NCAA basketball rankings came out on Monday and the Kansas State Wildcats remained at No. 5 in the top 25 poll. That was no surprise and K-State showed why they're ranked so high by beating Alcorn State by 34 points Tuesday night, 89-55.
The best news out of this game since we figured Kansas State would take care of business is that Jacob Pullen looked solid throughout the night. He ended with 24 points hitting on 9-of-15 shots and added five rebounds. Curtis Kelly added 15 points as he hit just 4-of-13 shots but 7-of-11 free throws.
Jamar Samuels, in particular, was huge off the bench with 16 points and 14 boards, seven of those on offense, and Frank Martin recognized that after the game.
“He has been playing that way in games and in practice for a little bit now. He has really zoned in. Some people are good players because they are great shooters, some people are good players because they know how to run a team. What makes Jamar a really good player is when he plays with unbelievable energy like he did tonight, and that is a big time skill. This is an energy that our team desperately needs.”
This is a deep team with some talented guys on the bench -- Samuels is an example of that.
The Wildcats now head to Chicago to play Loyola on Dec. 11. Check out Bring On The Cats for more on the game.