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Kansas State Defeats Nebraska to Keep Faint Tournament Hopes Alive

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In what essentially was another must win game for their NCAA Tournament hopes Kansas State easily defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers 69-53 behind a strong effort from Curtis Kelly.

Kelly came up big with 16 points while Jacob Pullen added 18 points but he needed fifteen shots to get there. Rodney McGruder was the only other Wildcat who scored in double figures with 10 points.

Nebraska was led by Lance Jeter with 16 points and Jorge Brian Diaz with 10 points. The next highest Cornhusker was Toney McCray with 6 points.

After an opening few minutes of back and forth basketball Curtis Kelly hit a shot to make the score 8-6. The Wildcats would never trail again in this one as they pushed their lead out to fourteen by halftime with a score of 31-17.

While the second half was a higher scoring affair the Cornhuskers were never able to get a continued run going and cut into the K-State lead.

The loss puts Nebraska as 15-6 overall and 3-4 in conference. K-State improves to 15-8 and 3-5 in conference.

For the time being hopefully K-State can take a break from the constant turmoil and simply enjoy a victory. That is unless something else pops up that is unexpected which would only be the norm this season.