MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Lance Harris scored 19 of his career-high
26 points in the second half, and Kansas State pulled away to beat
Longwood 89-60 on Monday night.
Cartier Martin added 13 points and David Hoskins and Mario
Taybron finished with 12 each for the Wildcats (5-1), who outscored
the Lancers 24-2 in the first 11 minutes of the second half after
leading by one at the break.
Serge Afeli had 11 rebounds -- 10 in the first half -- for Kansas
Longwood (2-6), playing just its third season in NCAA Division
I, led by as many as nine points in the first half but went into a
1-for-18 slump to start the second. The Lancers also committed 24
turnovers, which the Wildcats converted into 28 points.
Kansas State scored the first eight points of the second half
before Joel Rowe connected for Longwood with just under 15½ minutes
left. The Wildcats then went on a 16-0 tear, capped by Harris' dunk
with 9:17 left, for a 60-37 lead before Clayton Morgan's basket
with just under 9 minutes left ended Longwood's drought.
Michael Jefferson hit four 3-pointers and led the Lancers with
Kansas State, which shot just 38 percent in Saturday's 58-57
loss at Washington State, missed 10 of its first 13 shots Monday
night. The Wildcats also struggled on perimeter defense at the
other end early in the game, giving up six 3-pointers -- three each
by Bryan Butler and Michael Jefferson -- in the first 10 minutes and
Butler didn't score again, though, after hitting his third
3-pointer with 11½ minutes to go. And after Jefferson's second 3
gave Longwood its biggest lead, 21-12, with just under 11 minutes
left in the first half, Harris' 3-pointer started a 24-14 push that
put the Wildcats up 36-35 at the break.
Kansas State took the lead for good, 30-28, on Taybron's dunk
with 3:55 left in the half.