Wildcats Roll Over Red Raiders

Martavious Irving

Jan. 25, 2012

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Martavious Irving scored 16 points and Rodney McGruder had 13 to lead No. 22 Kansas State over Texas Tech 69-47 on Wednesday night, keeping the Red Raiders winless in Big 12 play.

The Wildcats trailed briefly early but pulled away when they started hitting shots. They muscled their way into the lane and outscored Texas Tech 36-20 in the paint.

Kansas State (15-4, 4-3 Big 12) pressed on defense, making it difficult for Texas Tech to find passing lanes. That led to a season-high 25 turnovers for the Red Raiders - 12 were Kansas State steals - which the Wildcats converted into 27 points. Texas Tech was averaging 17 turnovers coming into the game.

The Wildcats had 17 turnovers, leading to seven points for the Red Raiders.

Freshman Jordan Tolbert scored 18 points to lead Texas Tech (7-12, 0-7)