Kansas State Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
December 1, 2009 • Bramlage Coliseum • Manhattan, Kan.
Kansas State 83 (6-1), Fort Hays State 76 (4-1)
• Kansas State is now 3-2 all-time against Fort Hays State... The Wildcats move to 6-1 on the season with the victory... Kansas State moved to 249-88 (.738) all-time in the Bramlage Coliseum... The paid attendance was 12,528.
• The Wildcats' starting lineup Tuesday night was junior guard Jacob Pullen, senior guard Denis Clemente, senior guard Chris Merriewether, junior forward Dominique Sutton and junior forward Curtis Kelly... It marks the first start for Merriewether this season and the first time this season the team has used this starting combination... Pullen has now started in 38 straight games for the Wildcats, extending his streak as the team's leader in most consecutive games played to 71.
• K-State went into halftime leading the Tigers 35-30... It marks the sixth contest this season the Wildcats have led after the first stanza... The Wildcats out-rebounded the Tigers 21-17 in the first half... Coming off the bench in the opening half, sophomore Jamar Samuels led all players in both scoring and rebounding with 12 points and four rebounds.
• Jamar Samuels led all players in scoring with a career-high 21 points... It marks the fifth time he has led the Wildcats in scoring and the second time he has scored 20 or more points... Samuels also led all players with seven rebounds.
• Jacob Pullen finished the contest with 20 points, recording his 12th career 20-point game and 46th career double-digit scoring game... Pullen scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half... In a time span of 53 seconds in the second half, he scored eight points, sinking two 3-pointers and adding a layup to push the Wildcats to their biggest lead of contest at 11 points.
• Jacob Pullen and Denis Clemente combined for 37 points... It marks the 34th time the duo has combined for 20 or more points.
• Freshman Martavious Irving and sophomore Victor Ojeleye both posted career-highs in scoring on Tuesday night... Irving finished with six points and a career-high four assists, while Ojeleye scored nine points in his career-high 29 minutes on the floor.
• 41 of the 83 points for the Wildcats came from bench scorers.