Jan. 10, 2012
(18/18) Kansas State (12-3, 1-2) 73 – (4/4) Baylor (16-0, 3-0) 75
Manhattan, Kan. – Bramlage Coliseum – Attendance: 12,528
• K-State is now 282-93 (.752) all-time at Bramlage Coliseum… K-State has never had a single season record below .500 in games played in the Octagon of Doom.
• K-State is now 1500-1059 (.586) all-time and 107-46 (.699) under head coach Frank Martin.
• The Wildcats are now 13-11 against the Bears and 3-3 under Frank Martin.
• K-State led Baylor 33-31 at the half thanks to a 6-0 run … The team is now 10-2 this season when leading at the halftime break … K-State used a 15-4 run to open up at 21-11 run but Baylor went on a 14-4 run to tie it up at 25 all.
• The Wildcats’ starting lineup this afternoon consisted of sophomore guard Will Spradling, junior guard Martavious Irving, junior guard Rodney McGruder, senior forward Jamar Samuels and junior forward Jordan Henriquez. This is the second time K-State has used this lineup this season … They are now 1-1 using this lineup.
• K-State is now 2-2 against Top 25 teams this season… The Wildcats beat (17/18) Alabama and (7/6) Missouri while falling to (14/15) Kansas and (4/4) Baylor tonight.
• K-State allowed Baylor to shoot 53.7 percent (29-of-54) from the floor in the first half, a season-high for an opponent … Baylor was No. 24 in the nation in field goal percentage entering today’s contest at 48.4 percent.
• The Wildlcats shot 50.0 percent (25-of-50) which is the highest percentage shot by a Baylor opponent this season as well.
• K-State is now 10-2 this season when scoring 70 or more points… This is only the third time this season an opponent has reached the 70-point mark, K-State is 1-2 in those games.
• Tonight’s game was the first game this season decided by less than 5 points… K-State is now 3-2 this season in games decided by 10 or fewer points.
• Rodney McGruder led the Wildcats with 30 points for a new career-high… He was 10-of-14 (71.4 percent) from the field and 8-of-8 at the free-throw line… His previous high was 28 against Long Beach State… McGruder also had 6 rebounds to lead the Wildcats.
• Jordan Henriquez scored 12 points … He was 5-of-9 from the floor … He also pulled down 4 rebounds.
• Angel Rodriguez scored 7 points and shot 2-of-3, all from 3-point range.
• Jamar Samuels added 7 points for the Wildcats on 2-of-8 shooting and 3-of-5 at the line… He also added 4 rebounds.