A 14-0 run midway through the second half, led by a couple of 3-pointers by Xavier Sneed, gave the Wildcats (20-6, 10-3) their sixth straight conference road win.
“We’ve won these road games and you do that with experience,” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said. “You got guys who’ve been through it and stay poised. They stay focused and stay disciplined on defense.”
Down seven with just under 13 minutes to play, Lamont West led the Mountaineers (10-16, 2-10) to a quick 7-0 run to tie it up at 42 with under 12 to play.
K-State responded with the 14-0 run. WVU could not recover.
“We were getting a lot of shutouts, trying to hold them to one shot, get the rebound and push it,” Brown said.
Sneed added 19 points for Kansas State, including five 3-pointers. Dean Wade, who was questionable going into the game, scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds.
Lamont West led West Virginia with 16 points. Derek Culver picked up his sixth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Brandon Knapper scored 10 points.
West Virginia finished 18 of 52 from the field.
“You’re not going to win shooting 34 percent,” coach Bob Huggins said.
The Mountaineers outrebounded the Wildcats 35-31.