MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Dean Wade nearly grabbed a triple-double in Kansas State's 78-66 victory over Iowa State on Saturday.
Wade shot 9 of 13 for 22 points while also grabbing eight rebounds and collecting nine assists.
After a deadlocked 33-33 halftime score, the Wildcats (19-8, 8-6 Big 12 Conference) exploded for 45 second-half points on 17-of-29 shooting. Joining Wade in double-figure scoring was Barry Brown, who scored 16 second-half points for a total of 20, and Xavier Sneed, who scored 17 points on seven shots.
After a slow start, Iowa State (13-13, 4-10) managed to get the game close and tied it several times but could not ever capture the lead.
Cameron Lard scored 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting for the Cyclones.
Kansas State: The win against Iowa State pushes the Wildcats to 19 wins and they are two wins away from matching last season's win total.
Iowa State: The loss by Iowa State will guarantee that the Cyclones will have a losing conference record for the first time in three seasons under coach Steve Prohm.
THEY SAID IT
''We were in the same situation last week, against Texas Tech. I said to the guys during halftime, 'What's your dreams? What're your goals and what's your vision? Don't let them (Iowa State) take that from you.''' – Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber on what he told his team at halftime.
STATS AND STREAKS
The win over Iowa State is the first win at home for Kansas State during February.
Iowa State: Iowa State hosts TCU on Wednesday.
Kansas State: Kansas State hosts Texas on Wednesday.