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  • Kansas State trips No. 7 Kansas in OT

  • MANHATTAN, Kan. — Marcus Foster scored 20 points, including two free throws in the closing seconds of overtime, and Kansas State held on to beat No. 7 Kansas 85-82 on Monday night.
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  • MANHATTAN, Kan. — Marcus Foster scored 20 points, including two free throws in the closing seconds of overtime, and Kansas State held on to beat No. 7 Kansas 85-82 on Monday night.
    Will Spradling added 15 points for the Wildcats (17-7, 7-4 Big 12), who blew a nine-point lead with less than 2 minutes left in regulation, only to survive for just their third win over the Jayhawks (18-6, 9-2) in 26 games played at Bramlage Coliseum.
    Hundreds of students flooded the court when the final buzzer sounded to celebrate the end of a six-game skid against Kansas. The Wildcats, who had lost 48 of the last 51 in the series, hadn't beaten their rivals in their on-campus octagon since Feb. 14, 2011.
    Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points for the Jayhawks, including a putback of his own miss with 6.9 seconds left to force overtime. Perry Ellis had 19 points, Naadir Tharpe added 13 and Brannen Greene scored 10 for Kansas.
    The Wildcats took the lead with 17:34 left in the second half, and never trailed until Tarik Black scored the opening basket of overtime. But every time the Jayhawks tried to build a lead, the Wildcats had an answer — a three-point play by Foster, a free throw by Omari Lawrence, or a big putback from unheralded big man D.J. Johnson, who had nine points.
    Still, it wasn't over until Foster's two free throws with 21.9 seconds left gave Kansas State an 83-79 lead, and Wiggins missed a 3-pointer at the other end. Black missed another shot, and the Wildcats finally corralled the rebound, allowing time to run out.
    It was the first victory in six tries against Kansas for Wildcats coach Bruce Weber, and just the fourth loss in 26 games against Kansas State for his counterpart, Bill Self.
    West Virginia 102, No. 11 Iowa St. 77
    At Morgantown, W.Va., Remi Dibo scored a career-high 20 points as West Virginia handed Iowa State its most lopsided loss in three years.
    Juwan Staten added 19 points and Eron Harris and Terry Henderson each had 16 points for the Mountaineers (15-10, 7-5 Big 12).
    Iowa State (18-5, 6-5) had five players in double figures, led by Georges Niang's 17 points. But Melvin Ejim, coming off a Big 12-record 48 points and a career-high 18 rebounds against TCU, was held to six points on 1-of-9 shooting.
    No. 17 Virginia 61, Maryland 53
    At Charlottesville, Va., Joe Harris scored 19 points and Virginia stretched its winning streak to eight games by beating Maryland in its last visit as an ACC rival.
    Malcolm Brogdon added 14 points and Akil Mitchell had 13 for the Cavaliers (20-5, 11-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who continued their best start in conference play since the 1981-82 team opened 12-1.
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