Postgame Notes

Kansas State Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes

January 21, 2009 Bramlage Coliseum Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas State 65 (11-7, 0-4 Big 12), Baylor 83 (15-3, 3-1 Big 12)


Kansas State now splits the 20-game all-time series, 10-10 with the Baylor Bears moving to 7-4 at home... The Wildcats’ last win at home against Baylor came on January 17, 2007 in a 69-60 victory... K-State is now 10-2 at home this season and has won 28 of their last 34 games in Bramlage Coliseum...  The attendance on Wednesday evening was 9,386.


The Wildcats’ starting lineup was sophomore guard Jacob Pullen, junior guard Denis Clemente, sophomore forward Dominique Sutton, senior forward Darren Kent and junior forward Luis Coln... K-State used this lineup for the first 17 contests this season... Pullen has the longest active games played streak, seeing time in 51 straight games (all games in his career)... He also has the longest active starting streak, along with Colon, at 18 consecutive games.


With the loss, Kansas State fell to 360-303 (.543) all-time in the month of January, including wins in 18 of its last 30 games dating back to 2006... It’s the first time the Wildcats’ have lost their first four conference games since the 1996-1997 season, when they went on to lose their first nine.


It marked the fifth time the Wildcats have allowed 70 or more points... K-State is now 0-5 in those contests.


Kansas State was out-rebounded by Baylor, 29-33... It marked the first game in 12 consecutive contests that the Wildcats have been out-rebounded... The team has out-rebounded its opponent in 15 of 18 games.


For the second consecutive game, both Wildcats’ Denis Clemente and Darren Kent scored in double figures...  Denis Clemente led the Wildcat’s with 17 points, marking the seventh time this season he has led the team in scoring and the tenth time he has scored in double figures...  After putting up 11 points on Wednesday evening, Darren Kent has now scored at least 10 points in eight contests this season...  Dominique Sutton added 12 points, being the only other Wildcat to score in double digits during the match.


Luis Coln pulled down ten rebounds, leading Kansas State in the respective category during the game...  His ten rebounds were the most of any Wildcat player thus far in conference play and the most he has scooped up since his career-high 11 rebounds against Southern Miss on December 11th, 2008. He also added 8 points in the 18 minutes he saw the floor during the contest.


The Wildcats’ committed 10 turnovers on Wednesday evening, the fewest they have given up in a Big 12 Conference contest this season...  The last time Kansas State has given up fewer than 10 turnovers was against Gardner-Webb on December, 14th, 2008 when the Wildcats turned the ball over only 9 times.


Baylor led 36-23 at the half, marking the fourth consecutive game Kansas State has trailed at the break... It also marked the sixth time this season the team has trailed at halftime... The Wildcats are 0-6 when trailing at the half... The team shot 36.0 percent in the first half and gave up seven turnovers... Baylor converted those seven turnovers into seven points... Denis Clemente led the Wildcats’ with seven points going into the intermission.