The Wildcats have lost a school-record 13 straight games and Kansas has won four straight games by double digits.
It was also the second-fewest points allowed by a Self-coached team in conference play (Nebraska scored 39 in 2007). It was the fewest points scored by Kansas State since at least 2003.
The teams were abysmal from 3-point range, with Kansas going 4 for 16 and Kansas State at 3 for 24, including two in the final minutes.
“I don’t know why our shooting was so off tonight,” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said. “I thought we did well on the defensive end, but we need to have poise shooting. Maybe it was we wanted this one so bad, but we needed to relax.”
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.
“We just take it one game at a time so it wasn’t hard to get up for this one,” Wilson said. “Every game matters and now we are ready for Tech.”
Kansas State was careless with the ball, turning it over 18 times. The Jayhawks converted those miscues into 29 points. Kansas committed 16 turnovers.