Cleveland State 60

(5-5, 0-1 Horizon)

Kansas St 93

(5-3, 4-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 5, 2006

    Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas

    1 2 T
    CLEV 23 3760
    KSU 50 4393

    Top Performers

    Cleveland St: P. Tatham 8 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl

    Kansas St: C. Martin 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Kansas State 93, Cleveland State 60

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Cartier Martin scored 21 points and four other players reached double figures as Kansas State broke a two-game losing streak with a 93-60 victory over Cleveland State on Tuesday night.

    David Hoskins added 17 points for the Wildcats (5-3), who shot a season-high 61.5 percent (32-for-52) from the field.

    Akeem Wright scored 13 points, Jason Bennett added 11 and Lance Harris finished with 10 for Kansas State, which took control early and led 50-23 at the half.

    Kansas State held the Vikings (5-5) without a field goal for more than 7 minutes to open the game.

    The Wildcats, meanwhile, hit eight of their first 10 shots and 13 of their first 20. They opened up their first 20-point lead, 27-7, when Martin scored off the glass just before the midpoint of the first half.

    Kansas State, which won despite being outrebounded 45-28, shot 67 percent (16-for-24) from the field for the half. They put together an 11-0 run, capped by Bennett's dunk, to lead 45-18 with just under 2:30 left before the break.

    The Wildcats' speed in transition and aggressiveness in attacking the basket also earned them repeated trips to the line. They drew 28 fouls and hit 25-of-35 free throw attempts.

    Martin got to double figures faster than Cleveland State's entire team. His two free throws with 9:39 left in the half gave him 11 points, 17 seconds before the Vikings' Carlos English hit a 3-pointer to cut the Wildcats' lead to 29-12.

    Cleveland State missed its first eight shots before Joe Davis connected from the baseline with 12:21 left in the first half.

    J'Nathan Bullock, who came in leading the Vikings with 14.8 points per game, was held to eight points Tuesday night on 1-for-12 shooting. He was 0-for-9 before converting a 3-point play with just over 13 minutes left in the game.

    The Vikings did not have a double-digit scorer for the first time this year. Patrick Tatham and Tristan Crawford also had eight points for Cleveland State.

    The Vikings also hurt themselves with 22 turnovers -- 16 in the first half -- which the Wildcats converted into 29 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 60 93
    FG Made-Attempted 22-68 (.324) 32-52 (.615)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-22 (.136) 4-11 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-15 (.867) 25-35 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 36

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