For the second time this season the Texas Southern Tigers find themselves winners of an upset game as TSU dug deep and found a way to defeat Big 12 member Kansas State 58-56 in front of a stunned sellout crowd at Bramlage Coliseum.

Chris Thomas’ offensive rebound and put back tied the back and forth contest at 56 with 0.9 seconds left and, after Kansas State turned over the ensuing inbounds pass, Jason Carter hit a jumper as time expired, giving the Tigers their second win over 2014 NCAA tournament teams in eight days.

Texas Southern beat then-No. 25 Michigan State 71-64 on Dec. 20.

“I did not see it coming,” Carter said. “I just got the ball and finished the play. It was just a lucky shot.”

A three-point play and a layup gave Kansas State a 54-48 lead with 1:45 remaining.

Thomas made a layup to pull Texas Southern within four points. After K-State made a free throw, a layup by Madarious Gibbs made it 55-52 with 16 seconds left.

Another KSU free throw took the lead back to four. Tonnie Collier made the first two of three free throws and Thomas put back the third to tie the game at 56 with .9 seconds to play.

Thomas and Gibbs scored 15 apiece for Texas Southern.

After making 2 of 9 shots to start the game, Texas Southern trailed by as many as 11 point before closing the first half with an 8-3 run as the Tigers trailed 23-31 at halftime.

“I thought they came out that first part of the game and put us on our heels,” Texas Southern coach Mike Davis said. “We settled down, moved the ball and played with a good tempo.”

A three-point play by Thomas with 17:32 to play gave the Tigers their first lead of the game, 28-27.

A jumper by Gibbs gave Texas Southern its biggest lead of the game, 43-36, midway through the second half.