Scores

Final

Texas 61

(22-10, 9-7 Big 12)

Kansas State 58

(21-11, 9-7 Big 12)

    3:00 PM ET, March 12, 2009

    Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    1 2 T
    TEX 27 3461
    KSU 29 2958

    Top Performers

    Texas: D. Pittman 19 Pts, 20 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk

    Kansas State: J. Pullen 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    Pittman's double-double powers Texas past K-State 

    Associated Press

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Dexter Pittman dominated inside for a second straight game, finishing with 19 points and a career-high 20 rebounds as Texas beat Kansas State 61-58 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.

    Pittman's three-point play with 1:14 left put Texas ahead for good at 60-58, and in the final seconds, he grabbed a critical rebound after a Kansas State miss, then hit 1-of-2 free throws with 12.1 seconds left to make it 61-58.

    Denis Clemente missed a deep 3-point attempt on Kansas State's final possession and Gary Johnson rebounded for the Longhorns.

    Texas (22-10) avenged a regular-season defeat at the hands of Kansas State (21-11) and solidified its NCAA tournament status, while the Wildcats -- one of a handful of bubble teams from the Big 12 -- must wait until Sunday to find out if they'll be in the NCAA tournament or receive a National Invitation Tournament berth.

    Jacob Pullen led Kansas State with 21 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TEX
    KSU
    Points 61 58
    FG Made-Attempted 23-45 (.511) 19-65 (.292)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-5 (.600) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-20 (.600) 14-22 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 5

    2008-09 Season

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    Jan 31, 2009 KSU 85, @TEX 81Recap
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