Kansas State completed a season sweep of Missouri with an 80-73 win in Manhattan Wednesday night. It was just the second time K-State swept the Tigers since 1984. The Wildcats pushed their winning streak to six games and have won five straight in the Big 12 for the first time since the conference opened in 1996-97.
David Hoskins scored a team-high 25 points and Cartier Martin pitched in with a 22 point, 11 rebound double-double for the Wildcats.
Missouri was done-in by their inability to rebound the basketball. Kansas State won the rebounding edge 41-19. In two games versus KSU this year, Missouri was out-rebounded 82-36.
?Kansas State is probably a little bit tougher than us at this point in time,? Missouri coach Mike Anderson said. ?Kansas State had a great start and we battled back and our guys showed a lot of poise. But we couldn?t make the plays when it counted.?
Junior guard Stefhon Hannah was welcomed by the K-State crowd with chants of ?Mama?s Boy? but responded well tying a career-high with 27 points to go along with six assists. Hannah reneged on his commitment to attend KSU last year because his mother wanted him to play for new Missouri head coach Mike Anderson.
Marshall Brown scored 16 points and Keon Lawrence added 15 for the Tigers who fell into a ninth-place tie with Iowa State in the Big 12 standings.
Missouri plays 11th-place Nebraska in Columbia Saturday and travel to Iowa State on Tuesday.