Rodriguez lifts K-State over Oklahoma 52-50

Posted at: 02/02/2013 7:37 PM
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(AP) NORMAN, Okla. - Angel Rodriguez hit two free throws with 5.6 seconds remaining to give No. 18 Kansas State a 52-50 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night.

The free throws ended an 8-0 run by the Sooners in the final two minutes that tied the game with 13 seconds to play.

With Oklahoma trailing 50-42, Romero Osby scored the last of his 13 points on a three-point play to pull the Sooners within five with 1:58 to go. Sam Grooms then tied it with a 3-pointer and a driving layup in the final minute.

Rodriguez was fouled on a jumper in the lane and made both free throws to put the Wildcats back in the lead. Grooms had a chance to win it for the Sooners, but his 3-point attempt at the buzzer was short.

Will Spradling led the Wildcats (17-4, 6-2) with 12 points, including five in a row after the Sooners pulled within one with 11:27 to go. With the win, the Wildcats remain in second place in the Big 12, one game behind Kansas. Their leading scorer, Rodney McGruder, was held to seven points on 2-for-8 shooting.

Osby had 13 points and seven rebounds to lead the Sooners (14-6, 5-3), who didn’t have another player reach double figures in scoring.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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