WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Justin Edwards and Wesley Iwundu combined to score 19 second-half points, leading Kansas State over Colorado State 61-56 on Saturday.
Dean Wade scored all of his 13 points in the first half for Kansas State (8-2). Edwards finished with 12 points while Iwundu added 11.
Emmanuel Omogbo had 13 points and 14 rebounds for Colorado State (6-5). Prentiss Nixon scored 11 for the Rams, and Tiel Daniels had 10.
Colorado State played without senior guard, Gian Clavell, who averages 20.8 points. Clavell has an injured left hand.
The Rams cut the Kansas State lead to two, 48-46, on a Prentiss Nixon 3-pointer with 4:15 remaining.
The Wildcats responded with seven points in 62 seconds, including a Stephen Hurt 3-pointer and an Iwundu baseline drive that gave Kansas State a 55-48 lead with 2:40 to play.
Kansas State did not lead by less than four the rest of the way.