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Johnson scores 19 in K-State's 89-70 win over Colorado St.

DENVER (AP) Kansas State found strength in numbers.

D.J. Johnson had 19 points to lead six Wildcats scoring in double figures, and Kansas State pulled away in the second half to beat Colorado State 89-70 Saturday.

Barry Brown had 14 points and Xavier Sneed added 12 for Kansas State (10-1), which won its fifth in a row since its loss to Maryland on Nov. 26.

Johnson, who fouled out with just under two minutes remaining, also had 10 rebounds for his third career double-double.

''You get six guys in double figures, assists to turnovers of 17 to 9, and our rebounding was a huge thing,'' said Kansas State coach Bruce Weber. ''We got some timely offensive rebounds and a great start to the second half that broke their spirits.''

Prentiss Nixon had 30 points to lead Colorado State (8-3).

Up by seven at the break, Kansas State stretched its lead 58-41 with a 14-4 run to open the second half. The surge featured two 3-pointers by Kamau Stokes and Johnson' rim-rattling, one-handed dunk off an offensive rebound.

By the time Johnson converted a 3-point play with 9:33 left, the Wildcats were up by 20 points, and the Rams could make little headway the rest of the way.

''I feel we have not peaked, but I feel we are in a good place,'' Brown said. ''We got a lot of guys involved. A lot of guys in double figures. The bench really picked us up and gave us a lot of energy in the first half and we carried it over to the second half.''

Nixon said a lackluster defensive effort was at the center of the Rams' double-digit loss.

''We weren't guarding anybody,'' Nixon said. ''They were getting open looks. We played terribly.''

Kansas State led 44-37 at halftime, using a 9-0 run to surge in front after Nixon's 3-pointer had pulled the Rams to within a point.

Brown capped the burst by converting a 3-point play.

BIG PICTURE

Kansas State: A Wildcats' strength this season has been their balanced scoring and it was once again on display in their latest victory. The game marked the eighth time this season that at least four Wildcats had scored in double figures.

Colorado State: Nixon led all scorers with his 30-point game but it wasn't enough to keep up against the diversified offensive display by the Wildcats. The Rams were hurt by turnovers (14) and defensive breakdowns that saw Colorado State allow a season high in points.

ONGOING UPSIDE

Their strong start notwithstanding, Johnson said he continues to see an upside for the Wildcats. ''I think we played well as we have,'' he said. ''I thought our defense lagged a little bit in the first half. There is always room for improvement.''

UP NEXT

Kansas State: Rounds out its non-conference schedule by hosting Gardner-Webb on Wednesday night.

Colorado State: Finishes a five-game home stand by returning to Moby Arena on the Fort Collins campus and hosting Loyola Marymount.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Braden Koelliker made 2nd of 2 free throws 29.0
+ 1 Braden Koelliker made 1st of 2 free throws 29.0
  Personal foul on Pierson McAtee 32.0
  Offensive rebound by Braden Koelliker 32.0
  J.D. Paige missed 3-pt. jump shot 34.0
+ 3 Pierson McAtee made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Winter 37.0
  30-second timeout called 42.0
  Defensive rebound by Wesley Iwundu 1:06
  Devocio Butler missed layup 1:08
+ 2 Dean Wade made layup, assist by Barry Brown 1:19
  Offensive foul turnover on J.D. Paige 1:48
Team Stats
Points 89 70
Field Goals 31-63 (49.2%) 23-57 (40.4%)
3-Pointers 9-25 (36.0%) 7-19 (36.8%)
Free Throws 18-20 (90.0%) 17-23 (73.9%)
Total Rebounds 35 35
Offensive 12 14
Defensive 21 18
Team 2 3
Assists 17 10
Steals 8 4
Blocks 5 6
Turnovers 9 14
Fouls 20 16
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 10 REB
30 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Kansas State 10-1 444589
home team logo Colorado State 8-3 373370
Team Stats
away team logo Kansas State 10-1 65.8 PPG 36.4 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo Colorado State 8-3 74.6 PPG 36.1 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
00
D. Johnson F PPG RPG APG FG%
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P. Nixon G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
D. Johnson F 19 PTS 10 REB 0 AST
P. Nixon G 30 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
49.2 FG% 40.4
36.0 3PT FG% 36.8
90.0 FT% 73.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Johnson 19 10 0 8/11 0/0 3/4 5 23 1 3 2 7 3
B. Brown 14 2 2 5/12 1/4 3/3 1 32 1 0 2 1 1
W. Iwundu 11 4 2 3/7 1/3 4/4 4 27 0 0 3 0 4
K. Stokes 10 5 8 3/9 2/4 2/2 3 35 0 0 2 1 4
D. Wade 10 7 1 4/7 1/2 1/1 2 33 2 2 0 1 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Johnson 19 10 0 8/11 0/0 3/4 5 23 1 3 2 7 3
B. Brown 14 2 2 5/12 1/4 3/3 1 32 1 0 2 1 1
W. Iwundu 11 4 2 3/7 1/3 4/4 4 27 0 0 3 0 4
K. Stokes 10 5 8 3/9 2/4 2/2 3 35 0 0 2 1 4
D. Wade 10 7 1 4/7 1/2 1/1 2 33 2 2 0 1 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
X. Sneed 12 2 2 4/9 0/4 4/4 3 22 3 0 0 1 1
B. Patrick 6 0 0 2/3 2/3 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
A. Budke 4 1 0 1/3 1/3 1/2 1 10 1 0 0 1 0
P. McAtee 3 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Schoen 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Ervin II 0 2 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 2
Z. Winter 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Kinnamon 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
I. Maurice - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Love III - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 89 33 17 31/63 9/25 18/20 20 200 8 5 9 12 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Nixon 30 3 2 9/16 4/8 8/8 3 35 0 1 1 0 3
G. Clavell 16 6 2 7/11 2/5 0/0 3 27 1 0 2 1 5
E. Omogbo 13 11 2 3/6 1/2 6/11 1 33 1 2 2 6 5
J. Paige 0 1 1 0/6 0/1 0/0 1 27 1 1 5 1 0
N. Carvacho 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 15 0 0 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Nixon 30 3 2 9/16 4/8 8/8 3 35 0 1 1 0 3
G. Clavell 16 6 2 7/11 2/5 0/0 3 27 1 0 2 1 5
E. Omogbo 13 11 2 3/6 1/2 6/11 1 33 1 2 2 6 5
J. Paige 0 1 1 0/6 0/1 0/0 1 27 1 1 5 1 0
N. Carvacho 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 15 0 0 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Jackson 6 4 1 3/5 0/0 0/0 1 14 0 0 1 3 1
C. Bob 3 5 0 1/4 0/0 1/2 3 17 1 2 2 1 4
B. Koelliker 2 2 1 0/2 0/1 2/2 2 11 0 0 1 2 0
A. Bonner 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0
D. Butler 0 0 0 0/5 0/2 0/0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0
A. Tarkanian - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 70 32 10 23/57 7/19 17/23 16 200 4 6 14 14 18