LUBBOCK, TX - Jacob Pullen scored 21 of his 28 points in the first half to lead No. 5 Kansas State to an 83-64 victory over Texas Tech on Tuesday night, the Wildcats' sixth straight win.
Kansas State (23-4, 10-3) remained alive for a possible tie for the Big 12 championship with No. 1 Kansas. John Roberson scored 15 points for Texas Tech (16-11, 4-9), which lost its fourth straight, three of them to Top 25 teams in the past week.
Kansas trailed only at the game's outset and held off brief spurts by Texas Tech late in the first half. Three other Wildcats scored in double figures, including Jamar Samuels who also had 11 rebounds.