Postgame Notes

Kansas State moves to 1-0 in the all-time series against Chicago State... Bob Huggins is now 5-1 all time against the Cougars...The Wildcats also improve to 13-2 against independents... The Wildcats have 28 of their last 36 games against non-conference foes, including a remarkable 25-1 (.962) record at home.

 

The Wildcats are 209-81 (.721) in Bramlage Coliseum since its opening in the 1988 season... K-State is now 837-322 (.722) all-time in home games.

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Monday night consisted of: junior guard Clent Stewart, senior guard Lance Harris, senior guard Akeem Wright, junior forward David Hoskins, freshman center Luis Colon... It is the fourth time this season this group has started a game, including three straight, going 4-0 in those games... It is the 42nd-straight start of Hoskins’ career... Harris has now appeared in 83 straight games... After coming off the bench at the 15:30 mark of the first half, Cartier Martin has now appeared in 90 consecutive games.

 

With a jumper at the 15:03 mark in the first half, Martin has now scored in 58 consecutive games... The last time he was held scoreless in a game was Feb. 5, 2005 against Colorado.

 

Kansas State scored 38 points in the first half on 15-of-30 (50 %) shooting... The Wildcats have now shot 50 percent or better in a half 14 times this season, including at least one half of better than 50 percent shooting in the three games.

 

The Wildcats held the Cougars to just 2-of-15 (13.3%) shooting from behind the arc... Coming into the game, Chicago State shot 36.1% from behind the arc and averaged 6.6 three-point field goals per game... In the first half, the Cougars were just 1-of-9 (11.1%) on three pointers.

 

After holding Iowa State to just 16 points two days prior, the Wildcats held Chicago State to 17 first-half points on 7-of-24 shooting (29.2%)... In the last two games combined, the Wildcats have held their opponents to just 33 points on 13-of-44 (29.5%) shooting in the first half.

 

Chicago State’s David Holston was averaging 16.9 points-per-game coming into tonight’s contest, but was held to just three points on 1-of-10 shooting, including a 1-of-7 mark on three-pointers.

 

Kansas State’s defense held Chicago State to just 36 points, half of its season average of 72.2 points-per-game... The Cougars were also held to just 22.2 percent shooting (14-of-63) shooting after averaging 44 percent shooting in their first 23 games... The 22.2 shooting percentage is the lowest K-State has held an opponent to in Bramlage Coliseum... The previous low was 24.5 percent by Coppin State on Dec. 21, 1998.

 

With a blocked shot at the 5:46 mark in the second half, Jason Bennett registered his seventh block of the game, which surpassed Tony Kitt and Dramane Diarra for the most in school history... Kitt recorded six against Kansas on March 6, 1999 and Diarra tallied his six against Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 26, 2005... Bennett then blocked a Bramlage Coliseum record eighth shot at the 1:29 mark... His eight blocks surpasses Nebraska’s Kimani Ffriend who carded seven blocks on Jan. 30, 2001.

 

With a lay-up at the 10:38 mark of the second half, Martin registered his fifth game this season with at least 20 points... However, it was just the first time since the game against New Mexico in Las Vegas (12/23) that he has surpassed the 20-point barrier... It also marked the 21st time in his career that he has had at least 20 points in a game.

 

The Wildcats blocked 11 Chicago State shots, the most since tallying 10 against UMKC on Dec. 19, 1998... The 11 blocked shots is also a Bramlage Coliseum record.

 

After going 9-of-12 from the free throw line against Chicago State, the Wildcats are now 79-of-101 (78.2%) from the free throw line in the last four games.