Brown leads K-State hoops past Omaha, ‘Cats improve to (2-0)

Kansas State guard Barry Brown, left, drives on Nebraska-Omaha guard Tra-Deon Hollins (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas State guard Barry Brown, left, drives on Nebraska-Omaha guard Tra-Deon Hollins (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – After opening up the game going 1 for 6 from the field, Kansas State went on a 21-0 run to defeat Nebraska Omaha 81-68 victory on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats (2-0) were down 13-4 when the run came. DJ Johnson and Barry Brown capped the run with back-to-back 3-point plays for a 12 point lead at the 9 minute mark.

Kansas State led 42-31 at the half and ended up shooting 51 percent.

Brown finished with 15 points and Wesley Iwundu and Kamau Stokes had 14 apiece for K-State.

Stokes sandwiched a pair of 3-points around an Xavier Sneed 3 as the Wildcats opened the second half with nine quick points. Iwundu had a 3-point play at the 11:19 mark to push the lead to 20 points.

Tre-Deon Hollins led the Mavericks (1-2) with 12 points. Zach Jackson had 11 points and eight rebounds.

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