CANCUN, Mexico — Mart'e Grays and Dee Bekelja each scored 12 points and No. 16 DePaul beat Kansas State 79-59 on Friday in the Cancun Challenge.
Bekelja scored 10 of her points in the first half as DePaul jumped out to a 45-20 advantage and Grays' 3-pointer with 6:30 remaining extended the lead to 69-47.
Ashton Millender added 11 points for DePaul (3-1), which plays No. 14 Syracuse on Saturday. The Blue Demons were 12 of 40 from 3-point range, while Kansas State was just 2 of 12.
DePaul outscored Kansas State 18-6 at the end of the first quarter for a 21-12 lead, and the Blue Demons built a lead as high as 29 points in the third quarter.
Jasauen Beard scored 14 of her 17 points in the second half for Kansas State (3-2), and Peyton Williams had 10 points and six rebounds.