9:00 PM ET, February 14, 2011
Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, KS
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Thanks to a remarkable game by Jacob Pullen, Kansas State's "lost" season may have been found and Kansas' stay at No. 1 may be short.Pullen, a 6-foot senior guard, scored a career-high 38 points Monday night and led a wire-to-wire charge that sparked the troubled Wildcats to a stunning 84-68 victory over Kansas -- just their third win in 45 games against an instate rival that has dominated them for decades and beat them by 24 less than a month ago.The game came just hours after the Jayhawks replaced Ohio State atop the polls.
• Kansas State's win over Kansas marks the first time in ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll history that the No. 1 team was defeated on Valentine's Day.
• The victory was Kansas State's fourth over a No. 1 team, and second over a top-ranked Kansas squad. Both of the wins over Kansas came the same day Kansas was named No. 1.
• Jacob Pullen's 38 points were the most scored in a victory against a top-ranked team. Antawn Jamison scored 35 in North Carolina's victory over Duke during the 1997-98 season.
• It was Kansas State's third victory in its last 45 games against Kansas. The Jayhawks previously beat the Wildcats 90-66 at home on Jan. 29.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-50 (.440)||27-48 (.563)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-15 (.200)||6-12 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||21-29 (.724)||24-29 (.828)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (1/0)||19 (0/0)|
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Big 12 Conference Standings
K-State's 16-point win over Kansas is tied for the 2nd-largest margin of victory by an unranked team vs the top-ranked team in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.[+]
Largest Margin of Victory vs No. 1 Team - By an Unranked Team
Jacob Pullen's scoring performance on Monday night sets a new mark for individual scoring in a win vs the No. 1 team in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. This is the 14th season of the poll's existence, and Pullen surpasses the 35 points that North Carolina's Antawn Jamison scored in 1997-98 vs Duke.[+]
Most Points Scored in Win vs No. 1 Team - ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll History
No team in the 14-season history of the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll has lost on the same day it assumed the top spot in the rankings.
ESPN Stats & Information