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Tristan Thompson Scores 10 Early As Texas Leads Kansas State In First Half

Kansas State basketball has won four games in a row and six of their last seven en route to a 20-9 season to this point. They're in Austin as we speak (or, um, type) playing the Texas Longhorns. In the first eight minutes, Texas leads K-State, 15-12. 

Jacob Pullen enters the game on a four game streak where he's scored 38, 27, 27 and 24 points. It's early but he's just 1-of-3 for two points. Curtis Kelly, though, has an early six points and a pair of boards. A solid game from Kelly would be a big boost for K-State.

Texas' Tristan Thompson is the early scoring leading with 10 points on 4-of-6 shots. He's also got two boards and hit 2-of-3 free throws.

It's still early but it looks like K-State is hanging with Texas and it may be Kelly, and not Pullen, who leads K-State tonight. 

The game is on ESPN and being played in Austin. A K-State victory would secure an NCAA tournament bid (if they haven't already) while a loss for Texas would put them behind Kansas for the lead in the Big 12 standings, so there's a lot at stake here.

Check out Bring On The Cats and Burnt Orange Nation for live commentary during the game.