LAWRENCE — The 25th-ranked Kansas State men’s basketball team saw its 10-game winning streak snapped Saturday afternoon, losing to No. 18 Kansas, 86-60, at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Wildcats (12-4, 2-1 Big 12) stayed close with the Jayhawks (11-4, 2-0) in the first 10 minutes of the game, but like Kansas has done so many times before against the Wildcats, it was able to pull away for a commanding 45-28 halftime lead. The Jayhawks shot better than 65 percent in the first half and 56 percent for the game, outscoring K-State 41-32 in the second half.
Four players reached double figures for the Jayhawks, led by Andrew Wiggins’ game-high 22 points. Wayne Selden Jr. added 20 points for KU, while Perry Ellis scored 12 points and Joel Embiid finished with 11 points before being ejected for punching Nino Williams. Williams led K-State with 12 points, while Thomas Gipson added 10. Jevon Thomas and Shane Southwell scored nine points apiece. K-State’s talented freshman guard Marcus Foster was just for 3 for 12 from the field with seven points.
The Wildcats will host Oklahoma on Tuesday night at Bramlage Coliseum, beginning at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.