K-State downs Coppin State 83-58 with strong 2nd half

Columbia forward Luke Petrasek, left, Kansas State forwards Wesley Iwundu, Center, and Dean Wade (32) go to the floor after a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Kansas State defeated Columbia 81-71. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Justin Edwards and Wesley Iwundu scored 14 points each, and Kansas State cruised past Coppin State 83-58 on Wednesday night.

Dean Wade and Stephen Hurt scored 12 points apiece and Austin Budke added 11 to round out a balanced effort for the Wildcats (7-1), who are off to their best start since the 2012-13 season.

Kansas State never trailed, building a 13-point halftime lead that grew to 66-44 on an emphatic, one-handed dunk by Iwundu in transition with 8:01 left in the game.

Terry Harris Jr. scored nine of his 14 points in the first half to lead Coppin State (2-7). James Sylvester added 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Coppin State was 8 of 34 from the field in the second half and shot 29 percent overall, including 2 of 21 from 3-point range.

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