MANHATTAN (AP) — After opening up the game going 1 for 6 from the field, Kansas State went on a 21-0 run to defeat Nebraska Omaha 81-68 victory on Tuesday night.
The Wildcats (2-0) were down 13-4 when the run came. DJ Johnson and Barry Brown capped the run with back-to-back 3-point plays for a 12 point lead at the 9 minute mark.
Kansas State led 42-31 at the half and ended up shooting 51 percent.
Brown finished with 15 points and Wesley Iwundu and Kamau Stokes had 14 apiece for K-State.
Stokes sandwiched a pair of 3-points around an Xavier Sneed 3 as the Wildcats opened the second half with nine quick points. Iwundu had a 3-point play at the 11:19 mark to push the lead to 20 points.
Tre-Deon Hollins led the Mavericks (1-2) with 12 points. Zach Jackson had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Omaha: Marcus Tyus has led the Mavericks in scoring through the first two games of the season but was held to only two points as he dealt with foul trouble most of the night.
Kansas State: Starting forward Dean Wade was the only starter to not score in double figures as he finished with three points.
Kansas State: The Wildcats host Hampton on Sunday to complete a three-game homestand.