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January 13, 2013

KSU holds off WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia shot the ball well from the floor and held its own against one of the nation’s better rebounding teams. In the end, the Mountaineers couldn’t get it done at the line.

West Virginia made just 12 of 22 free throws (55 percent), and it proved costly in a 65-64 loss to No. 18 Kansas State on Saturday.

“Every game is going to be close and you certainly cannot miss free throws,” said West Virginia coach Bob Huggins. “Then every call becomes a whole lot more important.”

No. 6 Kansas 60, Texas Tech 46: LUBBOCK, Texas — Kevin Young scored 14 points and No. 6 Kansas beat Texas Tech 60-46 on Saturday for the Jayhawks’ 13th straight win.

Jeff Withey and Travis Releford added 12 points each and Withey pulled down seven rebounds in the first Big 12 road game for Kansas.

The Jayhawks (14-1, 2-0 Big 12) trailed briefly early on. They started the second half with a 12-0 run and stretched their lead as the game wore on.

Iowa State 82, Texas 62: AMES, Iowa — Freshman Georges Niang scored a season-high 18 points, Will Clyburn added 16 and Iowa State rolled past Texas 82-62 Saturday in its Big 12 home opener.

Tyrus McGee had 15 points off the bench for the Cyclones (11-4, 1-1 Big 12), who bounced back from a heartbreaking loss at No. 6 Kansas by pounding the struggling Longhorns (8-8, 0-3).

Baylor 51, TCU 40: WACO, Texas — Cory Jefferson had 15 points, including consecutive baskets to start Baylor’s tiebreaking run, and the Bears beat TCU 51-40 Saturday night in the first meeting in more than 10 years between the instate rivals which are now Big 12 foes.

Jefferson’s floater with 15 minutes left broke a 28-all tie and put Baylor (11-4, 3-0 Big 12) ahead to stay.

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