Outside of Denis Clemente and Jacob Pullen — the only K-State players who brought their offensive ‘A’ games to Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday — Wally Judge and Rodney McGruder were the Wildcats’ top performers against Kansas.
Neither freshman has been seen in the K-State lineup much lately, and their play against the Jayhawks was a bit of a surprise.
Judge saw more action on Wednesday than he had in his previous five games combined, but came through with six points and four rebounds. Rodney McGruder saw more minutes than he had in his previous four games combined, and looked good scoring five points and snaring a team-high six boards. Both played 21 minutes.
It was good to see the two freshmen playing well, but K-State needed better contributions out of its starters in order to beat the Jayhawks.