Beasley, Cats Tame Tigers in 100-63 Victory

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Michael Beasley had 40 points and 17 rebounds for his 21st double-double to lead No. 18 Kansas State to a 100-63 victory over Missouri on Saturday.

Beasley leads the nation in rebounding, is fourth in scoring and is one double-double shy of tying Carmelo Anthony's NCAA freshman record of 22.

It was Beasley's second 40-point game and ninth with at least 30 points. He shot 12-of-22 from the field and 14-of-15 from the free throw line.

Bill Walker added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (18-6, 8-2 Big 12), who shot 53 percent in the first half to cruise to a 52-31 halftime lead.

Beasley and Walker - the highest-scoring tandem in the Big 12 - accounted for 37 of the 52 first-half points, which was the highest-scoring half for the Wildcats all season.

Matt Lawrence scored 20 points on 6-of-11 3-point shooting to lead Missouri (14-12, 4-7). The Tigers, who fell to 2-7 on the road this season, went without a field goal for a seven-minute stretch in the first half as Kansas State went on 21-1 run to take a commanding 40-19 lead.

The Wildcats forced 24 turnovers and out-rebounded the Tigers 47-25.

The two teams split the season series, as Missouri handed Kansas State its first Big 12 loss two weeks ago with a 77-74 win in Columbia, Mo.