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Kansas State Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes

November 16, 2008 Bramlage Coliseum Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas State 88 (2-0), Southeast Missouri 68 (0-2)


Kansas State is 1-0 all-time after winning their first-ever meeting with Southeast Missouri...The Wildcats’ improved to 11-1 all-time against teams from the Ohio Valley Conference, including 7-0 at home.


Kansas State posted their second consecutive home win to move to 2-0 for the season... Sunday’s win marks the sixth straight season that the Wildcats are off to a 2-0 start...The Wildcats’ moved to 232-85 (.732) all-time in Bramlage Coliseum... The attendance in Bramlage Coliseum on Sunday afternoon was 8,109.


The Wildcats’ starting lineup Sunday afternoon was sophomore guard Jacob Pullen, junior guard Denis Clemente, sophomore forward Dominique Sutton, senior forward Darren Kent and junior forward Luis Coln... Pullen, Sutton, Kent, and Coln are all returning players from last year’s squad... All five starters for Kansas State on Sunday made their second consecutive start of the season.


Fred Brown led the Wildcats in scoring on Sunday afternoon with 21 points... He was 8-of-14 (.571) on shooting and 4-of-6 (.666) shooting from 3-point range. He also set a new personal best with 6 assists... His previous career best was 2 assists which he has accomplished 5 times in his career. In the second half in a 4:14 time-frame, Brown scored 16 of his 21 points, hitting all four of his three-point field goal attempts. He played 25 minutes in the contest on Sunday.


Darren Kent set a new career high in both rebounds and scoring on Sunday afternoon posting the first double-double of his career... He scored 15 points which topped his previous best of 11 points against Iowa State on January 26th, 2008. He also pulled down 12 rebounds bettering his previous career high of 7 rebounds against Winston-Salem State on December 22nd, 2008.


Jamar Samuels had a career performance setting new career highs in both scoring and rebounding...He scored 16 points and had 8 rebounds which topped his previous career highs of 11 points and 5 rebounds against Florida A&M on November 14th, 2008.


Dominique Sutton had an impressive afternoon scoring 12 points and pulling down 8 rebounds. He also set a new career high with four steals which tops his previous best of three steals which he has accomplished three times in his career. Dominique started the game very strong scoring four points, posting four rebounds, forcing one steal, and blocking one shot in the first three minutes.


Jacob Pullen scored 7 points and led the Wildcats’ with 6 assists which he shared with fellow sophomore guard Fred Brown. Pullen played 19 minutes in the contest.


Freshman walk-on Victor Ojeleye posted new season highs in scoring and rebounding by adding 7 points and 4 rebounds in the 12 minutes he saw the floor on Sunday.


Four Wildcats’ scored in double figures for the second consecutive time on Sunday afternoon... The last time that Kansas State had two consecutive games with four players with double digits dates back to last season when the Wildcats faced Kansas on January 30th, 2008, and Missouri on February 2nd, 2008.


Kansas State pulled down 50 rebounds on Sunday afternoon... This marked the second consecutive 50+ rebound game for the Wildcats... The last time they had two consecutive 50+ rebound performances was last season when they pulled down 52 rebounds against Winston-Salem State and 53 rebounds against Wagner.