Kansas St. 76, Colorado 64

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP)—Denis Clemente scored 24 points and Kansas State defeated road-weary Colorado 76-64 on Saturday.

Jamar Samuels added 17 points for the Wildcats (21-10, 9-7 Big 12). Cory Higgins led the Buffaloes (9-21, 1-15) with 22 points.

After struggling in the opening period, the Wildcats caught fire early in the second half. Five straight points by Clemente ignited an 11-2 run that gave Kansas State the lead for good. The loss extends Colorado’s Big 12 road losing streak to 29 games.

Kansas State appeared to take control early, using a 9-2 run—four by Dominique Sutton—to take a 16-10 lead midway through the first half. But a basket by Casey Crawford sparked a 7-2 run that gave the Buffaloes a 25-24 advantage with 7:35 remaining. Colorado connected on 73.7 percent of its field goal attempts in the half and led 41-38 at the break.

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Cory Higgins Cory Higgins
7-16,  22 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Kansas St.
Jamar Samuels Jamar Samuels
4-5,  17 Pts
6 Rebs, 5 Assists

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