McGruder, Kansas State down Oklahoma State 77-58

DAVE SKRETTA
The Associated Press
Kansas State forward Jamar Samuels hugs coach Frank Martin during senior day ceremonies before an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

McGruder, Kansas State down Oklahoma State 77-58

Kansas State forward Jamar Samuels hugs coach Frank Martin during senior day ceremonies before an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Rodney McGruder scored 24 points, Jamar Samuels had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Kansas State used a big run out of halftime to beat short-handed Oklahoma State 77-58 on Saturday.

Jordan Henriquez had 16 points and eight boards for the Wildcats (21-9, 10-8), who added another impressive win to their resume heading into next week's Big 12 tournament.

Kansas State has won four of its last five games, including back-to-back road wins against Top 10 teams Missouri and Baylor, and has four victories over teams in the RPI Top 25.

Keiton Page hit six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points for the Cowboys (14-17, 7-11), who played without star freshman Le'Bryan Nash for the third straight game because of a fractured left hand.

The Cowboys also lost Philip Jurick, their second-leading rebounder, to an apparent right foot injury early in the game. Marek Soucek and Michael Cobbins fouled out.

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