This K-State team looks to have that it factor back. Pullen has shut down Nebraska go-to-guy Lance Jeter. The Wildcats have forced 13 turnovers in one half against a team that averages only 13 per game. KSU has used their defense to generate fast break opportunities at a rate we haven’t seen from this club all year. Simply put, this is a game featuring a pair of bubble teams, and the Wildcats are on the verge of separating themselves from another fringe tournament team.
If Rodney McGruder and Curtis Kelly continue their inspired play, and the defense stays aggressive, this game will be out of reach by the 5 minute mark of the 2nd half.
1st Half Statistics:
Leading Scorers: Curtis Kelly 8, Rodney McGruder 7 (Kelly avg 9.7, McGruder 11.4)
Nebraska 7-19 (36.8%) FG (Nebraska is shooting 47.7% on the year)
Nebraska: Jorge Brian Diaz: 2 Fouls
K-State: Curtis Kelly and Jamar Samuels: 2 Fouls
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Written by Shaun Albin