MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jacob Pullen broke the school record for career 3-pointers, leading No. 5 Kansas State to an easy 85-61 victory over Division II Emporia State on Monday night and giving the Wildcats their first six-win month of November.
The senior guard scored 20 points, including hitting four 3s, as the Wildcats jumped out to a 46-27 halftime lead. The Wildcats (6-1) cruised the rest of the way.
The Hornets (3-3) threw an early scare into the preseason Big 12 favorites when Xavier Burnette banked home a 3-pointer and followed that with a bucket that slice the lead to 12-11.
But Freddy Asprilla, the bulky 6-foot-10 transfer, scored four straight points, including a put-back of a Jamar Samuels miss, and got the Wildcats going on a 27-9 run climaxed by Pullen's
record-breaking 3-pointer, giving Kansas State a 39-20 lead over the visitors.