No. 13 Kansas State beats Texas Tech 68-59

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Rodney McGruder had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 13 Kansas State over Texas Tech 68-59 on Tuesday night, extending the Wildcats' winning streak to three games.

Angel Rodriguez added 13 points and Thomas Gibson had 12 for the Wildcats (18-4, 7-2 Big 12).

McGruder was 6 of 11 from the field, while Rodriguez was 3 of 6 from 3-point range and was flawless in four free throws attempts.

Jordan Tolbert scored 19 points for the Red Raiders and Dejan Kravic added 12 for Texas Tech (9-11, 2-7), which finished with four turnovers, its fewest of the season.

Kansas State finished with 38 rebounds, 23 defensive, while Texas Tech had a total of 20.

For Texas Tech it was its seventh loss in the past eight games after opening Big 12 play with a win at TCU.