Postgame Notes

Kansas State is now 6-1 all-time against California... This was the first meeting for the teams in Manhattan... The Bears won last year against the Wildcats on Dec. 29, 2006, by a score of 78-48 in Berkeley... Kansas State is 37-22 all-time against the Pac-10, including an 18-4 mark at home.

 

The paid attendance at Bramlage Coliseum was 12,325... The actual attendance for the contest was 5,274.

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Sunday afternoon was senior guard Clent Stewart, senior guard Blake Young, sophomore guard Chris Merriewether, freshman forward Bill Walker and freshman forward Michael Beasley... It marked the first time that this starting five was used... It was the first career start for Merriewether... It was the 74th career start for Clent Stewart and his first on the season.

 

Walker set his new career-high with 30 points in the game...His seven field goals made were also a career-high... Walker had 10 of the first 13 Wildcat points in the game... The freshman totaled 15 points by halftime on 4-for-14 shooting, which included two made three-point shots... This was Walker’s first career game with two three-point field goals... It marks the 10th time in 13 career games for Walker that he has reached double digits in points... Walker also tied his career-high rebounding mark with 10 boards in the game.

 

Cal built a 10-point lead at the 8:46 mark in the first half, but the Wildcats rallied to tie it up at 38-38 by halftime... Cal was 5-for-11 (45.5 percent) from three-point range in the first half, while Kansas State went 2-for-10 (20 percent) from long range... Kansas State had 10 second-chance points compared to just two for Cal at the break... Both teams tallied 18 points in the paint for the half.

 

Stewart reached double-figures in the first half with 10 points... The senior guard finished with 11 points on 4-for-8 shooting... Stewart’s previous season-high for points was 10 against Oregon.

 

Beasley finished the contest with 19 points and 11 rebounds... He has had a double-double in every game this season for the Wildcats... This game marks the second time all season that Beasley did not lead K-State in scoring (Rider).

 

Kansas State held Cal center DeVon Hardin to just three rebounds in the contest... Hardin came into the game second in the country in rebounding average per game (13.0), just behind Beasley (14.8).

 

Seven of the nine Wildcats that played in the game scored... Four of them, Walker, Beasley, Stewart and Jacob Pullen, reached double figures.

 

Kansas State scored more points against Cal this season than any other Cal opponent has... Cal’s previous opponent high was giving up 74 points to Jackson State on Dec. 5, 2007.

 

The game featured 14 ties and 14 lead changes... Cal’s biggest lead was a 10-point margin at the 8:46 mark in the first half... Kansas State’s largest lead was by nine at the 9:39 mark in the second period... The Wildcats had 19 second-chance points compared to just six for Cal.