Postgame Notes

Kansas State now leads the all-time series with Texas A&M, 14-6... The Wildcats snapped a three-game losing streak in College Station and won for the first time at Reed Arena since earning a 53-48 victory on Jan. 6, 2001... The team now owns a 10-6 advantage against the Aggies since the inception of the Big 12.

 

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 19 of 22 games, including the first 10 this season... K-State has posted a 14-6 record with this line-up... Pullen has the longest active games played streak, seeing time in all 56 games in his career... He also has the longest active starting streak, along with Colon, at 23 consecutive games.

 

Kansas State became just the second team in Big 12 history to post a winning record after starting league play 0-4... The 2004-05 Iowa State squad won seven in a row after starting Big 12 play 0-5... The team has won five consecutive Big 12 games for the first time since opening the 2007-08 campaign with five wins in a row.

 

Kansas State has now won three consecutive road Big 12 games for just the second time in the Big 12 era and the first time since head coach Bob Huggins accomplished the feat in 2006-07... The Wildcats won at Missouri (85-81), Iowa State (69-60) and Texas (73-72) in January through February 2007.

 

Today’s win marked the first time in the Big 12 era that Kansas State has won at both Texas and Texas A&M in the same season... It marked the just the fourth time overall that the squad has swept the Longhorns and Aggies in the same season (all previously had happened in Manhattan 1998, 2002, 2004).

 

Kansas State held Texas A&M to just 60 points on 38.3 percent shooting, including 29.4 percent from 3-point range... It marked the 15th time this season that the Wildcats have held an opponent to less than 70 points, including the 10th time to 60 points or less... The squad has now held 13 opponents to below 40 percent shooting, including 11 below 30 percent from 3-point range.

 

Kansas State was out-rebounded for just the fifth time this season, 40-37... However, the Wildcats did grab 17 offensive rebounds, converting those into 21 second-chance points... Senior Darren Kent led the squad with nine rebounds, marking the team-tying seventh time he has led the team in rebounding.

 

Sophomore Jacob Pullen led three players in double figures with 16 points... It marked the eighth time he has led the team in scoring, while it marked the team-best 15th time he has tallied double figures... Junior Denis Clemente scored in double figures for the team-tying 15th time with 14 points (all in the second half)... Clemente has posted double figures in eight of the nine league games... Kansas State is now 10-0 this season when both Clemente and Pullen score in double figures, while the team is 12-2 when two of its three primary guards score in double figures... Senior Darren Kent posted double figures for the 11th time this season with 13 points, including the fifth time in Big 12 play.

 

Sophomore Ron Anderson collected a career-high three steals, all accomplished in the first half.

 

Kansas State led for the fourth straight game at the half, 23-21... The team is now 15-1 when leading the half... It marked the ninth time this season that the Wildcats have held an opponent to 25 points or less in a first half... The 21 points are the fewest yielded a Big 12 foe this season... Sophomore Jacob Pullen led all scorers with 10 points, marking the eighth time he has scored in double figures in the first half this season... Senior Darren Kent led all players with five rebounds in the opening half.