Johnson’s perfect night fuels K-State in non-conference finale

Kansas State's D.J. Johnson (4) gets past Gardner-Webb's Tyrell Nelson for a shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 67-54. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) – Kamau Stokes scored a season-high 18 points and Kansas State used an 18-1 late first-half run to defeat Gardner Webb 67-54 on Wednesday night.

While Kansas State (11-1) was 5 of 7 from the field during that late first half stretch, Gardner Webb (7-6) struggled from the field as they missed all 11 shot attempts in the final 7:02 of the first half.

Stokes and DJ Johnson were the only Wildcats to score in double figures on the night. Johnson scored 16 points and was a perfect 8 for 8 from the field in the victory.

Jamaal Robateau scored 17 points and Tyrell Nelson 14 to lead the Runnin’ Bulldogs.

Kansas State: Kansas State wraps up their non-conference slate with a 7-0 record at home so far in 2016-17


Gardner-Webb: The Runnin’ Bulldogs next game is their conference opener as they host High Point on December 29.

Kansas State: Kansas State will host Texas in the first game of Big 12 Conference play on December 30.

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