The Kansas State Wildcats were trailing the Duke Blue Devils 54-47 on Tuesday night before scoring a bucket to make it 56-47. Kansas State flubbed the in bounds pass and Duke's Nolan Smith got the ball, made the basket and got the foul. It's been like that for Kansas State all night. Once they start to get back into it, Duke goes on a mini-run.
Frank Martin is not pleased, to say the least.
Neither team is pulling away yet the Blue Devils have held a comfortable 7-10 point lead for much of the game to this point. With about 13 minutes remaining in the game, Duke leads, 58-47.
There are a few story lines starting to develop for K-State.
Where is Jacob Pullen? He is shooting just 1-of-7 with three points. It hasn't been a fun night for him and Kansas State needs him to step it up in the second half.
No transition game for KSU. The Wildcats offense is really based off of being in transition but Duke has denied that most of the game with solid defense. After the Gonzaga win on Monday night, Pullen said they'd rather not have to set up an offense if they don't have to. We're now seeing why.
Curtis Kelly's return. His return was really Monday night against Gonzaga but he's having a heck of a game so far tonight with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting. He's Kansas State's leading scorer.