Well the only good news to come out of today's game for the currently #6 ranked Kansas State Wildcats is they only give you one loss on your record even if your performance was worthy of at least one or two more. Not only did K-State lose to Florida 57-44, but they got humiliated. If you happened to not watch this game and only catch the highlghts or read the recap count yourself lucky as it was mostly a brutal game to watch.
Leading by a score of 23-20 at the half, Kansas State proceeded to score only 11 points in the next 11 minutes of game action. By this time Florida had started to hit some shots and get into a rhythm on the offensive end while building an insurmountable lead. Once Florida got the lead and some confidence this game was over with the way the Wildcats were shooting it.
K-State was simply dreadful shooting the basketball, they would have had trouble winning a game of Horse against a junior high school team today. It is apparent that when Curtis Kelly does a no-show performance and the 3 pointer isn't dropping this team simply is not very good.
The Wildcats as a team finished 3-19 from behind the arc and 15-56 shooting overall. The one bright side is they managed to connect on over 60% of their free throw attempts hitting 11-18 attempts from the line.
Pullen once again led K-State with 19 points but in what is becoming a trend, his three point touch once again was not there. He finished 1-7 from three point land and they were not all closely guarded attempts. In all fairness to Pullen he is getting little offensive support from his starting backcourt mate, Will Spradling who finished with 2 points on 1-3 shooting.
Curtis Kelly turned in a horrible game today finishing with one point and 2 rebounds. The other starting big for Kansas State, Freddy Asprilla finished with four points.
To add insult to injury today for Kansas State was the fact that one of the television announcers couldn't even pronounce Jacob Pullen's last name correctly. Not sure how that happens in this day and age but at least he was consistent and messed it up from the beginning of the game all the way through.
Things don't get any easier for Kansas State as they take on UNLV next Tuesday night in the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The last time KSU fans saw their team play in that arena they witnessed a beatdown from #1 Duke, if todays game is any indicator they might be in for more of the same on Tuesday.