Foster makes three in OT, lifts Kansas St past No. 16 Oklahoma

BY foxsports • January 10, 2015

NORMAN, Okla. -- Marcus Foster's floater forced overtime, then he drained a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left in the extra period for the winner as Kansas State beat No. 16 Oklahoma 66-63 on Saturday night.

Stephen Hurt scored a season-high 15 points, Foster scored 14 and Thomas Gipson added 10 for the Wildcats (9-7, 2-1 Big 12).

Buddy Hield scored a career-high 31 points for Oklahoma (11-4, 2-1). He made a layup with 28 seconds remaining in overtime to tie the score before Foster's shot. TaShawn Thomas had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Ryan Spangler had nine points and nine rebounds for the Sooners, who were coming off back-to-back double-digit wins over ranked opponents Baylor and Texas.

Kansas State held Oklahoma to 40 percent shooting. Hield made 11 of 20 shots for the Sooners, but the rest of the team made just 12 of 37.

Foster's layup with 35 seconds to play snapped a scoreless run of more than 5 minutes for Kansas State and cut Oklahoma's lead to 55-53. Spangler missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 33 seconds left, leaving Kansas State in the game. Foster's floater with 6 seconds left forced overtime.

Hield scored 13 of Oklahoma's first 15 points and had 20 points at halftime, but his teammates were cold, and Kansas State led 31-30 at the break.

A jumper by Hurt put Kansas State up 39-34, and a 3-pointer by Justin Edwards pushed the Wildcats' lead to eight early in the second half.

Oklahoma inched back into the game as foul trouble ramped up for the Wildcats. A steal and dunk by Spangler gave the Sooners a 46-45 lead with just over 8 minutes to play and brought the crowd back into the game, and it was close the rest of the way.


Kansas State: The Wildcats had 20 assists on 30 baskets. ... The Wildcats made just three free throws, but two were critical ones in overtime. ... Kansas State made 54 percent of its shots in the first half while Oklahoma shot just 33 percent.

Oklahoma: Coach Lon Kruger was Big 8 player of the year for Kansas State in 1973 and 1974 and later coached there. ... Oklahoma had just four assists. ... Jordan Woodard and Isaiah Cousins combined to shoot 2-for-15 from the field.


Kansas State: plays host to Texas Tech on Wednesday.

Oklahoma: at West Virginia on Tuesday.

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