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Poor shooting, especially FTs, dooms K-State in loss to Pitt

Kansas State played well enough defensively to beat a scrappy but not great Pittsburgh team Monday in Fort Myers.

The Wildcats even hit 50% of their 3-pointers, accounting for more than half their total points. Sadly, some atrocious free throw shooting, shaky offense inside the arc, and yes, some questionable officiating resulted in a 63-59 loss to end the dream of an unbeaten season.

It’s tough to win when you shoot 13-of-38 from two and 3-of-13 from the free throw, which is what K-State somehow managed to do. Yes, that last miss was intentional by Cartier Diarra, but the Cats also missed the front end of a 1-and-1 5 (five!