It's easy to notice the 95 points Kansas State scored in its victory over Eastern Kentucky in the opening round of the Paradise Jam tournament in the Virgin Islands on Friday night. It was the most points scored by the Wildcats in nearly two years. The 58 points scored in the second half were the most by a K-State team since 2008.
But the calling card for the No. 12 Wildcats remains their defense.
Kansas State (3-0) is averaging 55 points allowed, including holding the Colonels to more than 20 points below their season average. They held the Ohio Valley Conference's leading scorer Nick Mayo to 17 points below his average.