MORGANTOWN, West Va. -

Marcus Foster dropped in 23 points but the freshman had no answer for Juwan Staten and his 35, as West Virginia defends home court and drops K-State 81-71.

Wildcats final five possessions proved to be disastrous and ultimately let the Mountaineers prevail.

WVU shot the ball worse than K-State but was better from 3-point range and the free throw line.

Wildcats fall to 15-7 overall and lose three of their last four games in the Big 12.

Texas is next on the list next Saturday in Manhattan.