The Wildcats’ starting lineup Wednesday evening was freshman guard Jacob Pullen, senior guard Blake Young, freshman guard Dominique Sutton, 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 first time that the Wildcats have used this starting five... With the win, Kansas State is 1-0 with this lineup.
The paid attendance at Bramlage Coliseum was 12,393... The actual attendance was 9,174.
The Wildcats extended their home winning streak to six straight in Big 12 play and 10 straight overall... Kansas State now has 12 wins at home, giving them at least 12 home wins each of the last five seasons for the first time in school history.
Kansas State held a 45-30 advantage at halftime... The Wildcats shot 17-of-32 (53.1 percent) from the field in the half compared to 11-of-27 (40.7 percent) for Nebraska... The Wildcats went 6-of-14 (42.9 percent) from three-point range while the Cornhuskers were just 1-of-7 (14.3 percent)... Kansas State led Nebraska in assists (14-9), steals (7-2) and points off turnovers (18-6) at the break.
Beasley finished with 35 points and 13 rebounds... He scored 10 of the first 12 Wildcat points in the game and totaled 23 by halftime... The 23 points were his most by halftime this season, bettering his 19-point first half at Oklahoma... The double-double was Beasley’s 18th of the season, tying him for the single-season school record... It was Beasley’s eighth game this season in which he has scored at least 30 points, giving him the most in a single season in Wildcat history after surpassing Bob Boozer and Norris Coleman... Beasley’s point total was his second-highest this season and highest in Big 12 play... Beasley’s 15 field goals were a season-high for any Wildcat... The 15 field goals were the most by a Kansas State player since Askia Jones made 18 against Fresno State on March 24, 1994.
Pullen finished with a season-high eight assists... The freshman guard added 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting, including 2-of-6 behind the arc... Pullen played 37 minutes and committed just two turnovers.
Kansas State’s largest lead of the contest was by 18 late in the first half... Nebraska’s big lead of four came in the opening minutes of the game... The Wildcats converted 16 Cornhusker turnovers into 24 points, while Nebraska scored 11 points off 11 Wildcat turnovers... Kansas State scored 18 second-chance points compared to 10 for Nebraska.
The Wildcats held Nebraska below its season average in points scored, field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage... Kansas State ended up shooting 45.2 percent from the field on 28-of-62 shooting... Nebraska shot 38.2 percent of 21-of-55 shooting.