Originally written March 16, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Now the Big 12's regular-season co-champs will get their chance to settle it all on the court. Rodney McGruder scored 25 points as No. 11 Kansas State beat a sluggish No. 14 Oklahoma State 68-57 in the Big 12 tournament semifinals Friday night, setting up a title showdown on Saturday with No. 7 Kansas, which swept the Wildcats twice and shared the regular season with them. ''We're conference co-champs and now you get a chance to play the team that tied you in the big game for the tournament,'' said Kansas State coach Bruce Weber. ''I'm just really proud of our guys.'' McGruder, who had 24 points the night before against Texas, scored Kansas State's first nine points of the second half as the Wildcats (27-6) maintained a comfortable lead throughout the final 20 minutes while holding the Cowboys (24-8) to 30.5 shooting. A career leader in 10 of 14 categories for the second-seeded Wildcats McGruder helped Kansas State avenge a loss to...
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