Pullen leads No. 3 Kansas State over Newman
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Preseason All-America Jacob Pullen scored 15 points to lead No. 3 Kansas State past Newman 83-56 on Tuesday night in an exhibition game.
Sophomore Wally Judge added 14 points and 11 rebounds and transfer Freddy Asprilla had nine points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats.
Chip Steven and Tommy Brumbelow led the Jets with 13 and 12 points, respectively. No one from Newman had more than six rebounds against the taller Wildcats, who were picked in the coaches' poll to win their first Big 12 championship.
Kansas State coach Frank Martin used the opportunity to play everyone. Shane Southwell put up nine points, and fellow freshman Will Spradling had seven points and three assists.
Free-throw shooting, a weakness last season even though the Wildcats advanced to the Elite Eight, was again a problem. They converted only 21 of 40 attempts.