Pullen powers Kansas State rout

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MANHATTAN, Kan. --- Jacob Pullen scored 24 points, his season high against a Division I opponent, to lead No. 5 Kansas State to an 89-55 victory over Alcorn State on Monday night.

Kansas State's Jacob Pullen, who scored 24 points Monday, shoots over Alcorn State's Willis Brownlee.   Associated Press
Associated Press
Kansas State's Jacob Pullen, who scored 24 points Monday, shoots over Alcorn State's Willis Brownlee.

Jamar Samuels had 16 points and Curtis Kelly added 15 for the Wildcats (8-1), who had 10 players see at least 12 minutes. But Samuels and Kelly were a combined 9 of 26 from the field, the Wildcats made just 23 of 40 free throws and committed 23 fouls.

Marquiz Baker scored 17 points for the Braves (0-7) while Kendrick McDonald added 12.

The Wildcats played almost the entire second half with a lead of more than 20 points after Rodney McGruder's 3-pointer made it 52-30 with 17:35 to play.

Pullen, a preseason All-American, was 19 of 61 from the field and 10 of 35 beyond the 3-point line in his previous five games against Division I teams.

Duke stays on top in poll

Another Duke victory over a Top 10 team and the Blue Devils' win in a rematch of last season's national championship game had them a unanimous No. 1 for a second consecutive week.

The Blue Devils capped a tough two-week stretch by beating Michigan State and Butler, and that meant they again got all 65 first-place votes from the national media panel Monday.

Duke (8-0) was No. 1 in the preseason poll and has stayed there for the first four polls of the regular season.

Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Kansas and Kansas State, which also lost to Duke, were second through fifth for the second week in a row.

Connecticut, which went from unranked to seventh last week in the second-best in-season poll jump ever, moved up one place to sixth.

Michigan State, Syracuse, Georgetown and Baylor rounded out the top 10.

It is the first appearance in the top 10 for Baylor.


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