Postgame Notes

Kansas State is 1-0 all-time after winning the first-ever meeting with William & Mary... The Wildcats improved to 6-1 all-time against teams from the Colonial Athletic Association.

 

Saturday’s win marked the first victory for Bob Huggins as the Kansas State head coach... Huggins is 568-199 with four different schools and is in his 25th season of coaching... Huggins became the 15th Kansas State head coach to win his first K-State game.

 

Kansas State moved to 79-24 (.767) all-time in season openers and 65-9 (.878) when debuting in Manhattan... Kansas State has won 12 of its last 15 season openers with all three losses coming on the road... The Wildcats have won 12 of the last 13 home openers... Kansas State is 202-80 all-time in Bramlage Coliseum.

 

The paid attendance at Bramlage Coliseum was 13,340... The actual attendance on Saturday afternoon in Bramlage Coliseum was 11,340, making it the second-largest season-opening crowd in 20 years and the second-largest since Bramlage was opened in 1988... Kansas State’s largest season-opening crowd was Bramlage Coliseum’s grand opening, a 81-77 win over Purdue on November 26, 1988 which was witnessed by 13,304 fans... The average attendance in Kansas State’s 18 home openers in Bramlage before tonight was 7,418.

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Saturday afternoon was: senior guard Lance Harris, junior guard Blake Young, junior forward David Hoskins, senior forward Cartier Martin and freshman center Luis Colon... Harris, Hoskins and Martin are returning starters from last season’s squad... Young and Colon made their first career starts... 10 players saw the floor for K-State, with eight players scoring.

 

Colon, freshman center Jason Bennett and freshman guard Chris Merriewether made their collegiate debuts... Young made his first Division I-A appearance after transferring from Daytona Beach Community College.

 

Freshman center Jason Bennett tallied four blocks in Saturday’s game, the most since Dramane Diarra had six blocks against Stephen F. Austin on November 26, 2005... As a team, Kansas State blocked eight of William & Mary’s 53 attempts, the highest since blocking nine against Longwood on Dec. 5, 2005.

 

Harris, Hoskins, Wright and Young reached double figures for Kansas State... Harris reached double figures for the 31st time in his career and surpassed 20 points for the fourth time in his career after scoring a game-high 22 points... Wright reached double figures for the fourth time in his career and earned his first career double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

 

Hoskins 15 points marked the 21st double figures scoring effort in 29 games career games... Young’s 11 points marked the first double figure mark of his career.

 

Kansas State out-rebounded William & Mary 59-37... The last time a K-State team surpassed 50 rebounds was a 54-board effort against Savannah State on Jan. 1, 2004.