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Kansas State Outlasts WVU in OT, 94-90



Kelsie LeRose / WVSN

Kansas State outlasted WVU in overtime, 94-90, in Manhattan, Ks. on Monday night. West Virginia forced overtime after a huge deficit in the second half but couldn’t overcome the Wildcats in the extra frame.

K-State (17-11, 7-8 Big 12) is 12-0 in overtime under HC Jerome Tang.

WVU G RaeQuan Battle missed the game tying three-pointer with just a few seconds remaining.

With 13:04 left in the game, Kansas State was up 66-41. West Virginia (9-19, 4-11 Big 12) proceeded to go on a 36-8 run to get right back into the game and retake the lead. WVU’s second half comeback forced overtime with the Wildcats for the second straight year in Manhattan.

Battle bounced back from his poor shooting day against Iowa State. Battle, who scored 27 points against K-State in the NCAA Tournament while at Montana State, finished with 28 points on 10-of-20 shooting, including 6-threes on Monday.

Battle hit back-to-back three-pointer with seven minutes left to extend a 13-2 WVU run. Kerr Kriisa and Seth Wilson also hit crucial threes late into the game. Kriisa ended the game with 25 points on 5-of-12 shooting from three. The Estonian native also dished out six assists.

At halftime, Kansas State led 48-26 over WVU.

K-State shot well from the field at 46%. The Wildcats were 324th in three-point percentage coming into the game but shot 15-of-31 (48%) from deep. KSU guards Tylor Perry (29) and Cam Carter (19) led the way for the Wildcats on Monday.

WVU big man Jesse Edwards fouled out in overtime, struggling throughout the night. Edwards finished with five points and nine rebounds on 1-of-9 shooting.

Pat Suemnick was a bright spot in the first half for the Mountaineers. Suemnick scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting against the Wildcats.

Wilson returned to the floor on Monday, recording 17 minutes. Wilson missed the previous three games due to a personal reason as well as a nagging groin injury.

Kansas State won the first matchup between the two teams on Jan. 9, 81-67.

WVU now moves to 0-12 in games away from Morgantown this season. The Mountaineers are now 2-24 in Big 12 road games, dating back to the 2021-22 season.

West Virginia will head back home to get ready to host Texas Tech on Saturday at the WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers and Red Raiders will tip off at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.

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