The Wildcats’ starting line-up featured senior guards Blake Young and Clent Stewart, freshman forward Michael Beasley, freshman forward Dominique Sutton and freshman forward Bill Walker in quarterfinal action of the Big 12 Basketball Championship... It marks the fourth time that this lineup has started a game for the Wildcats this season... The five have earned a 2-2 record as the game’s starters... Beasley and Young remain the only two players to start every game this season.
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The attendance for tonight’s game was 18,897... It is the largest crowd to witness a K-State game this season... The number also marks the 10th largest in school history, taking over the spot from the 2002 Big 12 Tournament games in
The Aggies held a five-point advantage at the half with a 38-33 score... Texas A&M also had the advantage in field goal percentage as it shot 55.6 percent while K-State was 14-of-31 for 45.2 percent.
Beasley finished the night shooting 10-of-21 to bring his career field goals made total to 292... The total surpasses Chuckie Williams’ (1975-76) single season record of 290... Beasley also connected on 4-of-6 from the free throw line and has attempted 262 free throws this season... He moves past Bob Boozer (258; 1958-59) for most free throw attempts in a single season.
Beasley also paced the Wildcats in rebounds as he grabbed nine boards... It marks the 30th time this season he has led KSU in boards... His season total of 384 marks the third-best single season rebound total in Big 12 history... The team finished with 31 rebounds to pull even with Texas A&M in the category... Young pulled in six rebounds, while Stewart added five.
Beasley collected three blocks in the second half... He moves into second place in the school record books for single season blocks with 53 to move behind Gerald Eaker’s 59 in 1995-96... The blocks also elevated Beasley above Jason Bennett (50; 2006-07) for the most blocks by a freshman in K-State history.