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.
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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.