Middleton leads No. 11 Texas A&M over K-State

January 22, 2011 6:03:44 PM PST
Khris Middleton had 18 points and No. 11 Texas A&M made 13 free throws in the last 2 minutes to hold on for a 64-56 win over struggling Kansas State on Saturday. Texas A&M (17-2, 4-1 Big 12) led by five before Will Spradling knocked down a 3-pointer that made it 55-53 with about a minute remaining. B.J. Holmes made a pair of free throws with 45 seconds left before Jacob Pullen's shot was blocked by David Loubeau on the other end and the Wildcats had to foul again.

Dash Harris made one of two shots to push the lead to 58-53, and the Aggies got the rebound on the miss.

Middleton hit six free throws after that to secure the win.

It was the fourth loss in five games for Kansas State (13-7, 1-4), which was led by Pullen's 21 points.