K-State silences Boston College 72-54

Xavier Sneed scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Kansas State to a 72-54 win over Boston College on Friday.

NEW YORK -- Xavier Sneed scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Kansas State to a 72-54 win over Boston College in the first game of the Barclays Center Classic on Friday night in New York.

Dean Wade and Barry Brown added 11 points apiece as Kansas State improved to 5-0.

Ky Bowman led Boston College with 13 points. Connor Tava and Jerome Robinson finished with 11 each.

The third meeting between the ACC and Big 12 programs -- and the first in regular season play -- was not especially competitive.

Kansas State used a 11-2 run spanning 6:47 in the first half to take control. The run began with Isaiah Maurice's jumper at 7:27 which tied the game 7-7, and was culminated by Wade's dunk with 5:46 left in the half. By that point, the Wildcats had an 18-9 lead that they would not relinquish.

The Wildcats led 31-22 at halftime.