How long has it been since we've said a team can get a "big win" in Nebraska? The Huskers upset Texas last weekend in Lincoln so Kansas State knew what they were capable of. It was close -- very close -- but the Wildcats pulled out the victory over Nebraska, 61-57.
The came down to free throws in the final minute with Nebraska Lance Jeter at the line with four seconds remaining. K-State had a 59-57 lead so the referee tossed him the ball and he quickly flung it at the basket hoping it would miss and the Huskers could get the rebound and put-back.
What Jeter didn't apparently account for was hitting the rim. Free throws must hit the rim and he only hit the backboard before the referees blew the play dead.
K-State got the ball back with four seconds remaining and a two-point lead. Nebraska fouled Pullen who drilled two free throws -- his 26th and 27th points of the game -- making it a four point game. A Husker heave later and the Wildcats were walking out of a Lincoln with a 61-57 victory.
The story of the night is once again Jacob Pullen. Last week he put up 38 points against Kansas and followed that up with 27 points against Oklahoma last weekend. Tonight he puts up 27 points. Pullen was 7-of-17 from the field, 3-of-7 from three-point land and 10-of-12 from the line.
Don't look now but Kansas State has put together three straight wins including W's over Kansas and at Nebraska. K-State is 19-9 on the season and 7-6 in the Big 12. They're firming up their NCAA tournament with each win and they'll have a chance to assure themselves of a spot if they can come up with a pair upsets next week against Missouri and Texas.
Check out Bring On The Cats to see what K-State fans are saying about the game.