Manhattan No. 12 Kansas State 90, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 76
With a short turnaround off a tough road win and several players fighting nagging injuries, Frank Martin decided to try an experiment.
Instead of relentlessly pushing his team through practice a he almost always does, the Kansas State coach took it easy on them.
Martin won’t do that again. Not after the way the Wildcats had to claw their way past a winless opponent.
Jacob Pullen had 18 points, Dominique Sutton added 14 and No. 12 Kansas State responded to its highest ranking in 36 years with an uneven 90-76 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Monday night.
“I’m like everyone else,” Martin said. “I make decisions. When they work out, I understand. When they don’t, I take notes and move forward. I kind of prepare my mind for the next time we have a quick turnaround.”