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Kansas State holds off North Florida 79-68 in OT
Sunday, Dec 11, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP)—Thomas Gipson had 23 points and 12 rebounds Sunday as Kansas State defeated North Florida 79-68 in overtime.

Will Spradling and Jamar Samuels each added 12 points and five rebounds for the Wildcats (6-1), playing in their second straight overtime game. They lost to West Virginia on Thursday, 85-80 in double OT.

This time, the Wildcats prevailed behind 11 of 12 free throws in the extra period.

Jimmy Williams and Parker Smith led the Ospreys (5-5) with 13 points.

Spradling’s 3-pointer with 19 seconds left gave Kansas State a 60-58 lead, but Williams’ basket tied it and sent to overtime.

North Florida didn’t lead until Williams’ basket with 12:37 to play gave the Ospreys a 40-38 edge.

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 North Florida
Jimmy Williams Jr. Jimmy Williams Jr.
6-11,  13 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Kansas St.
Thomas Gipson Thomas Gipson
10-18,  23 Pts
12 Rebs, 0 Assists

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