The Wildcats are 208-81 (.719) in Bramlage Coliseum since its opening in the 1988 season... K-State is now 836-322 (.722) all-time in home games.
The Wildcats’ starting lineup Wednesday night was: junior guard Clent Stewart, senior guard Lance Harris, senior guard Akeem Wright, junior forward David Hoskins, freshman center Luis Colon... It is the second time this season this group has started a game... It is the 40th start of Hoskins’ career... Harris has now appeared in 81 straight games... Hoskins has started in each of the Wildcats’ first 18 games.
Luis Colon hit a free throw 13 seconds into the second half but it took the Wildcats 9:46 to hit their first field goal... Baylor opened the half on a 12-1 run and led 51-40 before David Hoskins broke the K-State drought at the 10:14 mark with a lay-up... Dating back to their last field goal of the first half the Wildcats went 10:26 without a made basket... K-State was 0-of-15 in the second half before Hoskins’ made basket.
Starting with the lay-up by Hoskins at 10:26,
Martin scored 15 points off the bench... After sinking two free throws with 20 seconds left in the first half, Martin became just the 10th player in K-State history to reach 1,200 points in his career... It was the 12th time Martin reached double figures this season and the 59th double digit game of his career.
Harris poured in 18 points, including three three-pointers, giving him his eighth game in double figures this season and 37th of his career... The three three-point field goals give Harris 127 for his career, good for fourth all-time... Harris and Martin (126) continue to see-saw their way up the all-time charts and need to reach 147 to tie Will Scott (1987-88) for third place.
Stewart continues to give strong offensive help, scoring 12 points and reaching double figures for the third time in the last four games... Stewart has been particularly impressive in Big 12 play, averaging 12.0 points per contest and a career-high 19 last week against
Hoskins reached double figures with a 13-point-effort... Hoskins has reached double digits in 15 games this season and in 35 games during his career.
Jason Bennett blocked three shots in the contest, including a critical swat of Baylor’s Tweety Carter with 27.6 seconds left to protect a five point K-State lead... Bennett has 31 blocks this season, already surpassing Shawn Rhoades (24 in 1996) for the freshman mark... Bennett’s 31 swats put him 10th on the single-season list behind Darryl King’s 37 in 1991... Bennett is averaging 1.72 blocks per game.