TOPEKA — McPherson High grad and current Mr. Kansas Basketball Drew Pyle may have earned himself more playing time.
Playing on the road against arch-rival Emporia State on Saturday before a crowd of 2,231, the freshman Pyle came off the bench and had fire coming out of his finger tips.
Pyle made 5 of 6 3-pointers and scored 17 points in just 16 minutes, but Emporia State won the game 76-75 on a halfcourt shot at the buzzer by Brandon Hall after the Ichabods had taken the lead with 3.7 seconds left.
The Ichabods nearly made a stunning rally as they were down 45-26 at the half. Washburn is now 10-4 on the year, 2-3 in the MIAA.
Pyle is averaging 4.4 points a game and has been averaging 9.6 minutes a game