MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) – Kamau Stokes scored a season-high 18 points and Kansas State used an 18-1 late first-half run to defeat Gardner Webb 67-54 on Wednesday night.
While Kansas State (11-1) was 5 of 7 from the field during that late first half stretch, Gardner Webb (7-6) struggled from the field as they missed all 11 shot attempts in the final 7:02 of the first half.
Stokes and DJ Johnson were the only Wildcats to score in double figures on the night. Johnson scored 16 points and was a perfect 8 for 8 from the field in the victory.
Jamaal Robateau scored 17 points and Tyrell Nelson 14 to lead the Runnin’ Bulldogs.
Gardner-Webb: The Runnin’ Bulldogs next game is their conference opener as they host High Point on December 29.
Kansas State: Kansas State will host Texas in the first game of Big 12 Conference play on December 30.