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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
K-State scored 90 points for the second time this season as the Wildcats had 94 in the season-opener Nov. 9th vs.