Kansas State extended its win streak to four games by holding TCU to a season-low 55 points, as the Wildcats led wire-to-wire in downing the Horned Frogs, 65-55, in front of 9,809 fans at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.
K-State (14-4, 4-2 Big 12) held the Big 12’s top scoring offense (80.4 ppg.) to 55 points on 42.6 percent (20-of-47) shooting, as the Wildcats have now held 11 of their 18 opponents to 60 points or less this season. The school has now held 80 opponents to 60 points or less under head coach Bruce Weber, where the team boasts a 72-8 mark.
Junior Xavier Sneed paced three Wildcats in double figures with a season-high 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. Senior Dean Wade scored 16 points on 4-of-9 field goals and 8-of-9 free throws go with a game-high 6 assists, while fellow senior Barry Brown, Jr., added 10 points and a game-high 5 rebounds. Senior Kamau Stokes and junior Makol Mawien each chipped in 8 points.
TCU (13-4, 2-3 Big 12) was held to more than 25 points under its scoring average and eclipsed its previous season- low for points of 64 against Lipscomb on November 20, 2018. The Wildcats forced the Horned Frogs into 18 turnovers, their second-most turnovers this season, which resulted in 21 points. K-State has now scored 20 or more points on opponent miscues in 7 games this season.
Senior Alex Robinson led three Horned Frogs in double figures with 17 points on 6-of-11 field goals with 4 assists and 2 steals, while junior Desmond Bane and senior J.D. Miller added 16 and 11 points, respectively.
The win extends K-State’s lead in the all-time series to 14-6, as the Wildcats have now won four of their last five against the Horned Frogs. K-State also extends its record against TCU at home to 8-2.