The Kansas State Wildcats have had a good week. K-State won two games last week including a victory over then-No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks at Bramlage Coliseum. That win may help boost K-State into the NCAA tournament if they need it.
The story of that game, though, was Jacob Pullen. The Wildcats guard was on fire as he dominated Kansas from start to finish ending with 38 points (and declining to go for his 40th point, which Bill Self appreciated). For that, he's been named Big 12 player of the week, the conference announced.
Pullen earned the same honors on Feb. 7 earlier this month. K-State beat Kansas and Oklahoma this week and Pullen was instrumental in each. He averaged 32.5 points on 48.6 shooting this week including 8 of 12 from beyond the arc. He also averaged four assists, 3.5 steals and 2.5 rebounds in an average of 37 minutes per game. He was also 23 of 27 at the free-throw line.
Pullen was selected as a preseason All-American and hadn't always played like it. But in the last couple of weeks Pullen has elevated his game, peaking last week against Kansas.