Marcus Foster had 17 points and Shane Southwell added 14 as Kansas State beat Long Beach State 71-58 on Sunday.
Kansas State used a 17-4 run to open up a 26-9 lead with 6:48 left in the first half. After the run, Kansas State never saw its lead dip below 13 points.
The 49ers pounded the paint against the Wildcats in the second half. They shortened the Wildcat lead to 13 with 11:47 left, but baskets from forward DJ Johnson and Wesley Iwundu quickly slammed the door on Long Beach State.
Kansas State limited Long Beach State's leading scorer Mike Caffey to 9 points. The junior had averaged 18.7 points through the previous three games.
Dan Jennings had 14 points and 12 rebounds to pace the 49ers.
It was the seventh all-time meeting between the programs. Kansas State now holds a 5-2 advantage in the series.