Kansas State Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
November 29, 2007 Bramlage Coliseum
The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum was 12,528... The game was
The Wildcats’ starting lineup Thursday night was freshman guard Jacob Pullen, senior guard Blake Young, junior forward Andre Gilbert, freshman forward Michael Beasley and freshman forward Ron Anderson... It was the third consecutive game that this starting five was used... K-State suffered its first loss of the season and is 3-1 when using this starting lineup.
The game was tied at 71 at the end of regulation... K-State improved to 50 percent (16-of-32) from the field in the second half compared to the Ducks’ 47.2 percent (17-of-36)...
Thursday’s game was the second time this season that the Wildcats have played in overtime and their first loss... The Wildcats were victorious in their previous overtime game, a 73-71 tally against Central Florida during the second round of the Old Spice Classic in
K-State’s defense held the Ducks to their lowest point total of the season (80) even with the extra time... K-State held the Ducks to 71 points at the conclusion of two halves...
Beasley’s basket with 26 seconds left on the clock in regulation pushed the freshman over the 20-point plateau for the sixth time in seven games... His 24 points led all scorers... Beasley needed the overtime to record his seventh double-double of the season and of his seven game career... He finished regulation with nine rebounds but grabbed three more in the extra period and has led the Wildcats in rebounding in every contest.
Gilbert notched his second double-figure game of the season... The junior followed up his 22-point outburst against Rider on Nov. 25, with 16 points in Thursday night’s contest.
Pullen reached double-figures for the sixth time this season... The freshman guard scored 10 points and added five assists and three steals.
Senior guard Clent Stewart scored a season-high 10 points... Junior forward Darren Kent drew a charge in Thursday’s game and leads the Wildcats with five charges drawn this season.
The Wildcats shot a season-low 41.7 percent (5-of-12) from the charity stripe... The previous low was 51.9 percent against