By Tom Gilbert, K-State Athletics Communications
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A furious Kansas State rally fell short on Saturday afternoon, as Tennessee held off the comeback for a 65-64 win in a SEC/Big 12 Challenge game before 14,111 at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Down 57-45 with 3:42 remaining, the Wildcats out-scored the Volunteers, 19-8, down the stretch to close to with 65-64 on sophomore Marcus Foster’s career-tying seventh 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds. However, Tennessee was able to inbound the ball and run out the clock to stave off the comeback. Foster scored 12 of K-State’s 19 points during the rally as he went 4-of-4 from beyond the arc in the final 57 seconds.
Foster led K-State with 23 points while Jevon Thomas added 13 and Nino Williams chipped in with 10. Tennessee’s leading scorer was Josh Richardson with 17 points.
Kansas State (4-4) returns to Bramlage Coliseum on Tuesday night to face Bradley out of the Missouri Valley Conference. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
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