K-State defeated Columbia 81-77 Monday night.
The Wildcats were led in scoring by senior Justin Edwards who had 19 points and freshman forward Dean Wade, who had a career night putting up 17 points in his second game as a Wildcat.
Senior forward Wesley Iwundu and senior center Stephen Hurt also scored in double digits with 16 and 10 respectively.
The Lions cut the K-State lead to three late in the game but a 9-0 run jump started with a three on by Wade gave the Widcats the needed space to pull away from Columbia.
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