Nov. 27, 2004
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Fred Peete scored a career-high 18 points, and Kansas State beat Washington State 62-53 on Saturday.
Jeremiah Massey had 10 of his 15 points in the second half for the Wildcats (3-0), who came from behind in the second half for the third time in as many games.
The Cougars (2-1) led 32-29 early in the second half, but Massey had six points during a 14-4 run to push Kansas State ahead 43-36.
Washington State clawed back to within 49-47 on a 3-pointer by Josh Akognon with 6:44 to go, but the Wildcats responded with a 9-0 run - capped by Clent Stewart's 3-pointer with 1:47 left for a 58-47 lead - to put the game away.
Kansas State led for most of the first half, the result of sharp long-range shooting. The Wildcats hit five of their first six 3-point attempts, just three days after going 1-for-7 from beyond the arc against Denver.
But the Cougars also hit five 3-pointers in the first half, and Robbie Cowgill's buzzer-beating 3 gave Washington State a 30-28 halftime lead, its first of the game.
Thomas Kelati had three 3-pointers and 11 points to lead Washington State.