SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -Rodney McGruder scored 20 points in 22 minutes and Kansas State beat Boston University 80-70 Thursday night in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Jacob Pullen had 14 points, five assists and three steals, and Curtis Kelly scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds for the Wildcats (3-0). McGruder shot 4 of 5 from 3-point range and 5 of 6 overall and pulled down five boards for Kansas Sate, which led 39-35 at halftime.
Boston University (0-3) was led by John Holland, who scored 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting. Guard Corey Lowe had five assists but also committed five turnovers.
Kansas State outrebounded the Terriers 39-29 and held Boston University to 35.8 percent shooting (19 for 53) from the field and 33.3 percent for 3s (8 for 24). The Wildcats shot 44.9 percent (22 of 49) from the field, 8 for 19 beyond the arc (42.1 percent).
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