Postgame Notes

Kansas State now trails Kansas in the all-time series, 90-175... The Wildcats are 35-80 in the series at home... Their last win at home over Kansas was the historical 84-75 victory on January 30, 2008, which ended the 24-year, home court losing streak... Kansas State fell to 14-3 at home this season... Bramlage Coliseum was sold out for the second time Saturday afternoon with the attendance at 12,528.

 

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 22-of-25 games, including the first 10 this season... K-State has posted a 16-7 record with this line-up... Pullen has the longest active games played streak, seeing time in all 58 games in his career... He also has the longest active starting streak, along with Coln, at 25 consecutive games.

 

The loss on Saturday afternoon snapped the Wildcats’ six-game conference winning streak... The six-game conference winning streak tied the 2006-2007 team for the longest in the Big 12 era, while it tied three other Wildcat squads (1980-1981, 1987-88, and 2006-07) for the longest since the 1976-77 team won eight straight in league play.

 

Kansas State out-rebounded Kansas 29-27 on Saturday afternoon... It marked the 19th time this season that the Wildcats have pulled down more boards than their opponent... The Wildcats did grab 15 offensive rebounds, converting those into 13 second-chance points... Sophomore Dominique Sutton led the squad with six rebounds, making it the sixth time that Sutton has led the Wildcats in rebounding this season.

 

The Wildcats had three players score in double figures on Saturday afternoon... It marked the 20th time that the Wildcats had at least three players score in double figures, going 15-5 in those games.

 

Junior Denis Clemente scored in double figures for the team-best 17th time with 26 points against the Jayhawks... It also marked the 10th time he led the Wildcats in scoring this season, including six in Big 12 play... Clemente has posted double figures in 10 of the 11 league games... Sophomore Jacob Pullen also added 22 points, posting double figures for his team-tying 17th time... Kansas State is now 11-1 this season when both Clemente and Pullen score in double figures, while the team is 13-3 when two of its three primary guards score in double figures... Senior Darren Kent also added 12 points, scoring in double figures for the 13th time this season, including seven times in Big 12 Play.

 

Kansas State led for the sixth straight game at the half, 43-42... The team is now 16-2 when leading the half... During the first frame, the Wildcats shot an impressive 70.0-percent from three-point range, with Denis Clemente shooting 4-of-6 (0.667) and Jacob Pullen shooting 3-of-3 (1.000) from behind the arch... Both Clemente and Pullen put up double figures before the intermission... Clemente led all scorers with 18 points in the first half and Pullen followed by dropping 13 points of his own... Junior Luis Coln led all players with five rebounds in the opening half.

 

With five minutes remaining, Jacob Pullen converted the Wildcats’ first four-point play of the season to bring the game within two points at 67-65.

 

Senior Darren Kent dished out four assists during the contest, which tied his career-high... He has tied this mark five times in his career... He has led the squad in assists three times now this season.