Kansas State tops Lehigh after Wade's second-half surge

Kansas State's Barry Brown Jr. (5) gets past a group of Lehigh defenders to put up a shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 77-58. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Dean Wade scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, Barry Brown added 16 and No. 12 Kansas State beat Lehigh 77-58 on Saturday.

The Wildcats (6-0) controlled the second half after the Mountain Hawks hung around and trailed by two at halftime.

Kamau Stokes scored 10 points including two first-half 3-pointers as the Wildcats continued their shooting woes at home, making 6 of 20 3-point attempts.

James Karnik had 15 points and eight rebounds for Lehigh (4-2), and Pat Andree scored 12. Lehigh compiled 16 turnovers and made just nine field goals in the second half, shooting 28 percent. Lehigh shot 54 percent in the first half.

Brown converted a three-point play to give K-State a 50-40 lead with 14 minutes remaining. That was part of a 12-5 run by the Wildcats that gave them a 57-45 lead.

Kansas State led 37-35 at halftime as neither team build a lead larger than five in the first 20 minutes.

BIG PICTURE

The Wildcats have struggled with all three nonconference opponents this year, but have managed to win all three with big runs in the second half. They will need to come out with more urgency when Big 12 play begins.

Lehigh has had an impressive start to the season with wins over Siena and Princeton, but couldn't get over the hump against Power Five schools K-State and Miami.

UP NEXT

Kansas State will take on arguably its toughest test of the season thus far when it travels to Marquette on Dec. 1.

Lehigh hosts Arkansas State on Dec. 1.