MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- What a start for Kansas State freshman
Beasley had 32 points and a Big 12 Conference-record 24 rebounds
in his first game for the 25th-ranked Wildcats, leading them to a
94-63 victory over Sacramento State.
Beasley was the most highly-touted recruit in school history and
rated the nation's Number 1 incoming freshman by Rivals.com. He
lived up to the billing, breaking the Big 12 mark of 23 rebounds
set by Kevin Durant, who starred at Texas as a freshman last
season, and Kansas' Nick Collison.
It was the second 30-point, 20-rebound game in Kansas State
history. Bob Boozer had 36 points and 23 rebounds in 1957.
Blake Young had 22 points and Jacob Pullen added 18 points and
five assists for the Wildcats, ranked in the preseason poll for the
first time since 1972.
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