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Eugene Tanner, Associated Press
Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber gives instructions to his team while playing against Purdue in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii.

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Marcus Foster scored 24 points and Kansas State held on to beat Purdue 88-79 after blowing most of a big early lead Monday in the opening game of the Maui Invitational.

Coming off a disappointing loss to Long Beach State, Kansas State (3-1) attacked Purdue early, hounding the Boilermakers into one mistake after another while building a 15-point halftime lead.

Purdue (3-1) fought its way back into it behind Kendall Stephens, who scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half. The Boilermakers pulled within 75-70 on a 3-pointer by Stephens with just over 3 minutes left, but got no closer.

Isaac Haas added 19 points and six rebounds for Purdue.