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K-State Beats 2nd-Half Struggles in Upset

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Kansas State has its first marquee victory of the Bruce Weber era.

 

Behind Will Spradling and Jordan Henriquez, and in front of the most vocal friendly crowd of the year, the Wildcats beat No. 8 Florida 67-61 on Saturday at the Sprint Center.

 

Spradling led K-State, 9-2, with 17 points while Henriquez scored nine points, grabbed seven rebounds and played impressively on defense. Senior Rodney McGruder added 13 points in the Wildcats’ first nonconference win over a top-10 opponent since 1981.

 

The win ended a disappointing trend for K-State, which started the season by beating eight teams from small conferences and losing twice to national powers.

 

Most disappointing was that both losses came in exactly the same...

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