Cartier Diarra scores 25 points in Wildcats bounce back win

Kansas State forward Xavier Sneed (20) shoots over Tulsa center Emmanuel Ugboh (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Cartier Diarra hit a three-point shot to give Kansas State a lead with under a minute left, lifting the Wildcats to a 69-67 win over Tulsa. Diarra scored a career high 25 points and hit six threes.

After Diarra's three point shot to take the lead, senior Makol Mawien blocked a potential game-tying shot. That's one of three blocks Mawien had on the night.

Xavier Sneed was second on the team in points scored with 18.

This win ends a two-game losing streak and improves the Wildcats to 7-5 overall. Kansas State won't play again until after the New Year. They open up Big 12 play on the road at Oklahoma.