Morgantown, WV (Sports Network) - Shane Southwell put Kansas State ahead and then swatted away any chance of a West Virginia triumph.
Southwell finished with 17 points and hit a pair of go-ahead free throws with 21.4 seconds remaining in the 18th-ranked Wildcats' 65-64 win over the Mountaineers.
On West Virginia's ensuing trip down the floor following Southwell's foul shots, Kansas State's Angel Rodriguez knocked the ball away from Jabarie Hinds and into the backcourt.
With the clock ticking down, a scrambling Gary Browne retrieved the ball and frantically drove the lane, but met Southwell, who emphatically blocked the shot away.
Rodney McGruder added 17 points for Kansas State (13-2, 2-0 Big 12), which has won six straight.
Hinds netted 15 points to lead West Virginia (8-7, 1-2).