Postgame Notes

Kansas State is now 1-0 all-time against Winston-Salem State... The Wildcats have a perfect 16-0 record against teams from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference... Kansas State is 220-84 all-time in Bramlage Coliseum.

 

The paid attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for Saturday’s game was 9,150... The actual attendance was 4,496.

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Saturday night was freshman guard Jacob Pullen, senior guard Blake Young, junior forward Andre Gilbert, freshman forward Bill Walker and freshman forward Michael Beasley... It marks the first game that this starting lineup was used.

 

Kansas State held an eight-point advantage at the half, 39-31... The Wildcats’ largest lead of the half was 13 with a 34-21 score... The Rams finished the first half with 39.3 percent shooting, slightly higher than the Cats’ 37.1 percent... Beasley and senior guard Clent Stewart each recorded 12 points after the first 20 minutes of play.

 

Michael Beasley had a career night with 40 points in 23 minutes, tying for the eighth most points in a single game with Mike Evans (40 vs. Colorado; 1/15/77)... The 40-point performance marks the first time a K-State player scored 40 or more points since Askia Jones put down 62 vs. Fresno State on March 24, 1994... He also pulled in 15 boards to notch his 11th career double-double.

 

Beasley notched his fifth contest of 30 or more points... He now sits fourth all-time for 30-point games in a season... Beasley trails leaders Bob Boozer (7) and Norris Coleman (7), as well as third-place Mitch Richmond (6).

 

Beasley finished with 28 second-half points after shooting 11-of-14 (.786) from the field and 3-of-3 from three-point range while adding nine rebounds and three blocks... He recorded 24 of the first 29 team points in the half... Prior to the Winston-Salem State game, Beasley averaged 14.4 points on 64.1 percent shooting and 6.0 rebounds per game in the second half... He now has scored in double figures in nine of 11 second halves this season.

 

Senior guard Clent Stewart registered a season-high 14 points after shooting 5-of-9 from the field and 2-of-3 from beyond the arc... His previous high this season was 13 vs. Florida A&M at the Sprint Center on Dec. 17th.

 

Freshman guard Fred Brown tied his career high of nine points after shooting 4-of-9 from the field and recording one three-point basket... He also finished with nine against Florida A&M on Dec. 17th.

 

The Wildcat squad recorded 52 boards against the Rams, who finished with 30... Andre Gilbert and Darren Kent each contributed a career-high seven rebounds.

 

Kansas State put back a season-high seven blocks as a team... Beasley led the team with three, while Chris Merriewether had a career high of two.

 

The Cats outscored their opponent 51-17 in the second half while K-State shot 54.5 percent from the field on 18-of-33... The Cats’ defense held Winston-Salem to 24.0 percent shooting with only six made shots on 25 attempts.

 

K-State scored 90 points for the second time this season as the Wildcats had 94 in the season-opener Nov. 9th vs. Sacramento State... KSU shot 31-of-68 from the field (45.6 percent) and 7-of-18 (38.9 percent) in three-point field goals.