Postgame Notes

Kansas State now leads the all-time series with Colorado, 94-43... The team also evened its record in games played in Boulder at 31-all... K-State has won three consecutive games in Boulder for the first time since 1987-89... The Wildcats have won six straight against the Buffaloes, the longest stretch since the winning nine straight from 1985-89... Colorado still owns a 14-13 edge since the start of Big 12 play, including an 8-5 mark at home.

 

The Wildcats’ starting line-up included sophomore guard Jacob Pullen, junior guard Denis Clemente, sophomore forward Dominique Sutton, senior forward Darren Kent and junior forward Luis Coln... Kansas State has used this line-up in 16 of 19 games, including the first 10 this season... K-State has posted a 10-6 record with this line-up... Pullen has the longest active games played streak, seeing time in 52 straight games (all games in his career)... He also has the longest active starting streak, along with Colon, at 19 consecutive games.

 

With the win, Kansas State improved to 361-303 (.543) all-time in the month of January, including wins in 15 of its last 22 games dating back to 2007... The win also snapped the team’s four-game losing streak in league play, its longest losing skid to start conference play since the 1996-97 season.

 

Kansas State played its first overtime game of the season... It marked the first overtime game since losing 80-77 to Oregon at home on Nov. 29, 2007... The Wildcats are now 62-36 all-time in overtime games, including 39-20 in Big 12 play... It was the first overtime win since beating UCF at the Old Spice Classic on Nov. 23, 2007... The team is now 7-1 against Colorado in overtime games... It was the first overtime games in the series since Colorado earned a 64-63 win on Feb. 7, 1996... It was the first overtime win in the series since an 83-78 victory on Jan. 16, 1993.

 

The 77 points were the most in Big 12 play this season, while the 46.4 field goal percentage was the highest of league play... The team also set Big 12 highs for field goals (26), assists (17), free throws (18) and attempted (26).

 

Kansas State had four players in double figures led by Jacob Pullen’s 17 points... Pullen has now scored in double figures a team-best 12 games... He also led the team in scoring for the sixth time and the second time in Big 12 play... Denis Clemente also posted double figures for the 11th time with 15 points... It marked the first time since the Wagner game (12/30/08) that both Clemente and Pullen have scored in double figures in the same game and the seventh time overall this season... Darren Kent added double figures for the ninth time with 13 points... He has scored in double figures in three straight games for the first time in his career... Luis Colon scored in double figures for the fourth time and the first time in Big 12 play with 10 points... In all, eight players had at least four points.

 

Kansas State out-rebounded Colorado, 32-27... The team has now out-rebounded its opponents in 16 of 19 games, including four of five Big 12 contests... Darren Kent led the team with seven rebounds... He has now led the team in rebounding six times.

 

It marked the sixth time the Wildcats have allowed 70 or more points... K-State is now 1-5 in those contests.

 

The two teams were tied at 26-all at the half... It marked the first time Kansas State has been tied at the break this season... The Wildcats shot just 33 percent for the half, their third-lowest shooting percentage in a first half and the lowest since shooting just 32.1 percent shooting in the opening half against Kansas (1/13)... After taking a 19-10 lead midway through the first half, the team missed 11 consecutive field goals... However, the squad responded to hit two of their last three field goals to tie the game at the half... Jacob Pullen led all Wildcats with seven points, while Darren Kent added six points and a team-high five rebounds.