Cats shaky in 65-53 win over TCU

By Joel Jellison

It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win.

The Kansas State men’s basketball team found a way to beat TCU on Wednesday, shaking off a slow start to win 65-53.

The Wildcats (18-8, 8-5 Big 12) opened the game to a 11-2 lead, but the Horned Frogs inched back to take a 24-23 lead with 1:55 left in the first half. The Wildcats got four points from Thomas Gipson in the final 1:34 to lead 27-26 at halftime.

The Horned Frogs (9-16, 0-13) tied the game at 42 midway through the second half, but K-State answered with a 15-2 run to go ahead 57-44, with six points from Nino Williams along the way.

Gipson led the Wildcats with 16 points, while Marcus Foster had 16, Williams scored 11 and Will Spradling finished with 10. Kyan Anderson led TCU with 23 points.

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