Rodriguez lifts K-State over Oklahoma 52-50

Rodriguez lifts K-State over Oklahoma 52-50
February 2, 2013, 8:36 pm
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Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez (13) drives to the basket around Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Angel Rodriguez hit two free throws with 5.6 seconds remaining to give No. 18 Kansas State a 52-50 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night.

The free throws ended an 8-0 run by the Sooners in the final two minutes that tied the game with 13 seconds to play.

With Oklahoma trailing 50-42, Romero Osby scored the last of his 13 points on a three-point play to pull the Sooners within five with 1:58 to go. Sam Grooms then tied it with a 3-pointer and a driving layup in the final minute.

Rodriguez was fouled on a jumper in the lane and made both free throws to put the Wildcats back in the lead. Grooms had a chance to win it for the Sooners, but his 3-point attempt at the buzzer was short.

Will Spradling led the Wildcats (17-4, 6-2) with 12 points, including five in a row after the Sooners pulled within one with 11:27 to go. With the win, the Wildcats remain in second place in the Big 12, one game behind Kansas. Their leading scorer, Rodney McGruder, was held to seven points on 2-for-8 shooting.

Osby had 13 points and seven rebounds to lead the Sooners (14-6, 5-3), who didn't have another player reach double figures in scoring.