Another Big Game For Jacob Pullen As Kansas State Beats Oklahoma, 77-62

Jacob Pullen put up 27 points in a victory over Oklahoma just six days after scoring 38 points against No. 1 Kansas.

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Jacob Pullen's Hot Streak Continues As Kansas State Basketball Wins Again

The Kansas State Wildcats basketball team has now won two games in a row and guard Jacob Pullen has looked fantastic doing it. On Monday night, K-State beat the No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks and on Saturday they hosted the Oklahoma Sooners dropping them, 77-62.

The Oklahoma game was still tight with six minutes remaining as the Wildcats held a five point lead. However, an Oklahoma technical sparked a 14 point run by Kansas State -- Pullen scored 10 points during the run -- in just 92 seconds.

If you wanted to pinpoint when K-State won the game, it was right there. But with the way K-State started it shouldn't have even been that close as they held a 15-point halftime lead. It felt like they were in control of the game throughout the first half only to see it crumble for a short time in the second half.

The star of the show once again was Pullen. He put up 27 points on 8-of-18 shooting including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc, and a perfect 8-of-8 at the free throw line. Teammate Rodney McGruder was hot as well scoring 20 points after hitting 5-of-7 three pointers. 

For Pullen, that's 38 points and 27 points in the last two games. He's playing like he was a preseason All-American (he was).

Kansas State moves to 18-9 on the year and 6-6 in the Big 12. Next up for the Wildcats will be a trip to Lincoln to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who just beat the Texas Longhorns, so that's no easy task.

For more on the game, check in with K-State fans at Bring On The Cats and Oklahoma fans head to Crimson and Cream Machine.

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Kansas State Vs. Oklahoma: What The Enemy Is Saying

Kansas State Wildcats basketball will host the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday and it's a game that is almost a must-win for Kansas State. I say that because after beating the Kansas Jayhawks last Monday, they need to keep the positive vibes going and turn this into a winning streak.

Kansas State is heavily favored over Oklahoma -- by as much as 14 points -- so they shouldn't have a problem. I repeat: shouldn't have a problem. Here's what Crimson and Cream Machine has to say about the 'Cats stats:

The main problem for the Wildcats has been shooting. They currently rank 10th in the Big 12 in shooting percentage at 42%. They're decent from three-point range and from the free throw line, shooting 36% and 71% from those two areas. Kansas State allows opponents to score an average of 69.5 points per game (5th in the Big 12) and shoot an average of 46% from the floor (9th in the Big 12). They excel in rebounding with a +3.6 margin for the season (3rd in the Big 12) so if your shots aren't falling there won't be many second chance points. 

As they say, the stats don't lie (unless you twist them around, then they're kind of lying). 

It's hard to see Kansas State dropping this game. I know, I know. This comes two days after I said nothing would surprise me about Kansas State basketball. That's true...sort of. A loss to Oklahoma would surprise me a little.

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Kansas State Basketball Hosts Oklahoma One Week After Upsetting Kansas

The Kansas State Wildcats are hosting the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. They're favored to win and many expect they will as they try to secure a NCAA tournament spot. The story line, though, is how K-State responds after beating the No. 1 team in the country in the Kansas Jayhawks last week.

Will Jacob Pullen's hot streak continue? Will Kansas State use this as a springboard to make a run into March? Will they blow it? Was that the real Kansas State we saw last Monday?

Some of those questions will be answered.

Will Jacob Pullen's hot streak continue? Nearly impossible. Pullen was incredible on Monday night so he probably won't have a game like that the rest of his college career. However, if K-State is going to turn into a solid tournament team other folks don't want to play, then he needs to be consistent.

Will Kansas State use this as a springboard to make a run into March? I kind of want to see K-State looking hot and dominating Oklahoma. March will be much, much more entertaining if K-State is on a roll. We know they have the talent to compete with many of the top teams.

Will they blow it? Frankly, this may be the most likely scenario. I already said nothing would surprise me about Kansas State basketball anymore, and it won't. Kansas State has been consistently inconsistent this year so it would fit into the theme of this season if they lost to Oklahoma.

Was that the real Kansas State we saw last Monday? We may not get that answer for a while but K-State can start answering by blowing out the Sooners. A win is a win but I think it would be good for momentum and confidence if they beat up on the Sooners pretty good.

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