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Diarra, Gordon lift Kansas State over No. 12 West Virginia

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State needed career highs from Cartier Diarra and Dajuan Gordon to knock off No. 12 West Virginia.

Diarra tied a career high 25 points, Gordon scored a career high 15, including 13 in the first half, and Xavier Sneed had 16, moving into the top 15 in school history in scoring to lead the Wildcats to the 84-68 win on Saturday.

The Wildcats secured their first Big 12 win of the season after losing the first four in conference play.

''I felt like all year we had it in us,'' coach Bruce Weber said. ''But we really needed someone to step up for us.''

Gordon went 6-for-7 from the field, had four steals and three rebounds in the win.

''I think as long as I come and play with some energy and be willing to play defense I'll make a big impact,'' Gordon said. ''As long as we win, that's all that matters.''

Kansas State (8-9, 1-4 Big 12) went up by as many as 23, but a 15-0 run by the Mountaineers cut the lead to eight in the second half, thanks in part to seven turnovers in four minutes by the Wildcats.

West Virginia (14-3, 3-2) would get as close as six, but the Wildcats held on and won by 16 for their third straight win against the Mountaineers.

''They were desperate,'' West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins said. ''They did whatever they wanted to do.''

Miles McBride and Chase Harler paced the Mountaineers with 11 points each, Gabe Osabuohein had 10 as West Virginia lost their first game when the trailed at halftime.

Turnovers proved costly for West Virginia as they committed 18 and Kansas State scored 28 off those mistakes.

''I'm getting used to the turnovers,'' Huggins said. ''We average 20 a game, but we didn't guard. We just didn't.''

Kansas State shot 59% from the field and held the Mountaineers to 45%. The Wildcats hit nine 3's while West Virginia had 41 bench points.

With two minutes left in the first half, it was a fastbreak dunk by Antonio Gordon assisted by Dajuan Gordon that got the crowd on their feet pushing the Wildcat lead to 11.

''I felt like I lit the room and got a lot of energy,'' Dajuan Gordon said. ''Guys just kept hitting me and gave me the ball.''

Kansas State held a 17-point lead at halftime and shot 58% in the first 20 minutes of play.

Every player except for one scored at least four points for the Wildcats and they scored the second most points in a game this season.

Kansas State will look to win two straight games on Tuesday for the first time since November 19th.

''Everyone knows Kansas has a good team,'' Diarra said. ''We hope to do something that hasn't been done there in a while.''

BIG PICTURE

Kansas State: This was the best game played by the Wildcats all season. They needed a win like this one before taking on their in-state rival up next.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers had way too many turnovers and didn't shoot the ball very well.

UP NEXT

Kansas State travels to Kansas on Tuesday.

West Virginia hosts Texas on Monday.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Kansas State  
19:34   Cartier Diarra missed jump shot  
19:32   Defensive rebound by Oscar Tshiebwe  
19:26   Emmitt Matthews Jr. missed layup  
19:24   Defensive rebound by Makol Mawien  
19:16   David Sloan missed layup  
19:14   Offensive rebound by Makol Mawien  
19:16   Makol Mawien missed layup  
19:15   Defensive rebound by Oscar Tshiebwe  
19:15   Personal foul on Makol Mawien  
19:06   Bad pass turnover on Jermaine Haley, stolen by Xavier Sneed  
18:45 +2 Xavier Sneed made layup 0-2
18:45   Shooting foul on Derek Culver  
18:45   Xavier Sneed missed free throw  
18:45   Personal foul on Levi Stockard III  
18:26   Lost ball turnover on Emmitt Matthews Jr., stolen by Xavier Sneed  
18:21 +2 Xavier Sneed made layup 0-4
17:53 +3 Jordan McCabe made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Emmitt Matthews Jr. 3-4
17:24   Montavious Murphy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:22   Defensive rebound by Derek Culver  
17:21   Personal foul on Levi Stockard III  
17:10 +2 Derek Culver made layup, assist by Jordan McCabe 5-4
16:52   Traveling violation turnover on Montavious Murphy  
16:36 +2 Oscar Tshiebwe made layup, assist by Jordan McCabe 7-4
16:10   Cartier Diarra missed jump shot  
16:08   Defensive rebound by Emmitt Matthews Jr.  
16:06   Jordan McCabe missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:04   Offensive rebound by Emmitt Matthews Jr.  
15:59   Miles McBride missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:57   Defensive rebound by Antonio Gordon  
15:52   Offensive foul on Antonio Gordon  
15:52   Turnover on Antonio Gordon  
15:35   Personal foul on Xavier Sneed  
15:16   Miles McBride missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:14   Offensive rebound by Chase Harler  
15:05   Offensive foul on Derek Culver  
15:05   Turnover on Derek Culver  
14:47 +2 Makol Mawien made jump shot, assist by David Sloan 7-6
14:33 +2 Miles McBride made jump shot 9-6
14:15 +2 David Sloan made layup 9-8
14:01   Miles McBride missed jump shot  
14:00   Defensive rebound by Makol Mawien  
13:59   Personal foul on Logan Routt  
13:35   Shooting foul on Gabe Osabuohien  
13:35   Makol Mawien missed 1st of 2 free throws  
13:35   Makol Mawien missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
13:10   Miles McBride missed layup  
13:08   Offensive rebound by Oscar Tshiebwe  
13:08 +2 Oscar Tshiebwe made layup 11-8
12:49 +3 Cartier Diarra made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Makol Mawien 11-11
12:25   Chase Harler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:23   Defensive rebound by Makol Mawien  
12:11 +3 DaJuan Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Montavious Murphy 11-14
11:52   Personal foul on Xavier Sneed  
11:36   Brandon Knapper missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:32   Defensive rebound by Kansas State  
11:23   Makol Mawien missed jump shot  
11:21   Offensive rebound by Montavious Murphy  
11:15   Jumpball received by West Virginia  
11:15   Lost ball turnover on Makol Mawien, stolen by Oscar Tshiebwe  
10:52   Chase Harler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:50   Defensive rebound by Makol Mawien  
10:50   Personal foul on Miles McBride  
10:34 +3 DaJuan Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by David Sloan 11-17
10:12   Offensive foul on Chase Harler  
10:12   Turnover on Chase Harler  
9:53   Bad pass turnover on David Sloan, stolen by Gabe Osabuohien  
9:48   Shooting foul on David Sloan  
9:48 +1 Chase Harler made 1st of 2 free throws 12-17
9:48 +1 Chase Harler made 2nd of 2 free throws 13-17
9:27   Lost ball turnover on Makol Mawien, stolen by Brandon Knapper  
9:21   Brandon Knapper missed layup, blocked by David Sloan  
9:19   Offensive rebound by Gabe Osabuohien  
9:15   Brandon Knapper missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:13   Defensive rebound by Cartier Diarra  
9:09   Cartier Diarra missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:07   Offensive rebound by DaJuan Gordon  
9:01 +2 DaJuan Gordon made layup 13-19
8:50   Chase Harler missed jump shot  
8:48   Offensive rebound by Gabe Osabuohien  
8:44   Gabe Osabuohien missed layup  
8:42   Offensive rebound by Oscar Tshiebwe  
8:42   Personal foul on DaJuan Gordon  
8:42   Chase Harler missed free throw  
8:42   Defensive rebound by DaJuan Gordon  
8:24   Cartier Diarra missed layup  
8:22   Defensive rebound by Gabe Osabuohien  
8:19   Bad pass turnover on Jordan McCabe  
8:01   Personal foul on Gabe Osabuohien  
8:01   Cartier Diarra missed free throw  
8:01   Offensive rebound by Makol Mawien  
7:55   Makol Mawien missed layup  
7:53   Defensive rebound by Taz Sherman  
7:42 +2 Oscar Tshiebwe made layup, assist by Taz Sherman 15-19
7:34   Antonio Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:32   Personal foul on Makol Mawien  
7:31   Gabe Osabuohien missed free throw  
7:30   Offensive rebound by West Virginia  
7:14   Jordan McCabe missed jump shot  
7:12   Offensive rebound by Logan Routt  
7:04   Lost ball turnover on Jordan McCabe, stolen by DaJuan Gordon  
6:39   Personal foul on Logan Routt  
6:39 +1 Cartier Diarra made 1st of 2 free throws 15-20
6:39 +1 Cartier Diarra made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-21
6:15 +2 Oscar Tshiebwe made layup, assist by Brandon Knapper 17-21
5:48   Offensive foul on Cartier Diarra  
5:48   Turnover on Cartier Diarra  
5:46   Bad pass turnover on Taz Sherman, stolen by Cartier Diarra  
5:40 +3 Xavier Sneed made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cartier Diarra 17-24
5:21 +2 Gabe Osabuohien made layup, assist by Brandon Knapper 19-24
5:07   Personal foul on Jermaine Haley  
5:07 +1 Xavier Sneed made 1st of 2 free throws 19-25
5:07 +1 Xavier Sneed made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-26
4:54 +2 Gabe Osabuohien made layup 21-26
4:30   David Sloan missed jump shot  
4:28   Defensive rebound by Gabe Osabuohien  
4:20   Lost ball turnover on Jermaine Haley, stolen by DaJuan Gordon  
4:08 +2 Montavious Murphy made layup 21-28
3:37   Brandon Knapper missed jump shot  
3:35   Offensive rebound by Oscar Tshiebwe  
3:31   Lost ball turnover on Oscar Tshiebwe, stolen by David Sloan  
3:24   Shooting foul on Oscar Tshiebwe  
3:24 +1 Xavier Sneed made 1st of 2 free throws 21-29
3:24 +1 Xavier Sneed made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-30
2:59   Oscar Tshiebwe missed jump shot  
2:57   Offensive rebound by Jermaine Haley  
2:52 +2 Jermaine Haley made layup 23-30
2:34 +2 DaJuan Gordon made jump shot 23-32
2:19   Bad pass turnover on Brandon Knapper, stolen by DaJuan Gordon  
2:10 +2 Antonio Gordon made dunk, assist by DaJuan Gordon 23-34
1:55   Jermaine Haley missed layup  
1:53   Offensive rebound by Oscar Tshiebwe  
1:52   Lost ball turnover on Oscar Tshiebwe, stolen by David Sloan  
1:40 +2 Cartier Diarra made layup 23-36
1:22   Taz Sherman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:20   Offensive rebound by Jermaine Haley  
1:12 +2 Jermaine Haley made layup 25-36
1:01 +3 DaJuan Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cartier Diarra 25-39
35.0   Lost ball turnover on Taz Sherman, stolen by Xavier Sneed  
29.0   Personal foul on Chase Harler  
29.0 +1 Xavier Sneed made 1st of 2 free throws 25-40
29.0   Xavier Sneed missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
29.0   Defensive rebound by Emmitt Matthews Jr.  
23.0   Lost ball turnover on Emmitt Matthews Jr., stolen by DaJuan Gordon  
13.0 +2 Cartier Diarra made layup 25-42
1.0   Sean McNeil missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:48   Xavier Sneed missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:46   Defensive rebound by Emmitt Matthews Jr.  
19:46   Jumpball received by West Virginia  
19:31   Personal foul on Makol Mawien  
19:27   Bad pass turnover on Jordan McCabe, stolen by Cartier Diarra  
19:19   David Sloan missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:17   Defensive rebound by Emmitt Matthews Jr.  
18:55   Traveling violation turnover on Derek Culver  
18:42   Cartier Diarra missed layup, blocked by Oscar Tshiebwe  
18:40   Offensive rebound by Levi Stockard III  
18:34   Personal foul on Emmitt Matthews Jr.  
18:33 +2 David Sloan made layup, assist by Cartier Diarra 25-44
18:22   Bad pass turnover on Emmitt Matthews Jr., stolen by David Sloan  
18:05 +2 Cartier Diarra made jump shot 25-46
17:50   Jordan McCabe missed jump shot  
17:48   Defensive rebound by Kansas State  
17:25   Bad pass turnover on Cartier Diarra, stolen by Miles McBride  
17:21   Shooting foul on Xavier Sneed  
17:21   Miles McBride missed 1st of 2 free throws  
17:21   Miles McBride missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
17:21   Defensive rebound by David Sloan  
17:01   Montavious Murphy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:59   Offensive rebound by Kansas State  
16:41 +2 Levi Stockard III made layup, assist by David Sloan 25-48
16:25   Personal foul on Montavious Murphy  
16:13 +2 Chase Harler made layup, assist by Jermaine Haley 27-48
15:44   Personal foul on Derek Culver  
15:32 +2 Antonio Gordon made dunk, assist by DaJuan Gordon 27-50
15:12 +2 Chase Harler made jump shot, assist by Miles McBride 29-50
14:41 +3 Antonio Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by David Sloan 29-53
14:26 +2 Gabe Osabuohien made layup 31-53
14:26   Shooting foul on David Sloan  
14:26 +1 Gabe Osabuohien made free throw 32-53
14:10   Personal foul on Miles McBride  
13:51 +2 Levi Stockard III made jump shot, assist by Antonio Gordon 32-55
13:38   Personal foul on Antonio Gordon  
13:33   Derek Culver missed layup  
13:31   Offensive rebound by Chase Harler  
13:23   Lost ball turnover on Jermaine Haley, stolen by David Sloan  
13:20   Offensive foul on Antonio Gordon  
13:20   Turnover on Antonio Gordon  
13:00   Miles McBride missed jump shot  
12:58   Defensive rebound by Cartier Diarra  
12:46   David Sloan missed layup  
12:44   Defensive rebound by Derek Culver  
12:44   Personal foul on Levi Stockard III  
12:44 +1 Derek Culver made 1st of 2 free throws 33-55
12:44 +1 Derek Culver made 2nd of 2 free throws 34-55
12:33   DaJuan Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:31   Offensive rebound by Xavier Sneed  
12:14 +2 Cartier Diarra made jump shot 34-57
11:56 +2 Gabe Osabuohien made jump shot 36-57
11:40   Bad pass turnover on Cartier Diarra, stolen by Chase Harler  
11:35 +2 Chase Harler made layup 38-57
11:21   Bad pass turnover on Cartier Diarra, stolen by Gabe Osabuohien  
11:19   Shooting foul on Montavious Murphy  
11:19   Gabe Osabuohien missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:19 +1 Gabe Osabuohien made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-57
11:03   Bad pass turnover on Cartier Diarra, stolen by Derek Culver  
11:01 +2 Derek Culver made layup 41-57
11:01   Shooting foul on Makol Mawien  
11:01   Derek Culver missed free throw  
11:01   Defensive rebound by Montavious Murphy  
10:56   Lost ball turnover on Montavious Murphy, stolen by Miles McBride  
10:52 +2 Miles McBride made layup 43-57
10:42   Personal foul on Sean McNeil  
10:42   Traveling violation turnover on Xavier Sneed  
10:28 +3 Chase Harler made 3-pt. jump shot 46-57
10:17   Bad pass turnover on Cartier Diarra  
9:59   Sean McNeil missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:57   Offensive rebound by Derek Culver  
9:54 +3 Miles McBride made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Derek Culver 49-57
9:40   Xavier Sneed missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:38   Defensive rebound by Gabe Osabuohien  
9:32   Miles McBride missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:30   Defensive rebound by Cartier Diarra  
9:27   Personal foul on Miles McBride  
9:17   Personal foul on Oscar Tshiebwe  
9:04 +3 Cartier Diarra made 3-pt. jump shot 49-60
8:52   Chase Harler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:50   Defensive rebound by DaJuan Gordon  
8:23   Cartier Diarra missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:21   Defensive rebound by Oscar Tshiebwe  
8:10   Shooting foul on Levi Stockard III  
8:10 +1 Emmitt Matthews Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 50-60
8:10 +1 Emmitt Matthews Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 51-60
8:08   Personal foul on Miles McBride  
8:08   Xavier Sneed missed free throw  
8:08   Defensive rebound by Sean McNeil  
7:51 +3 Brandon Knapper made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Sean McNeil 54-60
7:44   Personal foul on Gabe Osabuohien  
7:44 +1 Cartier Diarra made 1st of 2 free throws 54-61
7:44 +1 Cartier Diarra made 2nd of 2 free throws 54-62
7:20   Sean McNeil missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:18   Defensive rebound by Cartier Diarra  
6:48   David Sloan missed jump shot  
6:46   Defensive rebound by West Virginia  
6:35   Brandon Knapper missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:33   Defensive rebound by Kansas State  
6:26   Personal foul on Brandon Knapper  
6:26 +1 Xavier Sneed made 1st of 2 free throws 54-63
6:26 +1 Xavier Sneed made 2nd of 2 free throws 54-64
6:14   Derek Culver missed jump shot  
6:12   Defensive rebound by Cartier Diarra  
5:54 +3 Cartier Diarra made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Xavier Sneed 54-67
5:38   Brandon Knapper missed layup  
5:36   Defensive rebound by David Sloan  
5:14   Personal foul on Gabe Osabuohien  
5:14 +1 David Sloan made 1st of 2 free throws 54-68
5:14 +1 David Sloan made 2nd of 2 free throws 54-69
5:01