Wildcats Break Century Mark in Win

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Cartier Martin led three Wildcats in double figures and Kansas State used an 18-4 run over the final 5 1/2 minutes to run away from Tennessee Tech for a 101-79 victory before a packed house a Bramlage Coliseum Saturday night.

David Hoskins added 27 points and Blake Young chipped in with 24 for Kansas State (3-0), which shot 32-for-43 at the free-throw line in the foul-filled contest.

In all, the two teams where whistled for 48 personal fouls and four technical fouls, including Bob Huggins’ first as the Wildcats’ head coach.

Twelve of Young’s 24 points came from 3-point range for the Wildcats, who appeared headed for an easy victory in the opening minutes.

Tennessee Tech missed its first seven shots - with three air balls over that span - before Amadi McKenzie scored from the lane more than three minutes into the game.

The Golden Eagles then hit 13 of their next 21 shots and K-State was unable to shake the upstart members of the Ohio Valley Conference until its big run in the closing minutes.

Tennessee Tech (1-1) pulled within 46-42 early in the second half behind a pair of free throws by Belton Rivers and a dunk by McKenzie.

Kansas State answered with an 8-2 run for its first double-digit lead and went up 54-44 on Martin's basket with 16:11 left.

Still, the Wildcats were unable to pull away for good a 3-pointer by Martin with 4 1/2 minutes to go made it 89-77.

Rivers paced the Golden Eagles with 21 points, and Anthony Fisher added 16. McKenzie fouled out with 13 points.

Kansas State returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 21, when the Wildcats travel to The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., to take on New Mexico (3-0).

The game tips at 7:05 p.m. (CST) and will be telecast by The mtn. (The Mountain West Sports Network), a joint venture of CSTV, Comcast SportsNet and the Mountain West Conference.

The game will also air live over the 31-station K-State Sports Network.