Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ku Makes Itself at Home at K-State

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ku Makes Itself at Home at K-State

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Jerod Haase scored 21 points and No. 3 Kansas, making full use of a big height advantage, beat Kansas State 78-67 Saturday. The win was the KU's 12th in a row in Manhattan.

The Jayhawks have won each game at K-State since 1983 and are 20-3 for the fourth season in a row. They never trailed while improving their league-leading Big Eight Conference mark to 9-2.

Kansas State (11-12, 2-9) lost its fifth in a row and ninth in 10 games.

Without injured Demond Davis, their top rebounder, the Wildcats were constantly thwarted inside by 6-11 Raef LaFrentz, 6-10 Scot Pollard and 7-2 Greg Ostertag, who had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

LaFrentz finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.

"They've got really good big players," K-State coach Tom Asbury said. "Really good big players are going to be better than really good medium-sized players."

After trailing by as many as 13, Kansas State cut the lead to 59-58 late in the second half. But the Wildcats, who shot 42 percent, never came closer than seven after that.

Kansas called a timeout after the Wildcats cut it to one, but coach Roy Williams denied making any great coaching moves. "They just played harder and better," he said. "It was just those kids starting to play better."

Elliot Hatcher had 18 points for K-State and Tyrone Davis added 15. Kansas State's last victory over the Jayhawks in Manhattan was a 58-57 squeaker in 1983.

Oklahoma State 93, Nebraska 53: Nebraska lasted only about 15 minutes against No. 22 Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla.

Randy Rutherford scored 22 points and the Cowboys held Nebraska without a field goal inside the lane for the first 29 minutes in rolling to their largest margin of victory ever in a Big Eight Conference game.

Nebraska cut the lead to 28-24 with 4:48 left in the first half, and then its shots stopped falling.

The Cowboys (18-7, 8-2) outscored the 'Huskers 21-5 before the first half ended, then went on a 16-1 run as the second half started.

"Once we got out 10 points, I think the writing was on the wall," Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton said. The 'Huskers (16-9, 3-7) had no one to contend with 7-foot Bryant Reeves, who had 20 points. …

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