the team with 12 points. Early foul trouble prevented Spradling from doing more, but he contributed a great deal in the second half.
Last game: 7. Average: 6.5.
Rodney McGruder – 7: This is two games in a row McGruder has encountered early foul trouble. K-State has won both games, but that needs to change for the Wildcats in future games. He made some quality plays when he was on the floor, though. He only scored seven points, but grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
Last game: 5. Average: 7.9.
Martavious Irving – 7: Irving was K-State’s top scorer in the first half and provided important defense throughout. He scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds. He is bringing much-needed energy off the bench, and is quickly developing into K-State’s sixth man.
Last game: 6. Average: 6.4.