Kansas State beats Texas Tech for 1st Big 12 win

Kansas State's D.J. Johnson, left, tries to steal the ball from Texas Tech's Matthew Temple (34) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kamau Stokes and Barry Brown combined to hit seven of Kansas State’s season-high 10 3-pointers, and the Wildcats notched their first Big 12 victory with an 83-70 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night.

Stokes and Wesley Iwundu led the Wildcats (11-5, 1-3) with 17 points apiece, part of an offensive clinic that also saw Brown finish with 15 points. Five Wildcats finished in double figures.

Brown helped fend off a comeback bid by the Red Raiders — who cut into a 16-point halftime deficit to trail 59-54 with 9:42 to play — by capping an 11-0 run that spanned 1:48 with an emphatic, reverse dunk in transition.

Justin Gray scored 23 points to go along with eight rebounds for Texas Tech (11-4, 1-3).

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