K-State dropped Mizzou, 80-70, to continue its February run and keep its hopes alive of a first-round bye in the conference tournament.
Jacob Pullen led all scorers with 24 points, but the win was due just as much to his teammates stepping up when he was sidelined with foul trouble in the second half.
Pullen's play over the last couple weeks has put him back in the conversation for Big 12 player of the year, although he still has quite a bit of work to do. A win over Jordan Hamilton and Texas tonight would help a lot, as would a couple poor efforts out of Marcus Morris this week.
Speaking of tonight, K-State travels to Austin, Texas, to face the Longhorns. After Saturday's stunning loss to Colorado, Texas fans are evaluating whether their glass is half full or half empty.
The Bat Cats went 2-2 in South Carolina over the weekend, losing to No. 17 California to end the weekend.
What is it with K-State and producing great high jumpers? Sophomore Erik Kynard, Jr., won the high jump at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday.