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Kansas State Knocks Off #1 Jayhawks on Big Monday

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Well no one could have seen it coming but K-State came out and soundly defeated the newly minted #1 Kansas Jayhawks by a score of 84-68.

The Wildcats finally saw a performance from Jacob Pullen that warranted his selection as the preseason Big 12 player of the year. Pullen went off for a career high 38 points and was simply spectacular for the Wildcats. He shot 9-17 overall while going 5-6 from three point range and 15-19 from the charity stripe.

Jordan Henriquez Roberts was also key for K-State as he went 5-7 from the floor to finish with ten points.

The Jayhawks biggest lead of the night was only three points and that was in the first few minutes of the ballgame. K-State pushed the lead out to nine by halftime and withstood a couple of KU rallies to pull away with this one.

In the end there was simply too much Jacob Pullen for Kansas to overcome. The win pushes K-State out to 17-9 overall and gives them a signature win in their quest to get back to the NCAA Tournament.

KU was led by Tyrel Reed who finished with 14 points while Marcus Morris was the only other KU player in double figures, he finished with 13 points.

The loss will surely remove the Jayhawks from the top spot in the polls next week. An even bigger loss is the two game lead that Texas gains over KU in the conference race.

If your a KU fan you hope history repeats itself as the last time KSU beat KU in Manhattan was 2008 and everyone remembers how that season ended up.