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HALFTIME: K-State 33, Kentucky 29

Purple Cats are in serious foul trouble but still lead by 4.

Kansas State v Kentucky Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Kansas State Wildcats roared out of the gate to a 13-1 lead over the Kentucky Wildcats to start their Sweet Sixteen game and never trailed. The good guys go into halftime with a 33-29 lead, but also serious foul trouble.

At the break, Xavier Sneed leads K-State with 9 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals, but he also has 3 fouls. Likewise, reserves Levi Stockard III and Amaad Wainright each have 3 fouls, and starters Makol Mawien and Cartier Diarra have 2 fouls apiece. After missing three games due to injury, Dean Wade has scored 4 points and grabbed 1 rebound and 1 steal in limited minutes.

The bad guys have done most of their damage at the free throw line, going 16 of 23 compared to only 6 of 23 on field goals

Barry Brown Jr. was quiet for most of the half. If he can get going on offense, it could provide the spark K-State needs to finish strong.