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Williams scores 16 as No. 25 Kansas State beats South Dakota 70-50

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    Kansas State forward Jordan Henriquez (21) rebounds over South Dakota forward Eric Robertson (41) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)The Associated Press

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    South Dakota forward Tyler Flack (23) defends a shot by Kansas State guard Omari Lawrence (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)The Associated Press

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    South Dakota guard Karim Rowson (22) shoots while covered by Kansas State guard Rodney McGruder (22) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Kansas State won 70-50. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)The Associated Press

Nino Williams scored 16 points and No. 25 Kansas State pulled away late to defeat South Dakota 70-50 on Monday.

Rodney McGruder added 15 for the Wildcats (11-2).

Karim Rowson led the Coyotes (6-9) with 14 points. Down by 12 points at the break, South Dakota closed within five with under 8 minutes left before Kansas State took control.