MANHATTAN, Kan. — At the end of the first-half of the game, it looked like Texas may have a problem on their hands as Kansas State led Texas 35-29. No. 14/16 Texas returned from the locker room and shut down Kansas State to beat them 70-57.
Texas has the #1 scoring defense in the country and they demonstrated that in the second-half holding Kansas State to score only 22 points. Kansas State shot 27 field goals and made 6. Texas got into foul trouble so Kansas State was able to shoot 12 free throws making 10. In the second half Kansas did not hit a single three point shot.
Texas had four players score in double digits. Senior guard #2 Marcus Carr had another explosive night for Texas scoring 19 points, hitting three-threes, and four free throws plus seven rebounds. Senior forward #0 Timmy Allen scored 17 points, sinking six field goals and five free throws while pulling down 14 rebounds, 10 on defense and 4 offense. Senior guard #3 Courtney Ramey scored 14 points with three-threes, four field goals, and three free throws, plus two steals. Junior forward #4 Dylan Disu contributed 10 points by hitting five field goals, plus pulling down five rebounds. Texas’ bench contributed 14 points
For Texas the difference between the first-half and second-half was monster. Texas hit 54% from the field and 72% of their free throws in the second-half compared to only 39% from the field and no free throws in the first-half.
For the 12th time this year, Texas has held teams to under 60 points.
Texas travels to Stillwater, Oklahoma to play Oklahoma State on Jan 8 for a 1 p.m. game that will air on CBS.