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“I shaved it, man,” Pullen said Wednesday. “It was time for a break.” [...] Pullen’s facial hair isn’t completely gone. The Wildcats guard said he merely trimmed the whiskers he’d been growing for the better part of a year.
“It was hard to go any place without being noticed,” Pullen said. “I’d wear a hood but you could still see the beard hanging down. I wanted to get away from all the attention on campus and just be a normal student for awhile.
“With the beard, I couldn’t hide.”