Kansas State 73, Nebraska 53
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP)—Jeremiah Massey had 25 points and nine rebounds and Kansas State pulled away in the second half for an 73-53 win over Nebraska on Saturday.
Leading 37-32 with 14 minutes to go, Massey scored on back-to-back post moves and had eight points during a 17-3 run. By the time Clent Stewart hit Lance Harris for an alley-oop dunk with 8:33 remaining, Kansas State had a 54-35 lead.
Harris finished with 18 points and Justin Williams added 12 for the Wildcats (16-11, 6-10 Big 12).
Nebraska (14-13, 7-9) went more than six minutes without a basket during the run, turning the ball over three times and getting just three rebounds.
Joe McCray scored 14 points and John Turek and Aleks Maric each added 11 for Nebraska, which had its three-game win streak snapped.
After Turek finally stopped Kansas State’s initial second-half surge, the Wildcats rattled off eight more for their biggest lead of the game, 62-37, with 6:17 to play.
Despite shooting 43.5 percent for the game, Nebraska was just 4-for-15 from beyond the 3-point arc. The Wildcats also outrebounded the Cornhuskers 36-26.
Kansas State had just seven turnovers and never trailed, going on a 9-2 run midway through the first half to build an early 20-13 lead.
After closing within 33-25 at halftime, the Huskers got into foul trouble. Jason Dourisseau and Maric each fouled out, and Kansas State capitalized at the free throw line. The Wildcats converted on 20-of-30 attempts while Nebraska made just 9-of-17 from the line.