Jan. 4, 2014
Kansas State Postgame Notes
Kansas State (11-3, 1-0 Big 12) 74 – 6/6 Oklahoma State (12-2, 1-0 Big 12) 71
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Manhattan, Kan. | Bramlage Coliseum
• K-State is now 1,540-1,080 all-time in its history.
• Head coach Bruce Weber is now 351-166 in his career and 38-11 in his second season at K-State.
• Today’s match-up marked the 124th meeting between the two schools… With the win today, the Wildcats move to 75-49 all time against the Cowboys, including 37-15 at home… K-State has won seven of the last 11 games in the series, including three in a row at Bramlage Coliseum… The Wildcats are now 8-4 in conference openers vs. the Cowboys, including 4-0 at home.
• With the win, K-State moved to 51-50 in conference openers, including 35-18 at home… The school is now 7-11 in openers in the Big 12 era, including 5-2 in those at home… The Wildcats have now won five of the last six Big 12 openers at home.
• Bruce Weber is 3-1 all-time vs. Oklahoma State, including 2-0 at home.
• With today’s win, K-State now owns a 9-game winning streak… This streak is the longest winning streak under Bruce Weber and the longest since the Wildcats won 10 in a row from Nov. 22, 2009 to Jan. 3, 2010.
• With today’s win, K-State is now 97-219 all-time against ranked team in The Associated Press poll, including 39-116 vs. Top 10 teams… The school is 2-0 vs. ranked teams this season… The win was the first against the No. 6 team since defeating No. 6 Missouri, 73-69, on Feb. 29, 1992, snapping a nine-game losing streak… The Wildcats are now 2-14 against the AP’s No. 6 team.
• Today’s win was the 12th over a Top 10 opponent at Bramlage Coliseum and the first since knocking off No. 7 Missouri, 75-59, on Jan. 7, 2012… K-State is now 12-24 all-time in Bramlage Coliseum against Top 10 teams.
• Today’s win was the 22nd in school history over a Top 10 opponent when unranked and the first since beating No. 3 Missouri, 78-68, on Feb. 12, 2012… It was the first at home when unranked since beating No. 1 Kansas, 84-68, on Feb. 14, 2011.
• The Wildcats’ starting lineup consisted of freshman guard Marcus Foster, senior guard Will Spradling, senior guard Shane Southwell, freshman forward Wesley Iwundu and junior forward Thomas Gipson… This is the ninth time K-State has used this starting lineup this season with the Wildcats winning all nine match-ups.
• K-State scored over 70 points for the fifth consecutive game and the second-most points this season with 74… The Wildcats connected on 36.7 percent (22-of-60) from the field, including 23.3 percent (5-of-21) from 3-point range.
• K-State out-rebounded Oklahoma State, 38-37, marking the 10th consecutive game the Wildcats have out-rebounded their opponent…The team is now 30-2 under head coach Bruce Weber when out-rebounding their opponent, including a mark of 10-1 this season.
• The 71 points scored by Oklahoma State was 15 points below their season scoring average… This marks the ninth straight game K-State has held an opponent under this season scoring average, including 12 of the last 13 games.
• K-State was able to capitalize on second chance opportunities, pouring in 15 points off of 14 offensive rebounds.
• The Wildcats shot a season high 35 free throws and made a season-best 25 free throws.
• K-State held a 28-24 advantage in points in the paint and a 23-14 advantage in bench points.
• K-State trailed at the half, 38-37 and improves to 5-8 under Weber when trailing at the half.
• Marcus Foster had a team-leading 17 points on 6-of-13 field goals, including 2-of-6 from 3-point range… It marks his 12th double-digit scoring game of his career, including the 12th in the last 13 games… Foster also pulled down a career-high 8 rebounds.
• Nino Williams joined Foster in double digits, posting a season-best 15 points, shooting 4-of-7 from the field… Williams also shot a team-leading 7-of-9 from the free-throw line.
• Thomas Gipson recorded his sixth career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds and his second this season... He has now scored in double figures in eight of 12 games.
• Jevon Thomas gave the Wildcats’ energy off the bench again, scoring a career-high 8 points on 4-of-10 field goals and dishing out a game-high 5 assists… Thomas now has 15 assists in three games this season with just two turnovers.