Cats comeback falls short at OU, 86-73

By Joel Jellison

NORMAN, Okla. — A halftime deficit was too much for the Kansas State men’s basketball team to overcome in an 86-73 loss at Oklahoma on Saturday.

The loss marked the sixth straight loss on the road for the Wildcats (18-9, 8-6 Big 12), who were out of the game early on.

After losing their last four road games in tight fashion, the Wildcats allowed the Sooners (20-7, 9-5) to go on a 21-2 run in the first half and lead by as much as 24. K-State cut the lead to 41-22 by halftime.

K-State struggled to cut into the lead early in the second half, but went on a series of runs in the second half to come as close as 11 points with 2:48 to play.

Marcus Foster led the Wildcats with 21 points, while Nigel Johnson had 11 and Thomas Gipson chipped in 10.

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2017