K-State clobbers Oakland 83-64 for fifth victory of season

MANHATTAN, Kan. | There was too much Jacob Pullen and Denis Clemente for Oakland to handle Tuesday.

Sprinkle in an unexpected dose of Luis Colon, and it's easy to see why Kansas State rolled to an 83-64 victory at Bramlage Coliseum for its fifth victory of the season.

K-State's starting backcourt of Pullen and Clemente (19 points and eight assists) combined for 45 points, including Pullen's game-high 26 points, which is also a career best. Together, the guards made 11 of 21 three-pointers.

But the real surprise was Colon, who finished with career highs of 12 points and seven rebounds.

K-State led, 39-25, at the half. The Golden Grizzlies closed to within eight late in the first half, but the Wildcats responded with an 8-2 run to close the first 20 minutes. In the second half, it was more of the same.

Dominique Sutton added nine points and nine rebounds. Johnathon Jones led the Golden Grizzlies with 16 points.

Oakland shot 35.6 percent and turned the ball over 22 times. K-State recorded assists on 24 of its 28 field goals.