MANHATTAN, KAN. - Kansas State men's basketball fans had waited a long time for a game like this. They got quite a show, though maybe not the ending they had hoped for.
Bryce Taylor scored 11 of his 18 points after halftime, and Maarty Leunen had 14 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 17 Oregon hold off No. 25 Kansas State 80-77 in overtime Thursday.
It was unfamiliar territory for both teams.
Oregon had never faced a ranked nonconference opponent on the road in its 105-year history, and this was the first time in five years it had faced a ranked opponent outside the Pacific-10.
Kansas State hadn't faced a ranked nonconference opponent at home since 2000, and Manhattan hadn't seen two ranked teams on the same court since No. 1 Missouri beat 14th-ranked Kansas State by one in 1982.
Oregon (6-1) struggled early and came on late, hitting big shots down the stretch of regulation and overpowering the Wildcats in overtime. Joevan Catron had 15 points and Tajuan Porter added 14 for the Ducks.
Kansas State (5-2) was able to slow down the high-scoring Ducks but struggled from the perimeter -- 8-for-27 from three-point range -- and missed four free throws in OT, finishing 5-for-12 from the line. Freshman Michael Beasley had 24 points and 14 rebounds.
K-State thought it had won at the end of regulation when Jacob Pullen scored on a driving layup, but Catron slid under him to get the charge with 2.6 seconds left.