Johnson, Sneed spark Kansas State past Saint Louis, 84-53

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ D.J. Johnson scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Xavier Sneed added 15 points to lead Kansas State to an 84-53 win over Saint Louis on Saturday.

The Wildcats won their second in a row following a 69-68 loss to Maryland on Nov. 26. Saint Louis now has lost four in a row.

Johnson dominated inside, hitting his first 10 shots from the field on the way to a 10-for-11 effort. Johnson had four of the Wildcats nine dunks.

Jermaine Bishop led Saint Louis (2-5) with 11 points.

Kansas State (2-1) used a 23-9 run over the final 11 minutes of the first half to break the game open. The Wildcats jumped out to a 13-5 lead on back-to-back baskets by Johnson. Sneed sank a pair of 3-pointers midway through the half to push the lead to 18-10.

Dean Wade added 13 points for Kansas State.