Brown's 14 second-half points pushes Kansas State past Texas

Kansas State guard Barry Brown (5) rebounds against Texas guard Matt Coleman, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Barry Brown scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and Kansas State pulled away late to beat Texas 58-48 on Wednesday night.

In what was a cold shooting affair for both teams, the last five minutes saw Kansas State (20-8, 9-6 Big 12 Conference) close on a 16-4 run. Brown had the hot hand as he knocked down five free throws, two layups and a backbreaking 3-pointer in the final 4:49.

The Wildcats shot 42 percent but just 3 of 13 (23 percent) from long range. Texas (16-12, 6-9) shot 29 percent overall and missed 16 of 18 3-pointers.

Dean Wade added 13 points for Kansas State. Cartier Diarra had 12 points and Xavier Sneed chipped in nine with a game-high 13 rebounds for the Wildcats.

Matt Coleman scored 14 points and was a perfect 6-of-6 shooting from the free-throw line to lead Texas. Dylan Osetkowski finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Coleman made six free throws and Mohamed Bamba added a dunk during a 8-2 surge to give the Longhorns a 44-42 lead with 5:12 left before Kansas State pulled away.


Kansas State gets back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.

Texas, which beat then-No. 23 Oklahoma 77-66 on Saturday, has now lost four of their last five games.


Xavier Sneed's 13 rebounds was a single-game best for a Kansas State player this season.


Texas hosts Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Kansas State travels to Oklahoma on Saturday.