Jan. 14, 2014
Kansas State Postgame Notes
Kansas State (13-4, 3-1 Big 12) 72 – Oklahoma (13-4, 2-2 Big 12) 66
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Manhattan, Kan. | Bramlage Coliseum
• K-State is now 1,543-1,081 all-time in its history.
• Head coach Bruce Weber is now 353-167 in his career and 40-12 in his second season at K-State.
• Today’s match-up marked the 198th meeting between the two schools… With the win, the Wildcats improve to 94-104 against the Sooners… K-State is 3-0 under Bruce Weber, with K-State winning both match ups last season.
• K-State is now against Oklahoma 57-36 in home games, including an 11-3 mark at Bramlage.
• 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 12th time K-State has used this starting lineup this season and the they are 11-1 this season with this starting five.
• K-State had five players in double digits for the first time this season. The players were Marcus Foster (18), Shane Southwell (16), Wesley Iwundu (11), Will Spradling (10), and Nino Williams (10).
• K-State is now 24-1 under Weber when scoring 70 or more points, including 9-0 this season.
• The team connected on 42 percent (21-of-50) from the field, including a season high 52.4 percent (11-of-21) from 3-point range.
• K-State continued their efficient offense, dishing out 16 assists on 21 made field goals – the Wildcats lead the Big 12 in Assist to Baskets success rate at 63 percent.
• The Wildcats out-rebounded Oklahoma, 42-38… K-State has won the battle on the boards against their opponents 12 of the last 13 games… The Wildcats are 12-1 this season when out-rebounding their opponents this season.
• Coming into the game, Oklahoma was averaging 87 points per game… K-State’s defense held the Sooners to 66 points… This is the second lowest scoring output by Oklahoma this season, - the lowest was 64 points against Texas A&M on Dec. 21, 2013.
• Despite winning the battle on the boards, the Wildcats were outscored in the paint 26-14… The Wildcats also were on the wrong end of a 19-5 advantage for the Sooners in second chance points.
• K-State was 19-of-28 (67.9%) from the charity stripe… This is the fifth straight game that the Wildcats have shot 60 percent from the free throw line.
• Marcus Foster led all K-State scorers with 18 points… The freshman shot 4-of-8 from three point range, with two back-to-back threes in the first half… The double-digit output is Foster’s 14th double-digit scoring game this season.
• Shane Southwell scored 16 points in the game with eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and two steals.
• Wesley Iwundu was perfect from the three-point arc (3-of-3)… He added 11 points and six rebounds.
• Junior forward Nino Williams provided a spark off the bench… The junior had 10 points and nine rebounds on the game…Williams was also a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line.