KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jacob Pullen scored 25 points and Kansas State defeated IUPUI 70-57 on Saturday.
The teams battled early in the contest as the Wildcats sprinted out to a 9-0 lead, but the IUPUI defense stiffened as the Jaguars responded with an 11-2 run to tie the score at 11-11. A 3-pointer by Denis Clemente sparked an 11-0 Kansas State run midway through the period and the Wildcats held a 40-29 halftime lead.
IUPUI cut the deficit to seven, but five straight points by Pullen ignited a 15-1 Wildcat run that slammed the door on the Jaguars' comeback attempt. IUPUI never regained control as Kansas State led by double digits for the remainder of the contest.