Wildcats Hold Off Sooners

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger spent his college days playing for Kansas State and as a head coach has yet to pick up a win at his alma mater.

Kruger lost his eighth straight game at Kansas State as the Wildcats held off the Sooners 61-53 on Wednesday night.

The Wildcats led by 16 with six minutes to go but the Sooners were within 57-53 when Victor Iwuakor hit a 3-pointer with 10 seconds to play, capping a frantic 13-2 run.

The Wildcats closed out the game with four straight free throws by Mike McGuirl.

McGuirl scored 16 points, Xavier Sneed added 12 and Cartier Diarra 10 as Kansas State won their second straight home game.

Kansas State (9-11, 2-5 Big 12 Conference) led wire-to-wire, handing the Sooners (13-7, 3-4) their fourth lost in their last five conference games.