Postgame Notes

Kansas State earned its first-ever victory over Idaho State on Saturday afternoon... This is the first meeting with a team from the state of Idaho... The Wildcats are 11-4 all-time against teams from the Big Sky Conference.

 

With the win, Kansas State moved to 359-299 (.545) all-time in the month of January, including wins in 17 of its last 26 games dating back to 2006... The Wildcats have won 13 consecutive games in January, including their current nine-game homecourt winning streak, which dates back to an 85-81 win at Missouri on Jan. 13, 2007... The team has won nine consecutive home non-conference contests dating back to a 70-64 loss to Long Beach State on Jan. 4, 2000.

 

Kansas State posted their 10th consecutive home win to move to 8-0 in Bramlage Coliseum this season... The win continues the Wildcats’ nine-game homecourt winning streak in the month of January... The team moved to 238-85 (.736) all-time in Bramlage Coliseum... The attendance in Bramlage Coliseum was 7,447.

 

Kansas State used just its third different line-up this season, as sophomore Fred Brown replaced Denis Clemente due to the flu... The line-up included sophomores Jacob Pullen and Fred Brown in the backcourt and sophomore Dominique Sutton, senior Darren Kent and junior Luis Colon... Pullen has the longest games played streak among active players, seeing time in 45 straight games (all games in his career)... Pullen also has the longest active starting streak, along with Colon and Kent, at 13 consecutive games.

 

Kansas State posted 80 or more points for the seventh time this season, including back-to-back games for the first time this season.... The team has now scored 70 or more points in 11 of 13 contests this season.

 

Kansas State connected on double-digit 3-point field goals for the third time this season and for the first time since hitting on 12 against Gardner-Webb on Dec. 14... Five different players connected on at least one 3-pointer, including four with two or more.

 

Kansas State has now held five consecutive opponents to 60 points or less, including four below 55 points or less...  It marked the first time since the start of the 2005-06 season that a Wildcat team has held an opponent to 60 points or less in five straight games.

 

Kansas State had five players score in double figures for the first time this season led by Jamar Samuels’ 15 points... In all, eight players scored eight or more points on the day... Dominique Sutton registered double figures for the sixth time with 10 points, while Pullen registered double figures for the team-best ninth time in 13 games... Junior Buchi Awaji and freshman Justin Werner each posted double figures for the first time in their respective careers with 11 points each.

 

Dominique Sutton tied the school single-game record for steals with eight... He tied the mark first set by Lynn Smith against South Dakota on Nov. 29, 1986 then followed by Elliot Hatcher against Wichita State on Jan. 2, 1996.

 

Jamar Samuels has now recorded at least one block in eight straight games.  

Kansas State led 40-22 at half this season, marking the sixth straight contest that the team has led at the break... The Wildcats are now 10-1 when leading at the half this season... The team has now scored 40 or more points in the first half six times... K-State shot just 40.7 percent (11-of-27) in the first half, but did connect on 58.3 percent (7-of-12) from 3-point range... The Wildcats converted 11 Bengal turnovers into 16 points during the first half.