Postgame Notes

Kansas State is now 1-0 in the series after winning the first ever match-up with Cleveland State... Kansas State improved to 4-5 all-time against teams from the Horizon League... Head coach Bob Huggins is now 6-5 against the Vikings and 2-0 against Gary Waters.

 

Kansas State is now 205-80 (.719) in Bramlage Coliseum since its opening in the 1988 season... The Wildcats are now 833-321 (.722) all-time in home games. Kansas State is 21-1 (.954) at home against the last 30 non-conference opponents.

 

Tonight’s paid attendance was 12,591; actual attendance was 7,255... Through four home contests, the Wildcats have drawn 51,771 fans to Bramlage for an average of 12,943.

 

  The Wildcats’ starting lineup Tuesday night was: junior guard Blake Young, senior guard Lance Harris, junior guard David Hoskins, senior forward Cartier Martin, senior forward Serge Afeli... It is the first time this season this group has started a game... It is the 63rd consecutive start for Martin and the 66th of his career; he has also appeared in 77 consecutive games... It is the 29th start of Harris’ and Hoskins’ careers... Harris has now appeared in 71 straight games... It is the first start of Afeli’s career... Young, Harris, Hoskins and Martin have started in each of the Wildcats’ first eight games.

 

Kansas State opened the game with a 7-0 run and led 23-5 before Cleveland State made it’s first field goal at the 12:20 mark in the first half... During that stretch, Kansas State’s defense held Cleveland State to an 0-for-8 shooting mark. 

 

The Wildcats scored 50 points in the first half en route to a 50-23 lead at the break... The 50 points was the highest output by the Wildcats in the first half this season and most for a first half since Jan. 10, 2004 against Savannah State when they scored 51... Kansas State’s defense smothered the Vikings in the first half, holding Cleveland State to 8 of 33 (.242) shooting.

 

Martin led all scorers with 21 points for his 6th double-figure scoring night this season and the 53rd of his career... Martin leads the Wildcats with 121 points this season an average of 15.1 points per game... Martin moved past Lon Kruger (1,063) for 14th on the K-State career points list with 1,068 points. 

 

Bennett set a new career-high with 11 points... His previous-high was four against Rutgers on Nov. 15... He also rejected five Cleveland State shots and has recorded a blocked shot in six of the eight contests this season... His career-high for blocks is six, a school and freshman record, against California on Nov. 29... Bennett has 22 blocks this season, two shy of the freshman record set by Shawn Rhodes in 1996... Bennett is averaging 2.7 blocks per game.

 

Hoskins added 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting... It is the 5th time this season and 25th of his career in double figures.

 

Harris scored 10 points, including a 4-of-7 mark from beyond the three-point arc... It is the 5th time this season and 34th time in his career in double figures.

 

Akeem Wright reached double figures for the 3rd time this season and the 7th time in his career, scoring a season-high 13 points...

 

Luis Colon came off the bench to score a career-high nine points... His previous high was four against Rutgers on Nov. 15... Brady Johnson scored the first point of his career with a free throw in the final seconds of the game.