Cats Use Second Half Surge to Dispatch Southern Miss, 55-51

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kamau Stokes scored 16 of his game-high-tying 18 points in the second half to help K-State overcome a 12-point halftime deficit and top Southern Miss, 55-51, at Bramlage Coliseum Wednesday night.

Stokes, who was joined in double figures by Barry Brown (13), keyed two double-digit second half runs while making all six shot attempts after the break, including four 3-pointers.

The Wildcats went a combined 0-for-9 from long range in the first 20 minutes and missed 11 straight before Stokes broke the seal with a pair, part of 12 straight points from the senior guard. Stokes scored all the points in a 10-0 run that pulled K-State within six (35-29) with just under 13:30 to play, then started a 14-0 K-State run that saw the Wildcats take the lead by the under 8:00 timeout. K-State never trailed again.

Xavier Sneed pulled down a career-best 14 rebounds to lead all players and help give the Wildcats a 38-32 edge on the glass.

Southern Miss guard Cortez Edwards led his side with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting and Tyree Griffin added 11.

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Source: Kansas State Sports