MANHATTAN, Kansas (Ticker) -- Keith Langford and Wayne Simien were the latest Kansas players unaware of a rivalry with Kansas State.
Langford scored 19 points and Simien added 16 as the 12th-ranked Jayhawks won their 28th straight meeting with the Wildcats, a 78-70 Big 12 Conference victory.
Kansas (13-3, 5-0 Big 12) has dominated its in-state rival over the years, winning every time since the Wildcats posted a 68-64 triumph in Lawrence on January 17, 1994. Even more amazing, the Jayhawks have won 21 straight road games in the series and are 16-0 in Bramlage Coliseum.
The Jayhawks used an efficient brand of basketball to post their latest win, registering 24 assists and only seven turnovers. Simien, a Kansas native and the kind of recruit the Wildcats never get, did his damage inside against a committee of defenders.
"We executed offensively pretty well," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "Twenty-four assists and seven turnovers is the best we have done all year by a landslide."
Langford was most effective in transition, including a driving layup off a feed from Aaron Miles that capped a 9-0 run for a 56-37 cushion with 14 minutes left.
"I just feed off of the crowd and I like playing on the road," Langford said. "It's important to be a confident team and it's important on the road to establish ourselves."
Kansas State (9-7, 1-4) made a series of runs but never got closer than seven points thereafter.
"It seems like if it's not one thing, it's the other," Kansas State coach Jim Wooldridge said. "We haven't put together a complete game all season. Guys are asking questions this far into the season, and that shouldn't be happening."
Miles finished with 11 points and a season-high 12 assists while committing only one turnover. The junior guard has 49 assists and 14 assists in six career games against the Wildcats.
"Aaron is really on a roll right now as far as his floor game," Self said. "He made one bad decision, in my opinion that I can remember. To get 12 assists and only have one turnover in 38 minutes was quite an accomplishment."
Kansas did a nice job of getting the ball inside Kansas State's zone, a defense that has bothered the Jayhawks this season. Miles was the biggest reason as he captained an offense that shot 51 percent (29-of-57) from the field.
Reserve Jeremiah Massey collected 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead Kansas State. The Wildcats held a 45-33 edge on the glass, but shot only 40 percent (26-of-65).
Kansas also posted a 73-67 over Kansas State on January 14 and earned a regular-season season sweep for the 10th straight campaign.