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!