MANHATTAN, Kan. — K-State held on to outlast #22 Missouri's rally and get their sixth win in February, 80-70 in Bramlage Coliseum.
K-State (20-9) opened the game on a 10-0 run to put Missouri on their heels.
Senior Jacob Pullen started the game seven points shy of 2,000 points and eclipsed that after first three minutes, going 3-for-3 from three point range. He finished the game with 24 points. Curtis Kelly added 15.
The Tigers (22-7) cut the lead to seven in the first half but K-State kept the pressure up and led 41-38 at halftime.
Niether team shot the ball very well all game, as the Wildcats nor the Tigers hit over 50 percent from the field.
Missouri tied the game at 60 in the second half with a Marcus Denmon three-pointer but K-State retook the lead on the very next play.
Despite Pullen sitting most of the second half due to foul trouble, the Wildcats were able to hold off the Tigers rally.
K-State held Missouri without a field goal for four minutes in the second half.
With the win K-State has now knocked off two of their biggest rivals, who are both ranked in the Top-25 of both polls.