Lubbock, Texas Jacob Pullen sees his Kansas State team operating on the road like a corporation.
It seems the approach is working as the sixth-ranked Wildcats have lost just one of seven conference games away from home.
“For us, we have to handle this as business,” Pullen said after scoring 21 of his 28 points in the first half to lead Kansas State to an 83-64 victory over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. “If you’re McDonald’s or Wendy’s, you don’t want Wendy’s selling more than McDonald’s if you’re McDonald’s. And so we have to make sure that we stay in front. So we handle stuff as a business, as a corporation for all our road trips.”
Kansas State (23-4, 10-3) won its sixth straight overall to remain alive for a possible tie for the Big 12 championship with No. 1 Kansas.
Wildcats coach Frank Martin said Pullen was psyched up before the game.