MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) _ Shane Southwell had 19 points and Thomas Gipson added 17 as Kansas State defeated Central Arkansas 87-54 in the first ever meetings between the schools.
DeShone McClure and Jalen Jackson both scored 12 points to pace the Bears (2-4), who are eligible for postseason play for the first time since their 2006 admission to the Division I ranks.
It was Kansas State's (4-3) best offensive performance of the season, with a season-high in points and rebounds (52).
The performance on the glass was the best for the Wildcats since its Nov. 18, 2012 matchup against North Florida where they tallied 54 rebounds.
After opening on a 12-2 run, the Wildcats never saw their lead fall underneath double digits _ and pushed it to as many as 23 points in the first half.