Postgame Notes

This was the 225th meeting between Kansas State and Missouri... K-State now holds a 113-112 advantage in the series... Kansas State improved to 16-6 (5-2 Big 12) with its 80-73 victory over the Tigers... It is the fourth win in the last five meetings for the Wildcats over the Tigers... This was just the second season series sweep by K-State over Missouri since the 1984 season...  

The 16 wins are the most by the Wildcats through 22 games since 1986-87, when Kansas State also won 16 of its first 22... K-State’s 5-2 start in conference play is its best ever through seven games since joining the Big 12 and the best conference start since 1995-96 in its final season in the Big 8... Tonight’s win was the Wildcats’  fifth Big 12 victory in a row, marking the first time K-State has ever won five consecutive Big 12 games.

The Wildcats’ 80-73 victory over Missouri was Kansas State’s sixth consecutive... It is the second time this season that K-State has strung together six straight wins... The previous streak of six ran from Dec. 5 (Cleveland State) through Dec. 23 (New Mexico).

The Wildcats are 211-81 (.723) in Bramlage Coliseum since its opening in the 1988 season... K-State is now 839-322 (.723) all-time in home games.

The Wildcats’ starting lineup tonight 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 sixth time this season this group has started together, including each of the last five games... The lineup is 6-0 this season as a starting unit... It is the 44th-straight start of Hoskins’ career... Harris has now appeared in 85 straight games... After coming off the bench at the 16:10 mark of the first half, Cartier Martin has now appeared in 92 consecutive games.

With a pair of free throws at the 12:29 mark in the first half, Martin has now scored in 60 consecutive games... The last time he was held scoreless in a game was Feb. 5, 2005 against Colorado... Martin finished the game with 22 points, including 16 in the second half, for his 63rd career double-figure scoring game... With his 22 points in just 30 minutes tonight, Martin now has 1,277 career points and is now just 27 points from tying Ed Nealy (1,304) for eighth in school history... Martin converted 2 three-point fields on the night and is just 10 away from tying Will Scott (142) for three-point field goals made in a career... He also tallied his first double-double this season  and the sixth of his career by snagging a team-high 11 rebounds.

David Hoskins registered 25 points on Wednesday night for his 15th straight double-digit scoring game... He has now hit twin figures in points 19 times this season and 39 times in his career... It is the eighth time in his career he has scored 20 or more points.

The Wildcats held a 36-33 lead at the end of the first half and are now 12-0 when leading at the break... The 33 points and 46.4 field goal percentage allowed by K-State to Missouri in the first half were the highest allowed by the Wildcats since Jan. 17 against Baylor when K-State gave up 39 first-half points on 54.2 percent shooting... K-State had held its last three opponents to 20 or less first half points and a 30.4 or lower shooting percentage.

At 19:10 of the first half, Akeem Wright hit the first 3-point field goal of the night for the Wildcats... K-State has now hit at least one shot beyond the arc in 303 consecutive games.

Wright finished the night with 12 points, including five points in the final minute of the contest... This was his sixth double-digit scoring night of the season and the 10th of his career.

Kansas State outrebounded Missouri 41-19 on Wednesday night and now owns an 11-3 record when winning the battle of the boards... In the two meetings with the Tigers this season, K-State owns an 82-36 advantage on the boards.

After going 22-of-30 (73.3 percent) from the free throw line tonight, the Wildcats are now 127-of-163 (78.0 percent) from the free throw line in their last six games... K-State hit 8-of-9 charity shots during the final five minutes of the game (Hoskins 3-of-3; Martin 2-of-2; Wright 3-of-4)... The Wildcats are 97-of-139 (69.8 percent) this season on free throws under the five minute mark in games.