Postgame Notes

Kansas State Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes

March 7, 2009 Bramlage Coliseum Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas State 76 (21-10, 9-7 Big 12), Colorado 64 (9-21, 1-15 Big 12)

 

Kansas State now leads the all-time series with Colorado, 95-43, including a 53-10 all-time series record at home... The victory marks the third straight season that the Wildcats have swept the season series with Colorado... The squad has now defeated the Buffalos seven consecutive times, including three in a row at home.

 

Kansas State finished the regular season 16-3 at home, including 5-3 in Big 12 play... The attendance in Bramlage Coliseum was 10,152.

 

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... The Wildcats have used this line-up in 26 of their 31 games this season... K-State now has a 17-8 record with this line-up... Pullen has the longest active games played streak, seeing time in all 63 games in his career... He also has the longest active starting streak, along with Coln, at 31 consecutive games.

 

With the victory, lone Wildcat senior Darren Kent became just the 15th player in school history to post 80 wins in a career and the first since Steve Henson (82; 1986-90).

 

Kansas State out-rebounded Colorado 40-32 on Saturday afternoon... The Wildcats out-rebounded their opponents for the tenth consecutive contest and the 27th time this season... Five different Wildcats had at least five rebounds during the contest... The Wildcats pulled down 22 offensive rebounds, converting those into 21 second-chance points... Dominique Sutton, Darren Kent, and Jamar Samuels all led the squad with six rebounds.

 

Junior Denis Clemente led the Wildcats in scoring on Saturday afternoon with 24 points... It marks the team-best 21st time this season that Clemente has scored in double figures and the team-best 13th time that he has led the Wildcats in scoring... He knocked down four three-point field goals, dished out three assists and added one steal during the contest.

 

Sophomore Jacob Pullen also scored in double figures on Saturday afternoon for the 20th time this season... Pullen added 11 points, pulled down five rebounds and tied his career high with five steals... The Wildcats are now 13-2 when both Clemente and Pullen score in double figures.

 

Freshman Jamar Samuels had an impressive outing by adding 17 points and six rebounds during the contest... It marks the 14th time this season that he has scored in double figures... The last time Samuels scored in double figures was on February 21st, 2009 against Iowa State.

 

The Wildcats forced 24 turnovers on Saturday afternoon, turning them into 25 points... The 24 turnovers were the most given up from an opponent since Gardner-Webb gave up 26 turnovers on December 14th, 2008.

 

Kansas State went into the half trailing the Buffalos, 41-38... Despite the deficit, the Wildcats forced 12 turnovers, turning them into nine points... Junior Denis Clemente led all scorers with 13 points in the first half... Jamar Samuels led the Wildcats with four rebounds.