Postgame Notes

Kansas State is now 2-0 all-time against Florida A&M... In the teams’ only other meeting, Kansas State beat Florida A&M 93-48 on Nov. 27, 1990, in Bramlage Coliseum... The Wildcats have a perfect 15-0 record against teams from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference... Kansas State is 98-68 all-time in Kansas City.

 

The attendance at the Sprint Center for the inaugural K-State Holiday Classic was 17,699... It was the most people to see the Wildcats in action since the Big 12 Tournament last season against Kansas (18,879).

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Monday night was senior guard Clent Stewart, senior guard Blake Young, sophomore guard Chris Merriewether, freshman forward Bill Walker and freshman forward Michael Beasley... It was the second straight game that this starting lineup was used and the second time ever.

 

Kansas State was 21-for-26 (80.8%) from the free-throw line in the first half compared to 7-for-8 (87.5%) for Florida A&M... The Wildcats led the Rattlers in points in the paint 12-2 at halftime... Kansas State’s largest lead of the first half was by 21 with 34 seconds left in the half.

 

Jacob Pullen posted a career-high in rebounds in the contest with six... Pullen’s previous best was a three-rebound effort twice this season... Pullen also added a career-best in assists with six in the game.

 

Beasley continued to lead the Wildcats in points and rebounds... The freshman had his 10th double-double in as many games, scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 boards... He came into the contest tied for fifth in the country in scoring average and leading the nation in rebounding.

 

Fred Brown reached a career-high in points scored by posting nine points in 16 minutes, also a career-high... The freshman guard had previously reached five points twice this season... Brown was 4-for-6 on field goals, including 1-for-2 from behind the three-point line.

 

Stewart tallied his best effort on the season in points scored with 13... The senior guard was 3-for-7 from the field, including 2-for-5 from three-point range... Stewart was a perfect five-for-five from the free-throw line and added three assists in the contest.

 

James Franklin had a career-best in points with three after knocking down a left-wing three-pointer in the final minutes of the contest.

 

Luis Coln posted season-bests in points and rebounds with six and four, respectively... Coln was 2-for-5 from the field and 2-for-4 from the free-throw line.

 

Kansas State shot 49.1 percent from the field in the game on 26-for-53 shooting... The last time the Wildcats shot 50 percent or better from the floor was against Oklahoma on March 3, 2007, when Kansas State was 25-for-47 (53.2 percent) from the field.

 

Kansas State’s biggest lead in the contest was a 32-point cushion with 12:52 left in the second half... Florida A&M never led... Kansas State doubled the Rattlers in points in the paint 32-16... The Wildcats had 13 second-chance points compared to just two for Florida A&M... Kansas State had 39 bench points and Florida A&M totaled 19.