MANHATTAN, Kan. — Marcus Garrett scored 14 points, Jalen Wilson added 11 and No. 23 Kansas beat Kansas State 59-41 on Wednesday night.
The Jayhawks (16-7, 10-5 Big 12) held the Wildcats to a season low in points despite a ho-hum offensive performance.
Kansas shot 46% (22 for 48) from the field and held Kansas State (5-18, 1-13) to 31% on 18-for-58 shooting.
The Wildcats have lost a school-record 13 straight games and Kansas has won four straight games by double digits.
The teams were abysmal from the 3-point line, with Kansas going 4 for 16 and Kansas State at 3 for 24, including two in the final minutes.
The Wildcats got a boost from Dajuan Gordon, who scored a team-high 12 points. It was his first game since Jan. 30, when he left a game with a foot injury.
With the Wildcats hanging around and down seven in the second half, Kansas went on an 8-0 run to extend the lead to 15 points.
Kansas State was careless with the ball, turning it over 18 times. The Jayhawks converted those miscues into 29 points. Kansas committed 16 turnovers.
GORDON MAKES HIS RETURN
Kansas State missed Gordon, who averages nine points and six rebounds this season and is a vital part of the offense.
Kansas: Turned it on when needed in the second half, but will need to figure out its shooting woes before a tough home game on Saturday.
Kansas State: Played its fourth straight competitive game, but still hasn’t pulled out a win since Dec. 29. More 3-point makes are needed.