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Texas Southern vs Kansas State

Kansas St. 78, Texas Southern 69

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Rodney McGruder scored 26 points and Thomas Gipson added 14 points and 12 rebounds as Kansas State defeated Texas Southern 78-69 on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats (8-2) could never shake the Tigers (1-10), who trailed by just six points with 1:13 remaining. But four free throws in the final 35 seconds protected Kansas State's lead.

Ray Penn had 24 points for Texas Southern, and Omar Strong and Madarious Gibbs added 13 points each.

A 7-0 run by the Wildcats - five of the points were by McGruder - gave them a 46-36 lead with 15:03 remaining. It was the first double-digit advantage of the game.

The lead grew to 53-38 with 12 minutes to play. But Texas Southern went on a 10-2 spurt that included 3-pointers by Penn and Gibbs.

With 7:40 left, Texas Southern trailed 55-48 and hung in until the final minute.

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Texas Southern Tigers
F. Sturdivant, F293-71-69117
A. Clayborn, F214-81-22139
O. Strong, G385-150-044213
R. Penn, G368-142-205224
M. Gibbs, G335-60-042313
L. Johnson-Danner231-50-03123
D. Ellington130-10-01110
K. Sutton70-10-00040
Totals 26-574-1026151869
 45.6%40% 
Kansas State Wildcats
T. Gipson, F265-74-9122214
S. Southwell, G364-100-07318
R. McGruder, G3412-172-423026
A. Rodriguez, G292-64-41529
W. Spradling, G292-34-44518
M. Irving181-30-02313
J. Henriquez104-40-12018
A. Diaz60-20-01000
D. Johnson61-10-01022
O. Lawrence60-20-02010
Totals 31-5514-2238211178
 56.4%63.6% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Alabama St.7-011-5218
Texas So.6-19-11136
Southern U.6-29-13252
Alabama A&M4-35-12321
Ark.-PB3-46-15296
Jackson St.3-45-15317
Prairie View3-45-15314
Alcorn St.3-54-16344
Miss. Val.1-62-18338
Grambling0-72-15348

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kansas6-117-31
W. Virginia5-217-315
Iowa St.5-215-414
Kansas St.5-312-989
Oklahoma St.4-414-633
Oklahoma4-413-732
Baylor3-415-523
Texas3-414-630
TCU1-614-6141
Texas Tech1-711-10169
 
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