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Kansas State Stuns Missouri, 78-68

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0  Updated at 10:44 pm, February 21st, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, Mo.) — For the second time this season, the Kansas State Wildcats (19-8) upset the No. 3 Missouri Tigers (25-3) on Tuesday night, 78-68.

Rodney McGruder scored 24 points to lead his Wildcats past the Tigers and another win over a top ranked team in less than a week.

“We had a lot of confidence,” McGruder said. “And we felt like, ‘Why not come in here and get a victory?'”

Head coach Frank Martin could not be happier of his team’s performance over the last week.

“A week ago, I was trying to find a building that’s more than six stories height-wise so I could jump,” Martin joked after the game, although he wasn’t smiling. “And these guys, they gave me energy to come in and coach them in practice because they were so positive even though we had just lost two tough games at Texas and [against] Kansas. They’ve been awesome, and I couldn’t be happier that they’ve been rewarded these last two games.”

Jordan Henriquez put the game away with an alley-oop dunk with 2:21 left in the game to give Kansas State a six point edge.

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