MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Jeremiah Massey had 25 points and nine
rebounds and Kansas State pulled away in the second half for an
73-53 win over Nebraska on Saturday.
Leading 37-32 with 14 minutes to go, Massey scored on
back-to-back post moves and had eight points during a 17-3 run. By
the time Clent Stewart hit Lance Harris for an alley-oop dunk with
8:33 remaining, Kansas State had a 54-35 lead.
Harris finished with 18 points and Justin Williams added 12 for
the Wildcats (16-11, 6-10 Big 12).
Nebraska (14-13, 7-9) went more than six minutes without a
basket during the run, turning the ball over three times and
getting just three rebounds.
After Turek finally stopped Kansas State's initial second-half
surge, the Wildcats rattled off eight more for their biggest lead
of the game, 62-37, with 6:17 to play.
Despite shooting 43.5 percent for the game, Nebraska was just
4-for-15 from beyond the 3-point arc. The Wildcats also
outrebounded the Cornhuskers 36-26.
Kansas State had just seven turnovers and never trailed, going
on a 9-2 run midway through the first half to build an early 20-13
After closing within 33-25 at halftime, the Huskers got into
foul trouble. Jason Dourisseau and Maric each fouled out, and
Kansas State capitalized at the free throw line. The Wildcats
converted on 20-of-30 attempts while Nebraska made just 9-of-17
from the line.
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