Postgame Notes

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 seventh-straight contest that the Wildcats have used this starting five... With the win, Kansas State is now 6-1 with this lineup.

 

Kansas State leads the series 128-76 over Iowa State... The Wildcats own a 76-22 record at home against the Cyclones.

 

The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum was 12,528... It’s the fourth time this season that Kansas State has sold out... Season tickets are sold out for the second straight year.

 

Kansas State’s win over Iowa State marks the 1,400th men’s basketball win in school history... The Wildcats own a 1,400-1,016 record and rank 47th all-time in NCAA Division 1 victories... The Wildcats became the fifth Big 12 team to accomplish the feat, following Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri.

 

Kansas State led 46-30 at the break... The 16-point halftime cushion was the Wildcats’ largest since leading Savannah State by 16 at halftime on Jan. 7, 2008... The Wildcats’ 46 first-half points were their most in the first half since scoring 46 against Wagner on Dec. 29, 2007... The Wildcats’ eight three-point makes are a season-high for one half of play...Kansas State was 8-for-16 (50 percent) from three-point range compared to 5-for-12 (41.7 percent) for the Cyclones in the period... Kansas State had 15 first-half bench points compared to just one for Iowa State.

 

Beasley scored 33 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in just 22 minutes, moving him into sole possession of second-place all-time in Wildcat history with 16 double-doubles... The freshman now has seven 30-point games, tying Bob Boozer (1958-59) and Norris Coleman (1985-86) for the single-season school record... His 15 boards are his highest total in conference play.

 

The win marks the 15th game this season in which the Wildcats have scored at least 75 points... The last time Kansas State had 15 games of 75 points in one season was the 1990-91 season... The 15 games of at least 75 points surpasses the entire total from the past 16 seasons, including the 10 in 2006-2007.

 

The Wildcats’ stellar defensive effort made it three straight conference games in which they’ve surrendered less than 60 points... It marked the first time since January 1983 that the Wildcats accomplished the feat.

 

Coincidentally, the 25-point win is the largest margin of victory for the Wildcats in conference play since they beat Iowa State 90-59 on Feb. 11, 2004, in Bramlage Coliseum... Kansas State is 9-0 this season when scoring at least 80 points.

 

Darren Kent set a career-high in points scored with 11... Kent was 4-for-5 from the field, including a perfect 3-for-3 from three-point range, to break his previous high by four points.

 

Kansas State has an 11-game winning streak in the month of January, including nine in Big 12 play... The Wildcats’ 4-0 conference start is the school’s best since starting 5-0 in the Big 8 during the 1987-88 season.

 

The Wildcats led their opponents in field-goal percentage for the fifth-straight game... Kansas State produced 29 bench points compared to 14 for Iowa State... The Wildcats’ biggest lead of the night was 33... Iowa State never led.