It wasn't as rousing of a send off as the K-State seniors would have liked but a win is a win.
Rodney McGruder dropped in 13 points and played nearly every minute in a 79-68 win over TCU on senior night for the Wildcats. McGruder joined Jordan Henriquez and Martavious Irving seeing their final game at Bramlage Coliseum.
Irving scored 15 points, along with Shane Southwell during a great shooting night at home, dropping in 54 percent of their shots. Henriquez was the only senior not to score.
From the outset, it looked like another rout of the Horned Frogs as McGruder threw down back to back jams in the opening minutes, much to the delight of his mother who was in attendance.
K-State built up a 15 point lead at halftime and looked to run away with the game.
Except TCU had other ideas, going on a 12-2 run out of the lockers to get as close six points in the second. TCU guard Kyan Anderson scored 29 against the 'Cats, giving them fits all night. .
Thanks to Irving and Angel Rodriguez, with a game high 21 points, K-State eventually pushed it back to a 14 point lead and played up the defense until the final buzzer.
K-State is still tied for the lead in the Big 12 and eyeing their first Big 12 regular season title since the 1970's and the first to win both basketball and football conference titles in the same year since Texas in 2005-06. Oklahoma is the only other team to do it in the Big 12.
One game separates them from the title and that lies in Stillwater, Oklahoma against Oklahoma State, Saturday.