Dec 3, 2003
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Jarrett Hart scored 19 points and Kansas Statecontinued its best start in six years with an 80-67 victory over Wyoming onWednesday night.
Tim Ellis had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for theWildcats, and freshman Cartier Martin had 10 points in his first game.
The NCAA suspended him for the first three games of the season for receivingimproper benefits from a booster during his high school career, an infractionnot related to Kansas State's recruitment of him.
Marques Hayden also had 10 points for the Wildcats, who are 4-0 for thefirst time since they opened the 1997-98 seasons with nine wins. Hayden addedsix assists and nine rebounds for Kansas State, which outrebounded the Cowboys49-27.
Kansas State closed out the first half with a 10-0 run for a 33-25 lead andused a 17-4 run to go up 53-33 with 12:13 left in the game. Back-to-back3-pointers by Jay Straight got Wyoming (2-2) within 10 points, but Hart hit afree throw and a 3-pointer to stop the rally.