And then, there was one.

As in one undefeated Division I team in the country. That would be 18-0 Kentucky after No. 1 Texas was ambushed tonight in Manhattan, Kansas. The 10th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats (16-2, 3-1 Big 12) scored the third win in school history over a No. 1 ranked opponent, beating the Longhorns, 71-62.

A tough K-State defense limited the Longhorns (17-1, 3-1) to just one player in double figures, Avery Bradley's 11-point effort. Top scorers, Dexter Pittman (6) and Damoin Jones (9) combined for just 15 points. Meanwhile, the Wildcats had four in double figures led by 20 points from Jamar Samuels off the bench. Curtis Kelly had 17; Jacob Pullen totaled 12, and Rodney McGruder scored 11 of the bench.

K-State put together an 18-4 run in the first half to take its biggest lead at 36-22. But Texas came back in the second half to poke a nose in front at 44-43 and later tie the game at 51. From there, Kansas State took control with a 12-3 burst, including seven points from McGruder for a 63-54.

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Then, it was a foul-shooting contest, and Texas was plum awful from the line, hitting only nine of 22 foul shots compared to a 20-of-32 performance by the Wildcats. Ultimately, that was the key to the game since neither team shot particularly well from the field. K-State made 38.5 percent of its shots to 36.8 percent from Texas.

In a bygone era when the NCAA field was limited and most teams had to win their conference title to get in, this could have been a devastating loss. But K-State doesn't even have to visit Austin, and if they meet again, it either will be in the Big 12 tournament or the NCAA tourney. So, it was a nice night for the folks in Manhattan of the prairie, but in the larger scheme of things, it will be a footnote to this season.