Kansas State Edges Huskers 77-72

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jacob Pullen had 18 points, Denis Clemente added 14 and Kansas State held on for a 77-72 win over Nebraska Saturday night.

Kansas State (20-9, 9-6 Big 12) was embarrassed in its last meeting against Nebraska, turning it over 25 times against the Cornhuskers' pesky defense in a 73-51 loss. The Wildcats were much more careful this time -- 12 turnovers -- and caused a few problems of their own with defense, scoring 21 points off 17 Nebraska turnovers to reach 20 wins in three straight seasons for the first time since 1980-82.

Nebraska (16-11, 6-8) had a good night offensively, shooting 49 percent to break the 60-point barrier for the first time in seven games. The Cornhuskers just turned it over too much and had too many defensive breakdowns, allowing more than 70 points for just the third time this season.

Ryan Anderson led Nebraska with 19 points and Ade Dagunduro added 16.

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