Kansas State upends reeling No. 7 Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Rodney McGruder scored 22 points and surging Kansas State muscled past slumping No. 7 Texas 75-70 on Monday night, the Wildcats' fifth straight win.

Jacob Pullen scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half despite falling hard on his right wrist as Kansas State (21-9, 9-6 Big 12) sent the Longhorns to their second straight loss and third in four games.

Two weeks ago, the Longhorns (24-6, 12-3) were in first place in the Big 12 and among the top contenders for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. They met their defensive match in a muscular game with the Wildcats, who held the Longhorns to 34 percent shooting and beat them on their home court for the third straight season.

Tristan Thompson had 26 points and 10 rebounds for Texas but his teammates shot just 14 of 54 from the field.

It was Kansas State's first road win over a Top Ten team since 1994.

Kansas State shot 50 percent against the Longhorns two days after Texas gave up a 22-point lead and let Colorado shoot 53 percent in a road loss.

No. 8 Notre Dame 93,No. 19 Villanova 72

At South Bend, Ind., Tim Abromaitis made a career-high nine 3-pointers and scored 30 points and Ben Hansbrough had 30 points and 10 assists in his final home game as Notre Dame secured a double bye in the Big East tournament.

Notre Dame (24-5, 13-4) hit a school-record 20 3-pointers and finished unbeaten in 17 games at the Purcell Pavilion, the only team in the conference to be spotless on its home court this season.

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