Kansas State rolls past TCU
Fort Worth, TX (Sports Network) - Rodney McGruder scored 21 points to pace No. 16 Kansas State past TCU, 67-54, at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Jordan Henriquez added eight points and 10 rebounds, while Shane Southwell donated seven points and six boards for the Wildcats (14-2, 3-0 Big 12), who won for the seventh consecutive time.
Adrick McKinney led TCU (9-8, 0-4) with 18 points and nine boards, while Kyan Anderson chipped in with 10 points in the loss. TCU has dropped four games in a row.
The home-standing Horn Frogs charged out of the gates with some long-range marksmanship. Consecutive treys by Anderson and Charles Hill Jr. gave TCU an 8-2 edge, but Kansas State responded and took a 13-10 lead on Will Spradling's 3-pointer.
Moments later, McGruder capped off a quick 9-0 burst with a short jumper for a 24-14 lead. TCU worked its way back within five at 26-21, but Martavious Irving and McGruder each drained a 3-pointer to give the visitors a 32-21 lead. The Wildcats made 5-of-10 treys in the half and took a 38-25 lead into the locker room.
TCU didn't put up much resistance in the second half, as Kansas State rolled on both ends of the floor. McGruder and Spradling drained 3-pointers to open up a 44-27 lead and the margin reached 20 points on another trey, this one from Irving for a 58-38 margin with just over 10 1/2 minutes to play.
Kansas State cruised to victory from there.
Kansas State played its first game in Fort Worth since 1969 ... The Wildcats lead the all-time series, 4-2 ... Kansas State improved to 4-0 in true road games this season.
01/16 23:24:10 ET