Cougars Fall At Kansas State, 62-53

Nov. 27, 2004

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Fred Peete scored a career-high 18 points, and KansasState beat Washington State 62-53 on Saturday.

Jeremiah Massey had 10 of his 15 points in the second half for the Wildcats(3-0), who came from behind in the second half for the third time in as manygames.

The Cougars (2-1) led 32-29 early in the second half, but Massey had sixpoints during a 14-4 run to push Kansas State ahead 43-36.

Washington State clawed back to within 49-47 on a 3-pointer by Josh Akognonwith 6:44 to go, but the Wildcats responded with a 9-0 run - capped by ClentStewart's 3-pointer with 1:47 left for a 58-47 lead - to put the game away.

Kansas State led for most of the first half, the result of sharp long-rangeshooting. The Wildcats hit five of their first six 3-point attempts, just threedays after going 1-for-7 from beyond the arc against Denver.

But the Cougars also hit five 3-pointers in the first half, and RobbieCowgill's buzzer-beating 3 gave Washington State a 30-28 halftime lead, itsfirst of the game.

Thomas Kelati had three 3-pointers and 11 points to lead Washington State.