Postgame Notes

Kansas State leads the all-time series with Missouri, 115-113... The 228 meetings are the second-most against one foe in school history...  The 115 wins are the third-most against any one opponent...  The Wildcats hold a 59-44 edge in the series at home...  Kansas State has now won seven of the last nine meetings against Missouri, including five in a row at home...  The Wildcats are now 11-2 at home this season...  The attendance in Bramlage on Wednesday evening was 9,665.

 

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 17 of 20 games, including the first 10 this season... K-State has posted an 11-6 record with this line-up... Pullen has the longest active games played streak, seeing time in all 53 games in his career... He also has the longest active starting streak, along with Colon, at 20 consecutive games.

 

With the win, Kansas State improved to 362-303 (.544) all-time in the month of January, including wins in 16 of its last 23 games dating back to 2007... The win marks Kansas State’s second consecutive win in league play.

 

The 88 points were the most in Big 12 play this season and the 10th time the Wildcats scored at least 80 points...  Kansas State shot 53-percent from the field, its best in league play... The team also set Big 12 highs for field goals (35) and assists (24).

 

For the second consecutive contest, Jacob Pullen led the Wildcats in scoring with 23 points...  Pullen has now scored in double figures in a team-best 13 games... He also led the team in scoring for the seventh time and the third time in Big 12 play... Denis Clemente also posted double figures for the 12th time with 10 points... This is the second consecutive game that both Clemente and Pullen have scored in double figures in the same game and the eighth time overall this season... The Wildcats are 8-0 in contests when both Pullen and Clemente are in double figures scoring.

 

Jamar Samuels had an all-around game on Wednesday evening with 18 points, six rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in the 24 minutes ...  Samuels drained his first three-point field goal in his career during the contest.

 

Fred Brown had an impressive evening adding 17 points, knocking down five of the six three-point field goals he attempted...  He also pulled down four rebounds and dished out three assists.

 

Kansas State out-rebounded Missouri, 39-35... The team has now out-rebounded its opponents in 17 of 20 games, including five of six Big 12 contests... Dominique Sutton led the team with eight rebounds... He has now led the team in rebounding four times.

 

Kansas State shared the ball well Wednesday evening by dishing out a conference-play high 24 assists...  The Wildcats are now 12-1 when posting a positive assist/turnover ratio this season.

 

The Wildcats capitalized off of Missouri’s 17 turnovers by turning them into 29 points...  The 29 points were the most off of opponents’ turnovers in a contest since the Wildcats scored 41 against Gardner-Webb on December 14th, 2008.

 

For the first time in Big 12 Conference play this season, Kansas State went into half time with the lead, 46-33...  The 46 points were the most scored by the Wildcats in the first half of a Big 12 contest dating back to February 11th, 2004, when Kansas State put up 47 points in the first half against Iowa State...  The Wildcats shot 48.7-percent from the field, including 41.7-percent from three-point range...  Jamar Samuels led the squad with 12 points, while Fred Brown and Jacob Pullen both added nine points of their own going into the half... Luis Coln led Kansas State with five rebounds in the half.