The Wildcats’ starting lineup Saturday afternoon was senior guard Clent Stewart, senior guard Blake Young, junior forward Andre Gilbert, freshman forward Bill Walker and freshman forward Michael Beasley... Beasley and Young are the only two Wildcats to start in every game this season... It marks the fifth-straight contest that the Wildcats have used this starting five... With the win, Kansas State is now 4-1 with this lineup.
Kansas State now leads the series 13-5 over Texas A&M and has a perfect 8-0 record at home against the Aggies.
The win over Texas A&M was Kansas State’s first home win over a ranked opponent since beating No. 10 Texas 58-48 on March 4, 2004... It was head coach Frank Martin’s first win over a ranked opponent as an NCAA head coach.
The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum was 12,528... It’s the third time this season that Kansas State has sold out... Season tickets are sold out for the second straight year.
The Wildcats led by two points at halftime... The first half featured five ties and five lead changes... Both teams shot an identical 12-for-26 (46.2 percent) from the field... The Wildcats were 5-for-12 (41.7 percent) from long distance, while the Aggies went 75 percent on 3-for-4 shooting... Kansas State’s biggest lead of the half was by just two points... Texas A&M owned a lead of eight points with 15:15 to play in the period.
In the first half alone, Walker broke his career-high in three-pointers made with four and led all scorers at the break with 12 points... The freshman forward tallied five threes en route to a 19-point effort.
Young set a new career-high in rebounds with nine and led all players in the contest in rebounds... The senior added eight points and four assists in 35 minutes of action.
Kansas State shot 51.9 percent (28-for-54) for the game... It was the Wildcats’ third straight game of shooting over 50 percent from the field... The Wildcats held the Aggies to 5-for-19 shooting (26.3 percent) in the second half of play.
Kansas State’s 40 points in the second half allowed them to make it eight consecutive games of scoring at least 75 points... The last time the Wildcats pieced together a streak that long was the 1960-61 season.
The 2-0 start in conference play is the Wildcats’ first since the 1992-93 season and is the first time for the Wildcats in Big 12 play.
The 21-point final margin was the Wildcats’ biggest lead of the contest... Kansas State was able to convert 14 Texas A&M turnovers into 24 points, and the Aggies scored 11 points off of 11 Wildcat turnovers.
It was just the first time all season that Texas A&M was out-rebounded... Kansas State grabbed 32 boards compared to 29 for Texas A&M.