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Longhorns drop road game to Kansas State 58-48

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The Texas Longhorns (16-12, 6-9) lost to the Kansas State Wildcats (20-8, 9-6) at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan on Wednesday night, solidifying the Wildcats’ regular season-sweep of the Longhorns.  Clinging to hopes of an NCAA Tournament invitation, Texas had little room for error prior to tonight’s contest.  The Wildcats notched win number 20 on the season and their third straight, strengthening their case for a berth in the Big Dance.

Freshman point guard Matt Coleman led Texas in scoring with 14 points, and junior forward Dylan Ostekowski went 4-15 from the floor finishing with 10 points. Freshman Mo Bamba finished with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 1 block.

Kansas State junior Barry Brown led all scorers with 16 points, while junior forward Dean Wade and freshman guard Cartier Diarra added 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Texas scored just 48 points, shooting 28.6% from the floor.  Kansas State shot 41.7% from the floor and out-rebounded the Longhorns 39-36.

The Longhorns have remaining games against Oklahoma State, Kansas (on the road) and West Virginia before beginning play in the Big 12 Tournament.

Oklahoma State and Texas will tip at 1:00 PM CST on Saturday and will air on Longhorn Network.

 

 

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Aaron Carrara is the founder and publisher of HornSports and has covered University of Texas athletics since 2011. Aaron is a member of the Football Writer's Association of America and the U.S. Basketball Writer's Association and is a proud father to three boys.

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