K-State leading North Carolina Central 46-24 at half

MANHATTAN, Kan. | Playing without leading scorer Denis Clemente wasn't a problem Tuesday for Kansas State, which led visiting North Carolina Central, 46-24, at the half.

And neither was being without senior Darren Kent, who was injured after tumbling to the floor under the rim with approximately eight minutes left in the first half. He walked to the bench, but he later was taken to the locker room.

Clemente was suspended by K-State coach Frank Martin earlier in the day for striking Kansas sophomore guard Tyrel Reed during Saturday's loss, and the Wildcats, as expected, had few issues with the 2-23 Eagles.

Seven different players scored for K-State. Dominique Sutton led the way with 10 points. Buchi Awaji was next with seven, and Jacob Pullen, Fred Brown and Jamar Samuels added six points apiece.

Jamar Briscoe led North Carolina Central with 12 points.