K-State rebounds over Texas A&M

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP)   Will Spradling had a career high 19 points, Angel Rodriguez scored all 13 of his points in the second half and Kansas State rallied for a 64-53 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday.

The backcourt duo provided just enough offense to bail out the Wildcats (16-6, 5-5 Big 12), who were awful from the field in the first half. Spradling had four 3-pointers and Rodriguez added four assists as Kansas State avoided a third consecutive loss.

The Wildcats improved to 21-3 in February over the past three-plus seasons, including a 12-1 mark at Bramlage Coliseum, which is fast becoming one of the league’s most difficult venues.

Elston Turner scored 18 and Naji Hibbert had 14 for the Aggies (12-10, 3-7), who will head off to the SEC having lost all nine games they’ve played on the road against the Wildcats.

The teams meet again in College Station later this month. For a complete recap of this game, visit The Gameday Network.

Next action for K-State will be a home game with Texas Tech (7-15, 0-10) on Tuesday night. Coverage on KMAN will begin at 5 p.m. with Powercat Gameday – hosted by Rob Voelker – live from Tubby’s Sports Bar in Aggieville. Pregame coverage from the K-State Sports Network begins at 6 p.m. Tip-off at 7 p.m.