MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Jason Bennett set a Kansas State record Monday night with eight blocked shots, leading a stifling defensive effort that helped the Wildcats to a 73-36 victory over Chicago State.
Cartier Martin came off the bench to score 25 points for Kansas State (14-6), which won its fourth straight game.After Bennett's eighth block of the game, he left to a standing ovation from the Bramlage Coliseum crowd with 1:03 remaining. He broke the old record of six blocks, which he tied earlier this season in a loss at California.Kansas State dominated defensively, holding the Cougars to just 22 percent from the field and forcing 12 turnovers.Chicago State (8-16), which entered the game with six players averaging in double figures, was led by John Cantrell's 14 points. He was the only Cougar in double figures.Chicago State's leading scorer, David Holston, who averages nearly 17 points per game, was held to three points on 1-of-10 shooting.Martin, a second team All-Big 12 selection last season but demoted to the bench under first-year coach Bob Huggins, provided an immediate spark for the Wildcats and at one point was beating the Cougars single-handedly.Martin hit six of his first seven shots on the way to 14 early points. With 6:30 left in the first half and Kansas State up 31-13, he was outscoring Chicago State on his own.Kansas State had four players in double figures, including David Hoskins, who had his second-straight double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Akeem Wright and Lance Harris added 12 apiece for the Wildcats.Kansas State led 38-17 at halftime.Hoskins has scored in double figures 13 straight games. The win gave Kansas State its 11th nonconference victory, the most for a Wildcat team in eight years.