Kansas State tops Washington State 86-69


AP Sports Writer

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Dominique Sutton
had 16 points and pressured Washington State’s Klay Thompson into a
frustrating night, leading Kansas State to an 86-69 rout of the Cougars
Saturday night.

Kansas State (7-1) looked sharp
coming off its worst game of the season, using a swarming defense to
set up easy baskets on offense. Denis Clemente scored 17 of his 21
points in the second half to prevent a comeback and Jacob Pullen added
21 for the Wildcats, who scored 39 points off Washington State’s 25

The Cougars (6-2) had no answer for
Kansas State’s pressure, fumbling their way to an insurmountable
20-point hole in the first half. Thompson, the nation’s second-leading
scorer, had 22 points, hitting all 11 of his free throws to get there.