The Kansas State Wildcats lost their second consecutive game on Tuesday night at Kansas City's Sprint Center. UNLV was too much for K-State, who were without Jacob Pullen and Curtis Kelly. Both players were suspended about an hour before the game for receiving impermissible benefits in the form of clothing at a local department store.
UNLV finished off Kansas State, 63-59. KSU drops to 9-3 on the season after dropping a game against Florida on Saturday. Rodney McGruder was the most active offensively going 5-for-13 from the floor for 11 points and nine rebounds. Kansas State got 21 points off the bench from Jamar Samuels and Martarvious Irving.
Kansas State was ranked 11th in both polls so we'll see where they drop. They should be able to get by UMKC and North Florida in Pullen's absence. Kelly's suspension has yet to be determined.
Frank Martin has been saying the team lacks a true leader citing Denis Clemente as one of the guys on last year's team that made a difference. Pullen and Kelly's suspension won't help that.
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