No. 6 WVU tops Kansas State, wins 13th straight

No. 6 WVU tops Kansas State, wins 13th straight

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No. 6 WVU tops Kansas State, wins 13th straight

Jan 1, 2018; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Barry Brown Jr. (5) shoots the ball over West Virginia Mountaineers forward Teddy Allen (13) during the second half at Bramlage Coliseum. The Mountaineers won 77-69. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

MANHATTAN, Kan.–Teddy Allen scored 22 points as sixth-ranked West Virginia defeated Kansas State 77-69 for its 13th consecutive win.

The Mountaineers (13-1, 2-0) are on their longest winning streak since the 1988-89 season.

Lamont West chipped 19 points. Daxter Miles Jr. and Beetle Bolden both added 10.

Xavier Sneed led the Wildcats (11-3, 1-1) with 20 points. Dean Wade had 17 points and 10 boards. Barry Brown added 14.

WVU kept K-State at arm’s length most of the second half.

West drained a 3-pointer with 5:35 remaining to give the Mountaineers a 65-55 lead.

But a 6-0 the Wildcats run, capped off with a huge 3-pointer from Sneed right in front of his bench to cut the deficit to four with 4:02 left.

Jan 1, 2018; Manhattan, KS, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Bob Huggins looks at the scoreboard during a game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Bramlage Coliseum. The Mountaineers won 77-69. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

But the freshman Allen stayed calm and made big shots.

He made several free throws and made a layup with 1:53 to go pushed WVU’s lead to 73-64.

And the Mountaineers were able to hold off a pesky K-State.

“Teddy is good at penetrating and using his body,” head coach Bob Huggins said. “He puts people on his body and he’s so strong. He does a great job of not losing his balance and getting it on the backboard.”

WVU forced 15 turnovers and had 10 steals. However, the Mountaineers committed 18 turnovers.

WVU outrebounded the Wildcats 38-27 and the Mountaineers outscored K-State in the paint 40-18.

Jan 1, 2018; Manhattan, KS, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers forward Wesley Harris (21), Kansas State Wildcats forward Xavier Sneed (20) and Mountaineers forward Teddy Allen (13) block out for a rebound during second half at Bramlage Coliseum. The Mountaineers won 77-69. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Senior Jevon Carter had his second-straight off night, hitting just 1 of 7 from the floor and finishing with 3 points.

WVU shot 54 percent from the floor, 25 from beyond the arc and made 13-of-16 from the charity stripe.

The Wildcats shot 36 percent from the field, 39 from 3 and made 19-of-25 from the free throw line.

The Mountaineers return home to take on freshman phenom Trae Young and No. 7 Oklahoma on Saturday evening.

The game has been announced as a sellout.

 

Photo Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

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