Kansas State pulls away from Washington State for 70-56 win

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Wesley Iwundu had 15 points and eight rebounds, Barry Brown had 14 points and Kansas State methodically pulled away from Washington State in the second half for a 70-56 victory Saturday night.

Dean Wade added 11 points and Xavier Sneed finished with 10 for the Wildcats (9-1), who overcame a lousy first-half shooting performance to win their 16th consecutive non-conference home game.

It was also their third straight win over the Cougars.

Washington State (5-5) controlled almost the entire first half, never trailing until the final couple of minutes. But coach Ernie Kent’s team fell behind 28-26 headed into the locker room, and kept slipping farther behind during the second half, when the Wildcats heated up from the perimeter.

Josh Hawkinson had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars. Charles Callison also scored 10.