Tonight’s paid attendance was 13,034; actual attendance was 7,365... It is the second time this season the attendance has surpassed the 13,000 fan barrier... Through three home contests, the Wildcats have drawn 39,180 fans to Bramlage for an average of 13,060.
The Wildcats’ starting lineup Saturday night was: junior guard Blake Young, senior guard Lance Harris, junior forward David Hoskins, senior forward Cartier Martin and freshman center Jason Bennett... It is the second time this season this group has started a game this season... It is the 60th straight start for Martin and the 63rd of his career; he has also appeared in 75 consecutive games... It is the 26th start of Harris’ and Hoskins’ careers... Harris has now appeared in 68 straight games... It is the second start of Bennett’s career.
Harris scored a season-high and tied his career-high 26 points on 10-of-15 (67 percent) shooting, including 5-of-9 (56 percent) from beyond the arc... It is the third time this season and 32nd time of his career he has scored in double figures... He also set a team season-high with the five 3-point field goals made and equaled his own team season-high with nine attempts.
Martin scored his 1,000th career point at 6:49 of the second half on a 3-point basket from the left corner to beat the shot clock... He is just the 19th player in school history to surpass the 1,000-point barrier... The last Wildcat to accomplish the feat was Askia Jones during the 1992-93 season... For the night, he scored 13 points, including 11 in the second half, for his third double-figure scoring night this season and the 50th of his career.
Bennett snared a career-high nine rebounds... His previous-high was four against Tennessee Tech on Nov. 18... He also rejected three
Hoskins registered 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting... It is the fourth time this season and 24th of his career in double figures.
Young carded three steals on the night, equaling a career-high... His other occasion of three steals was at
Harris’ 3-point field goal early in the first half extended the Wildcats’ streak of consecutive games with a three to 286.