STILLWATER, Okla. — Dean Wade was perfect from the field and scored a season-high 24 points to help Kansas State defeat Oklahoma State 75-57 on Saturday night.
Wade made all nine of his field goals, including three 3-pointers. He made 3 of 6 free throws and had six rebounds.
Barry Brown added 18 points and Cartier Diarra added 10 for the Wildcats (16-5, 6-2 Big 12), who entered the night tied for the conference lead. They made a season-high 16 3-pointers on 55 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
Curtis Jones scored 14 points and Lindy Waters added 12 for the Cowboys (9-12, 2-6).
Oklahoma State hung tough for a while, but a putback dunk by Kansas State’s Makol Mawien put the Wildcats ahead by 13 late in the first half. Brown hit a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to give Kansas State 43-27 advantage. Kansas State shot 61.5 percent before the break.
Oklahoma State didn’t score for more than six minutes to start the second half as Kansas State pulled away.
Kansas State: The Wildcats won their sixth straight conference game, and their fourth straight by double digits. Other than a loss to Texas A&M in the SEC/Big 12 challenge, the Wildcats have been dominant and could make their way into the Top 25.
Oklahoma State: The Cowboys were scrappy for a while, but they were simply overmatched. It was Oklahoma State’s fourth straight conference loss. The long-term effects of four players leaving the program or being kicked off the team this season are taking effect.
Kansas State hosts Kansas on Tuesday.
Oklahoma State plays at TCU on Wednesday.