Kansas State Clips Xavier in 2OT Thriller
Second seed comes out on top in back-and-forth classic
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2010 11:32 PM CDT
Kansas State's Martavious Irving puts up a shot against Xavier's Jordan Crawford.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Second-seeded Kansas State survived a stiff challenge from No. 6 Xavier tonight, with the teams trading punches into a second overtime, where the Wildcats pulled out a 101-96 victory in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Kansas State (29-7) will face another upstart, fifth-seeded Butler, on Saturday, with a trip to the Final Four on the line.