Postgame Notes

Kansas State moved to 2-0 in the all-time series against Wagner on Tuesday night... Last season, the Wildcats defeated the Seahawks 101-59... The Wildcats are 9-3 all-time against teams from the Northeast Conference.

 

In wearing purple uniforms tonight, Kansas State has now worn all four of its uniforms this season at home... This is the first time the team has worn purple at home this season and was due by a request by the Wagner coaches and their traveling schedule... The squad wore its traditional home white uniforms against SE Missouri State, Emporia State, Oakland and Southern Miss, while its two-tone purple uniforms against Florida A&M and Gardner-Webb and black uniforms for its contest against Centenary.

 

Kansas State posted their ninth consecutive home win to move to 7-0 in Bramlage Coliseum this season... The win continues the Wildcats’ 17-game homecourt winning streak in the month of December, including 27 of its last 28... The Wildcats moved to 237-85 (.736) all-time in Bramlage Coliseum... The attendance in Bramlage Coliseum was 7,304.

 

Kansas State began the game on a 12-0 run and held Wagner without a field goal for the first 9:38. The Wildcats in the first half had other notable leads of 24-2 and 37-8. During the span, K-State connected on its first 5 three point attempts.

 

Jacob Pullen continued his defensive excellence as he recorded two more steals. Pullen has at least one steal in all 12 games this season and in 16 straight regular season games.

 

Dominique Sutton had a career high 21 points.... His career night also included 10 rebounds to notch his first double-double and personal bests in both free throws attempted and made (6-8). His previous high was 15 points against Kentucky. This marks the 5th time he has scored in double figures this season.

 

With Dominique Sutton’s 21 point performance, he became the sixth Wildcat with a 20-point game this season. Kansas State leads the Big 12 with six people to do such a feat. Last season, Missouri led the conference with six players as well.

 

Jamar Samuels has now recorded at least one block in seven straight games.

 

Kansas State has now held their opponents to 55 points or less in four straight games. The last time a Wildcat team has done this came back in the 1982-83 season.

 

Kansas State forced Wagner to shoot 34.7 percent in the game. The squad has held nine opponents to below 40 percent shooting.

 

Jacob Pullen’s 24 points is the second largest in his career. He hit 4-5 from three and 8-12 from the field. His career high of 26 came vs. Oakland earlier this year. It was Pullen’s fourth 20 point game of career.

 

Tonight’s game against Wagner marked the sixth time both Jacob Pullen and Denis Clemente scored in double digits.

 

Kansas State shot 62.5 percent in the first half including 6 of 8 (75 percent) from beyond the arc. Both of these percentages are team bests under head coach Frank Martin.

 

Kansas State outscored Wagner 32-12 in the paint. The Wildcats have now outscored opponents 440-234 in the paint this season.

 

Kansas State finishes the 2008 calendar year at 9-3, bettering last years NCAA Tournament bound team’s 9-4 mark.

 

With the win, Kansas State moved to 441-232 (.655) all-time in the month of December, including having won 32 of its last 42 games during the month.