Kansas State Vs. Maryland Eastern Shore: Wildcats Cruise, 92-50

TUCSON, AZ - MARCH 17: Head coach Frank Martin of the Kansas State Wildcats coaches against the Utah State Aggies during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at McKale Center on March 17, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

K-State shakes off a sluggish start to explode in the second half, led by freshman Thomas Gipson.

Kansas State survived a shaky first half against Maryland Eastern Shore on Tuesday night, entering the half with just a 36-29 lead, to pull away in the second half en route to a 92-50 win by the Wildcats, who moved to 3-0 thanks to a 19-4 opening run in the second half of play.

K State was led in scoring by freshman Thomas Gipson, a 275-pound forward, with 13 points and senior Jamar Samuels finished with 11 points. Maryland Eastern Shore actually led 14-11 at one point. K-State head coach Frank Martin attributed the slow start to his players mental rust in the early season, speaking to the Kansas City Star:

"The problem with this team is that sometimes they put the brakes on," K-State coach Frank Martin said. "I told them at halftime that they weren’t getting to the ball, they weren’t getting rebounds. They needed to play with that same aggression I see in practice."

Tuesday night's game was the home debut for K-State this season, who returned from tournament play. Martin's team will break for the Thanksgiving holiday before returning to play George Washington December 1.

For more on the Wildcats, visit Bring On The Cats. For everything college basketball, visit SB Nation's college basketball news hub.

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