Friday’s win marked the first collegiate head-coaching victory for Frank Martin and his first win as the
The Wildcats’ starting lineup Friday night was freshman guard Jacob Pullen, senior guard Blake Young, junior forward Andre Gilbert, freshman forward Michael Beasley and freshman forward Ron Anderson... Young is the lone returning player from last year’s squad... Pullen, Beasley and Anderson made their first collegiate starts... Gilbert made his first Wildcat start and is a junior college transfer from Mount San Jacinto College in
Beasley tallied a double-double with 7:37 remaining in the first half after grabbing his 10th rebound to go along with his 10 points... The freshman forward had 17 rebounds in the first half, breaking last season’s single-game high of 13 by Akeem Wright against William & Mary on Nov. 11, 2006 and Lance Harris at Rutgers on Nov. 15, 2006... Beasley also broke
Beasley’s 24 rebounds also broke the Big 12 record for rebounds in a single game... Beasley broke the record with his 24th rebound at the 8:17 mark in the second half... The previous high was 23 boards by
Beasley’s effort of 32 points and 24 rebounds was
The paid attendance at Bramlage Coliseum was 12,496... The actual attendance on Friday night was 10,178...
Anderson, Beasley, Fred Brown, James Franklin, Gilbert, Chris Merriewether and Pullen all scored their first points as Wildcats Friday night... All 10 players that suited up for the Wildcats scored in the contest.
Young scored 22 points on the night... The senior’s career high for points scored in a game is 24 against Tennessee Tech on Nov. 18, 2006... Young went 4-of-5 (80 percent) from three-point range.