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Kansas State Beats George Washington 72-55

Associated Press - December 31, 2013 7:02 pm

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Shane Southwell had 21 points and Thomas Gipson had 12 points and eight rebounds as Kansas State beat George Washington 72-55 on Tuesday.

Five quick points courtesy of Marcus Foster stretched the Wildcats (10-3) lead to 18 less than two minutes into the second half and it never fell under 15 points the rest of the way.

The victory stretches Kansas State’s winning streak to eight games and gives Southwell his first 20-point performance of the season.

It’s also the 11th time in its last 12 games that Kansas State’s opponent has been held under its scoring average.

George Washington (11-2) entered the contest averaging 77.7 points per game.

Kethan Savage had 12 points to pace the Colonials and leading scorer Maurice Creek contributed 11 points.

The Colonials 34 percent shooting performance was its worst of the season and just the third time they had been held under 40 percent.

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