Wildcats snap five-game winning streak to Aggies, 65-53

COLLEGE STATION, TX - JANUARY 26: Texas A&M Aggies guard Wendell Mitchell (11) looks to advance the ball upcourt as Kansas State Wildcats forward Pierson McAtee (24) defends during the basketball game between the Kansas State Wildcats and Texas A&M Aggies at Reed Arena on January 26, 2019 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Wendell Mitchell had his third 20-point performance in his last four games and Texas A&M limited Kansas State to just 23 second-half points to earn a 65-53 victory in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge Saturday afternoon.

Kansas State entered the game on a five-game win streak and held a 30-26 advantage at intermission that expanded to 33-26 when Dean Wade drilled a 3-pointer seconds into the second half.

Each team scored a quick field goal to start the second half, then settled into a scoreless lull that lasted until Mitchell hit from deep with 15:32 left to start a run of 10-straight points to put the Aggies up, 38-33. K-State broke its drought on a 3 by Cartier Diarra, but A&M went on a 6-0 run capped by a Mitchell dunk.

The Wildcats (15-5) got 15 of their 23 second-half points from beyond the arc but were just 7 of 31 from distance for the game and 20 of 61 overall (32.8 percent) from the field.

Mitchell was 4 of 6 from distance and finished with 22 points for Texas A&M (8-10).

Wade had 17 points and Diarra added 15 for Kansas State.