Postgame Notes

Kansas State is 1-0 all-time against Pittsburg State after winning the first-ever meeting regular season meeting between the schools. The game counts as a regular season contest for the Wildcats, while it’s the third and final exhibition game for the Gorillas... Kansas State is 217-83 all-time in Bramlage Coliseum.

 

The paid attendance at Bramlage Coliseum was 12,390... The actual attendance for the Sunday afternoon contest was 8,373.

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Sunday afternoon was freshman guard Jacob Pullen, senior guard Blake Young, freshman forward Bill Walker, freshman forward Michael Beasley and sophomore forward Luis Coln... Pullen, Young and Beasley all made their second starts of the season.

 

Walker connected on his first collegiate three-pointer at the 17:37 mark in the first half... He scored the first seven Wildcat points in the game... Walker saw his first action this season for the Wildcats after sitting out the opener against Sacramento State due to injury.

 

Walker had three steals in the contest, breaking his previous career high of two against Maryland-Eastern Shore on December 19, 2006.

 

Pittsburg State led by as many as 12 points in the first half... Kansas State did not get its first lead until the 5:40 mark in the first half... The Gorillas led by 2 points at halftime, 40-38.

 

Kansas State shot just 6-of-16 (37.5 percent) from the line in the first half... Meanwhile, the Gorillas connected on 7-of-9 free throws for 77.8 percent... Pittsburg State shot 50 percent (14-28) from the field before halftime compared to just 39.5 percent (15-38) by Kansas State.

 

Young had a career-best seven boards in the contest... The senior guard had matched his career high with five rebounds in the first half... Young finished with nine points in the game.

 

Beasley tallied his second double-double in as many games, scoring 30 points and grabbing 14 rebounds... The last time that a Wildcat has reached the 30-point mark in back-to-back games was Norris Coleman on February 15, 1986, and February 19, 1986, when he scored 30 points against Iowa State and Oklahoma State, respectively.

 

Anderson reached double-digits in rebounds with 12 for the game... The freshman forward grabbed six boards in the season opener.

 

Kansas State scored 48 points in the paint compared to just 26 for Pittsburg State... The Wildcats tallied 20 second-chance points, while the Gorillas were able to manage just two.

 

All 10 players that saw action on Sunday afternoon for the Wildcats scored in the game... Beasley and Walker led all scorers with 30 and 11 points, respectively.