Postgame Notes vs. Gardner-Webb

Kansas State Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes

December 14, 2008 Bramlage Coliseum Manhattan, KS.

Kansas State 107 (7-3), Gardner-Webb 48 (2-7)

 

Kansas State moved to 3-0 in the all-time series against Gardner-Webb on Sunday evening... The Wildcats are now 3-0 all-time in Bramlage Coliseum against Gardner-Webb.

 

Kansas State posted their fifth consecutive home win to move to 5-0 in Bramlage Coliseum this season... The win continues the Wildcats’ 14-game homecourt winning streak... The Wildcats moved to 235-85 (.734) all-time in Bramlage Coliseum... The attendance in Bramlage Coliseum on Sunday night was 8,112.

 

With the win, Kansas State moved to 439-232 (.654) all-time in the month of December, including having won 31 of its last 40 games during the month.

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Sunday night was sophomore guard Jacob Pullen, junior guard Denis Clemente, sophomore forward Dominique Sutton, senior forward Darren Kent and junior forward Luis Coln... Kansas State has used the same starting lineup all ten games this season.

 

It was a night of season-highs for the Wildcats as they posted a new season high in both points scored and assists. Kansas State scored 107 points against Gardner-Webb which marks the most points scored in a game by the Wildcats since scoring 111 points against Missouri on January 3rd, 1998. Kansas State also posted 30 assists in the contest, which falls just two assists short of the school record of 32 assists in a game, which has been accomplished twice, last time against Delaware State on December 7th, 1991.

 

Kansas State set a new season-high for points in a half by scoring 59 points in the first half of Sunday’s contest... The previous best this season was 49 points in a half which they have accomplished twice... The last time the Wildcats finished with 50+ points in the first half was on February 15th, 2008 against Missouri when they posted 52 points. The 59 points that the Wildcats scored on Sunday were the most points scored in a first half since Kansas State poured on 62 points against Delaware State on December 7th, 1991.

 

Kansas State had four players finish in double figures scoring on Sunday, including three of which had double digits scoring in the first half alone. The contest marked the sixth time that the Wildcats had four players in double digits.

 

The Wildcats’ starting guards Jacob Pullen and Denis Clemente both scored in double digits for the fifth time this season... The Wildcats’ are now 4-1 when having both starting guards finish in double figures scoring.

 

Jacob Pullen marked his first career double-double on Sunday by posting double figures in both scoring and assists. He added 14 points for the Wildcats shooting 5-of-9 from the field and 2-of-3 from three-point range. Pullen set a new career-high on Sunday evening while leading the Wildcats with eleven assists. His assists tie for the seventh-most in school history. His previous career-high was eight against Nebraska on February 6th, 2008.

 

Denis Clemente shot 7-of-9 (.778) from the field and 4-of-6 (.667) from three-point range adding 20 points to the Wildcats’ victory, which marks the most points he has scored while playing at Kansas State. His previous high while in a Wildcat uniform was 19 points, which he has done twice.

 

Jamar Samuels set a career-high 20 points and led the Wildcats with seven rebounds in the 17 minutes that he saw the floor on Sunday evening. He was a perfect 6-of-6 shooting from the field and an impressive 8-of-11 (.727) from the free-throw stripe.

 

Kansas State’s defense held Gardner-Webb to just 30.8-percent from the floor on 15-of-48 shooting, the lowest percentage for a Wildcat opponent this season and the lowest since holding Savannah State to 15.5-percent on January 7, 2008.