The Wildcats led by just three points at the break but held the Rattlers to 27 points in the second half.
FAMU took a 43-42 lead, its last of the game, with 13:28 remaining. But Selton Miguel scored all 10 of his points during a 12-2 run for Kansas State. MJ Randolph scored 12 straight FAMU points, but he didn't get much help as Kansas State held a double-digit lead for the final six minutes.
Markquis Nowell had six of K-State’s 15 assists and FAMU had 18 turnovers, which the Wildcats turned into 19 points.
Both teams shot 42% from the field, but Kansas State made 9 of 22 3-pointers and FAMU went 3 for 15. The Wildcats attempted 25 free throws while FAMU went 10 for 14.
Randolph finished with 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Florida A&M. Jalen Speer scored 10 points.
Kansas State hosts Omaha on Monday and No. 16 Arkansas on Nov. 22. FAMU faces Le Moyne-Owen and Miami (Fla.) next week.
Top international basketball prospect Henri Veesaar commits to Arizona Wildcats
Top international basketball prospect Henri Veesaar has committed to Arizona, he told ESPN on Wednesday.
Men's college basketball coaching changes for 2022-23
An up-to-date list of every coaching change in college basketball ahead of the 2022-23 season.
Louisville hires Cardinals legend Milt Wagner
Louisville hires Milt Wagner to be the director of player development and alumni relations.