(STILLWATER, OK) — STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Jean-Paul Olukemi scored a career-high 22 points in his Big 12 debut and fueled a big second-half run as Oklahoma State raced past No. 17 Kansas State 76-62 Saturday to knock off the Wildcats for the second straight year.
Olukemi provided 11 points during a 27-7 surge that propelled the Cowboys (13-2, 1-0 Big 12) into the lead while Kansas State (12-4, 0-1) failed to score a basket for nearly eight minutes.
Preseason All-America guard Jacob Pullen scored 20 points and Rodney McGruder added 19 to lead the Wildcats as the preseason conference favorites played their fifth straight game without suspended No. 2 scorer Curtis Kelly. K-State had its top four remaining frontcourt players foul out, and no one was able to make up for the absence of Kelly.
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