The Associated Press Kansas State arrived in San Juan for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off with lofty goals.
The Wildcats didn't have a perfect week by any means, but for the most part coach Bruce Weber likes the team he's taking back home.
Thomas Gipson had 18 points and 10 rebounds as Kansas State cruised to a 52-38 win over Long Beach State in the seventh-place game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Sunday.
Weber acknowledged that playing three games in four days wore on both teams and that the Wildcats probably benefited from playing Sunday against Long Beach State team that was more tired than them coming from the West Coast.
"Obviously we did a good job defensively," Weber said. "It's one of those games...it's about desire and excuses. We challenged our guys and made some progress.
"Overall I thought we were in a lot of right places and disrupted them."
Marcus Foster added 10 points, his third double-figures performance of the tournament and fifth straight overall.
For the game the ...