Postgame Notes

The Wildcats’ starting line-up featured the three active seniors on K-State’s roster guard Blake Young, guard Clent Stewart and guard James Franklin; freshman forward Michael Beasley and freshman forward Bill Walker rounded out the Senior Night lineup... It marks the first time that this lineup has started a game for the Wildcats this season... Beasley and Young remain the only two players to start every game this season... Franklin tallied his first start of his career... Stewart made the 91st start (117th appearance) of his four-year career.

 

Prior to tonight’s game against Colorado, K-State recognized the accomplishments of its four seniors David Hoskins, Stewart, Young and Franklin... Stewart is the lone four-year starter and owner of four top-10s in four categories for the Wildcats games played, assists, assists per game and assist-turnover ratio... In addition to it being Stewart’s last game in Bramlage, the native of Tulsa, Okla., proposed to his girlfriend, Stephanie Harwell, after giving a farewell speech to his home crowd...Young, a native of Orlando, Fla., departs Bramlage Coliseum after holding the longest active games-played streak at 64... Franklin, a business management major, played in the 14th game of his career... Hoskins was honored despite the ensuing application for a sixth-year waiver from the NCAA following the season.

 

With the victory, Kansas State continues to lead the all-time series with Colorado 93-43, boasting a 52-10 record in Manhattan... The Wildcats finish the season at Bramlage Coliseum with a 15-2 record... Kansas State has won 11 of their last 12 games at home.

 

The attendance for tonight’s game was 12,528... It is the ninth time that Kansas State has sold out this season... Season tickets are sold out for the second straight year.

 

Kansas State made the first points of the game and never looked back, taking a 41-27 halftime lead... The Wildcats’ largest lead was 17, which came at the 9:38 mark of the first half.

 

Beasley registered his 26th double-double of the year with 33 points and 14 rebounds while leading the Cats in scoring... At the 18:42 mark in the second half, the native of Washington, D.C., passed Mitch Richmond’s single-season scoring record of 768... The freshman also broke Drew Gooden’s Big 12 record of 25 double-doubles in a season... Beasley already the holder of Kansas State’s all-time mark in 30-point games is the only player in Kansas State history to score 30 points or more in four straight games.

 

Walker finished as the Wildcats’ second leading scorer with 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field and 2-of-6 beyond the arc...  It marks the sixth time that Beasley and Walker have scored 20 points or more in the same game... The last was at Baylor (2/23/08), where Beasley dropped 44, followed by Walker’s 31 points.

 

Both teams shot well from the field as Kansas State shot 47.3 percent (26-for-55) from the field, while Colorado finished with 45.9 percent (28-for-61)... Colorado used a 51.4 percent (18-for-35) performance in the second half to cut the lead to six... With a 22-of-31 (71.0 percent) performance from the charity line, the Wildcats are now 12-5 when shooting at least 70 percent from the free-throw line.

 

Kansas State’s largest lead of the game was 17 points in the first half... The Buffs didn’t own a lead during tonight’s game but cut the lead to six with just over one minute in regulation eventually losing by that number... The Wildcats had just five bench points to the Buffs’ 11... Kansas State committed 15 turnovers, giving up 21 points to Colorado off of turnovers... Colorado turned the ball over 12 times, allowing 15 points off of turnovers.