Postgame Notes

Kansas State Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes

November 29, 2007 Bramlage Coliseum Manhattan, Kan.

Oregon 80 (6-1), Kansas State 77 (5-2)


Kansas State dropped to 2-1 all-time against Oregon, including a 1-1 record against the Ducks in Manhattan... The Wildcats won the last meeting between the schools on December 3, 1966, by a score of 52-45 in Ahearn Field House in Manhattan... Kansas State is 36-22 all-time against the Pac-10, including a 17-4 mark at home.


The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum was 12,528... The game was Kansas State’s second sellout of the season.


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.


Kansas State led 32-29 at halftime... Kansas State shot 14-of-38 (36.8 percent) from the field in the first half compared to 10-of-24 (41.7 percent) for the Ducks... Oregon was shooting 28.6 percent (2-of-7) from three-point range while the Wildcats connected on just 20.0 percent (3-of-15) of their threes... The Wildcats scored 13 points off turnovers in the opening half, compared to just two for the Ducks... K-State’s largest lead of the half was 10 at the 15:05 mark but Oregon erased the deficit and grabbed their first and only lead of the half when they led by one at the 8:18 mark.


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)... Oregon outscored the Wildcats 42-39 in the second half.


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 Orlando on Nov. 23... This was Oregon’s first overtime game of the season. 


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... Oregon entered Thursday’s contest averaging 93.2 points per game in the previous six games, with the lowest-scoring output coming in an 85-61 win over Portland on Nov. 17.


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 Pittsburg State on Nov. 11.