STILLWATER, Okla. | Small ball was an issue again for Kansas State, which found itself on the short end of a 41-38 halftime deficit Tuesday against Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Saturday, it was Nebraska with one starter at 6-foot-8 or above. Tuesday, the Cowboys’ tallest starter was 6-foot-6 Marshall Moses, and the configuration wreaked havoc on the Wildcats, who lead the Big 12 in rebounding.
Surprisingly, the home team outrebounded K-State, 14-12, in the first half.
OSU’s lead swelled to eight with 6:04 left, but Jacob Pullen drilled consecutive catch-and-shoot three-pointers to bring the visitors back within two. The margin remained in that range for the rest of the half.
Denis Clemente led the way with 12 points and four assists. Pullen added 10 points and three assists. Darren Kent had six points and three rebounds.