Texas pulls away from short-handed Kansas State


January 3, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bruce Weber directs his team as they play UMBC during the second round of the NCAA tournament on March 18, 2018, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/TNS

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — It has been feast or famine from the perimeter for Texas this season

Wednesday was a feast night for the Longhorns, who gorged themselves to the tune of 14 3-pointers as they won their Big 12 Conference opener for the 15th time in 23 seasons, pushing past short-handed Kansas State in the second half for a 67-47 victory.

Kansas State was without Kamau Stokes, who averages 11.1 points per game. Stokes missed much of last season with a broken ankle and he reinjured it during a morning shooting session and did not dress for the game. The Wildcats already were without Dean Wade, who is recovering for a foot injury.

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