“Mike stepped up and made some big shots down the stretch,” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said. “We needed someone to do that and tonight Mike was special.”
McGuirl scored 16 points, Xavier Sneed added 12 and Cartier Diarra 10 as Kansas State won their second straight home game.
Kansas State (9-11, 2-5 Big 12 Conference) led wire-to-wire, handing the Sooners (13-7, 3-4) their fourth lost in their last five conference games.
“Both halves we did a nice job of gutting it out,” Weber said. “It’s a good win for us and we felt good with how we played them there. Our guys did a good job of reading stuff and we got a nice victory.”
Alondes Williams scored 15 points and Austin Reaves added 12 for Oklahoma, which was held to its lowest total of the season. The Sooners, who went 4 of 21 from 3-point range, committed 19 turnovers which turned into 18 points for Kansas State.
“They didn’t get to 40 until the three minutes mark,” Weber said. “They are one of the best teams taking care of the ball in the country so to force 19 turnovers is pretty good.”