Jan 30, 2020 12:06 PM

Wildcats use defense to down Oklahoma

Posted Jan 30, 2020 12:06 PM

Mike McGuirl scored 16 points and Kansas State held off Oklahoma 61-53.

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 McGuirl. Kansas State led wire-to-wire, handing the Sooners their fourth lost in their last five five conference games. Alondes Williams scored 15 points for Oklahoma, which was held to its lowest total of the season. 

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Junction City Lady Jays compete in the Lady Firebirds Winter Classic

Midseason tournament time has arrived for the Junction City Lady Jay basketball team. On Thursday Junction City meets top seeded Topeka High in the first round of the 2020 Lady Firebirds Winter Classic at Lawrence Free State High School. Game time is 3:30 p.m.

On the same side of the bracket Olathe West will play Blue Valley Southwest and on the other half of the bracket first-round matchups include Derby vs. Lawrence High School and FL Schlagle against Lawrence Free State.

The tournament continues Friday and Saturday.