Wildcats win tussle with TCU to snap skid

Kansas State guard Marcus Foster (2) rebounds against TCU forward Devonta Abron, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Marcus Foster scored 23 points off the bench and Kansas State took advantage of some cold shooting by TCU for a 58-53 victory Wednesday night that snapped a three-game losing streak.

Kansas State led most of the way, but TCU was still within 48-44 with 1:14 left when Nino Williams was fouled near midcourt. The senior forward was hurt on the play, and Foster was picked to shoot the free throws, calmly draining both to extend the Wildcats’ lead.

Kyan Anderson missed a jumper at the other end, and the ball wound up in the hands of Foster, who had been benched the past two games. He made two more foul shots to put the game away.

Williams finished with eight points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (8-7, 1-1 Big 12), who appeared to have put a horrendous nonconference season behind them. Their seven wins before the start of league play was their fewest since 2001-02.

Trey Zeigler had 19 points to lead the Horned Frogs, who started 13-0 but have dropped their first two Big 12 games. Anderson, their top scorer, had eight points on 2-for-7 shooting.

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