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Texas A&M Vs. Kansas State Score: Wildcats Take 44-33 Halftime Lead

If Texas A&M is going to have a chance to pull off an upset against Kansas State then they are going to have to figure out a way to slow down Rodney McGruder. The Wildcats' junior guard put up 19 first half points to help Kansas State to a 44-33 lead at halftime over Texas A&M.

McGruder was red hot in the first half hitting 5-7 shots including 4-4 shooting from beyond-the-arc. Jamar Samuels and Martavious Irving each contributed eight points in the first half. The Wildcats were a sizzling 8-9 from three-point range in the first half.

The Aggies weren't terrible offensively in the first half shooting a respectable 45.8 percent while getting to the free throw line 15 times. They just couldn't match the long distance attack of the Wildcats in the first half. David Loubeau and Khris Middleton each scored eight points to lead Texas A&M. Dash Harris scored four points and recorded four steals in the first half but is just 1-8 from the field.

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