Kansas State escapes with OT win over WVU

Tylor Perry scored 29 points to help Kansas State top West Virginia 94-90 in overtime on Monday in Manhattan, Kan.The Wildcats blew a 25-point, second-half lead before recovering in the extra session.Kansas State (17-11, 7-8 Big 12) improved to 7-0 this season in overtime and 12-0 in coach Jerome Tang’s two years. The Wildcats, who won their second game in a row, got 19 points from Cam Carter and 13 each from Will McNair Jr. and Arthur Kaluma. David N’Gueessan contributed eight points and 10 rebounds.West Virginia (9-19, 4-11) fell to 0-11 away from Morgantown, W.Va., this season, including 0-8 in true road games. RaeQuan Battle had 28 points and Kerr Kriisa put up 25 points and six assists for the Mountaineers. They each scored 18 second-half points.Perry hit a 3-pointer to give Kansas State a two-point lead just over one minute into overtime. After Kaluma increased the margin to 87-81 with 1:59 to go, Battle hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead in half. Pat Suemnick then cut it to 87-85 by making 1 of 2 at the foul line, but Perry extended the gap with a driving layup with 50 seconds to go.Battle hit another 3-pointer to make it an 89-88 game with 35 seconds left. Perry sank two free throws with 15.4 seconds remaining for a three-point edge. Kriisa hit a pair at the line three seconds later, but Perry was fouled again with 8.8 seconds left and he hit both to make it 93-90.Carter then hit a free throw with 4.1 seconds remaining to ice it.A 19-2 second-half run by West Virginia cut the deficit to 72-67 with five minutes left.