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SportNo. 23 Kansas State beats West Virginia to keep Big 12 lead

06:50  19 february  2019
06:50  19 february  2019 Source:   ap.org

Dotson, Lawson brothers lead No. 14 Kansas' rout of WVU by 25

Dotson, Lawson brothers lead No. 14 Kansas' rout of WVU by 25 Devon Dotson and K.J. Lawson each scored 15 points, and No. 14 Kansas beat depleted West Virginia 78-53 on Saturday. Dedric Lawson, K.J.'s brother, had 14 points for the Jayhawks (20-6, 9-4 Big 12), who won their third straight as they continue to start four freshmen. BOX SCORE: NO. 14 KANSAS 78, WEST VIRGINIA 53 Lamont West and Chase Harler scored 11 points apiece for West Virginia (10-15, 2-10), which struggled without former starters Esa Ahmed and Wesley Harris, who were dismissed from the team earlier in the week for violating athletic department policies. Ahmed was averaging 12 points and 5.

No. 23 Kansas State beats West Virginia to keep Big 12 lead© The Associated Press Kansas State guard Barry Brown Jr. (5) shoots while defended by West Virginia forward Emmitt Matthews Jr. (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Barry Brown scored 21 points and No. 23 Kansas State beat West Virginia 65-51 on Monday night to remain atop the Big 12 standings.

A 14-0 run midway through the second half, led by a couple of 3-pointers by Xavier Sneed, gave the Wildcats (20-6, 10-3) their fifth straight conference road win.

BOX SCORE: NO. 23 KANSAS STATE 65, WEST VIRGINIA 51

After shooting poorly in the first half and only holding a two-point lead, Kansas State kept the Mountaineers (10-16, 2-10) at bay with 50 percent shooting in the final 20 minutes.

West Virginia’s Logan Routt ejected for tripping Texas Tech player while sitting on bench

West Virginia’s Logan Routt ejected for tripping Texas Tech player while sitting on bench The incident occurred after Red Raiders guard Matt Mooney attempted to block a 3-point shot early in the second half. He fell into the Mountaineers’ bench following the play, where Routt appeared to trap his leg, causing Mooney to fall. Officials reviewed video of the incident and assessed Routt a Flagrant 2 foul. West Virginia's Logan Routt got ejected after this trip.pic.twitter.com/mGexoPMOpD— Sporting News (@sportingnews) February 5, 2019 Routt, a junior forward, entered the matchup averaging 2.3 points and 2.2 rebounds. He did not score and recorded a personal foul before his ejection against Texas Tech.

Sneed added 19 points for Kansas State, including five 3-pointers. Dean Wade, who was questionable going into the game, scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Lamont West led West Virginia with 16 points. Derek Culver picked up his sixth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Brandon Knapper scored 10 points.

The Mountaineers outrebounded the Wildcats 35-31.

BIG PICTURE

Kansas State: The Wildcats remain on top of the Big 12 by bouncing back after their 78-64 loss to then-No. 23 Iowa State on Saturday. No. 12 Kansas and No. 14 Texas Tech remain one game back at 9-4. The Jayhawks and Red Raiders play each other on Saturday in Lubbock, Texas.

West Virginia: Considering the recent depletion of their roster, the Mountaineers put up a pretty good fight against the stout Wildcats, not caving until midway through the second half. With Oklahoma State's win over TCU on Monday, WVU sits alone at the bottom of the Big 12.

Dotson scores 25 as No. 14 Kansas wins 82-77 in OT at TCU

Dotson scores 25 as No. 14 Kansas wins 82-77 in OT at TCU Devon Dotson scored 25 points with six free throws in the final 40 seconds of overtime and No. 14 Kansas beat TCU 82-77. The Jayhawks won their second game in a row starting four freshmen. They never trailed in overtime after blowing a 12-point lead in the second half. TCU was trying to win consecutive games against Top 25 teams for the first time.

UP NEXT

Kansas State returns home to host Oklahoma State on Saturday.

West Virginia heads to Waco to play Baylor on Saturday.

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Dedric Lawson scored 20 points and tied a season high with 15 rebounds to help No. 15 Kansas escape with a 72-67 victory over Oklahoma State. Lawson also had three steals for his 18th double-double of the season. Quentin Grimes added 17 points for Kansas (22-7, 11-5 Big 12), which has won five of its last six games. Cam McGriff had 19 points and eight rebounds for Oklahoma State (10-19, 3-13) before fouling out with 1:38 remaining. Curtis Jones contributed 19 points and five rebounds off the bench. The Cowboys, who led most of the way, have lost three in a row and eight of nine. BOX SCORE: NO.

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