Kansas State led by just two at the half but broke the game open in the second half to beat No. 9 Texas A&M 75-54 on Saturday afternoon. Kansas State was led by their freshmen forward combo of Michael Beasley (left) with 21 points and Bill Walker with 19 points.
It was the second road blowout loss this week for the Aggies (15-3, 1-2), who made only two of their first 15 shots in the second half and dropped to 0-3 in road games.
Donald Sloan scored six straight points for A&M to give the Aggies an 11-3 lead at 15:15 in first half.
Kansas State scored eight straight to tie the game 11-11 at 11:56 in the first half.
Kansas State took their first lead of the game, 18-16, on a dunk by Wildcat freshman forward Michael Beasley at 8:49 in the first half.
A free throw by Donald Sloan gave the Aggies a 29-24 lead at 4:32 in the firt half.
The Wildcats went on a 11-4 run to lead at halftime 35-33.
Texas A&M started the second half 2-of-15 from the field.
The Aggies hung close for the first seven minutes of the second half, trailing 41-40 at 12:59 in the second half after a free throw by Bryan Davis.
Kansas State took advantage of A&M's poor shooting to go on a 13-1 run to 54-41 lead with 8:32 left in the game.
It didn't get much better for the Aggies as Kansas State cruised to an easy 75-54 win over Texas A&M.
It was another poor offensive showing for the Aggies on the road, shooting just 37.8% (17-of-45) for the game. For the first time this season Texas A&M was out rebound, with the Wildcats holding a 32-29 edge. The Aggies committed 14 turnovers and Kansas State scored 24 points off of these turnovers.
Kansas State was led by their freshmen forward combo of Michael Beasley with 21 points and Bill Walker with 19 points.
The win gave the Wildcats (12-4, 2-0 Big 12) their first 2-0 start to a conference season in 15 years.
Texas A&M will likely drop out of the Top 25 tomorrow after their two blowout lossed on the road this week.
Texas A&M will attempt to regroup from this shocking week as they prepare to host Baylor next Wednesday night.
The Aggies will be hoping their road woes to not spill omto Reed Arena.