Postgame Notes

Jan. 15, 2011

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Kansas State Postgame Notes

21/20 Kansas State (13-5, 1-2) 94 – Texas Tech (8-10, 0-3) 60
Bramlage Coliseum – Manhattan, Kan.
Saturday, January 15, 2011

Miscellaneous Notes
• Today’s game was the 360th men’s game for K-State in Bramlage Coliseum… The Wildcats are now 268-92 (.744) all-time in games played in Bramlage Coliseum.
• K-State now holds a 14-12 lead in the all-time series with Texas Tech dating back to 1955… The Cats are 9-3 at home against the Red Raiders… The win continues a three-game winning streak over the Red Raiders.
• The starting lineup for today’s contest consisted of freshman guard Shane Southwell, sophomore guard Rodney McGruder, senior guard Jacob Pullen, junior forward Jamar Samuels and senior forward Curtis Kelly… This is the first time this season this starting lineup has been used and the eighth different lineup this season.
Jacob Pullen made his 100th start of his career. Only three other players in K-State history have started at least 100 games, Ed Nealy (118), Steve Henson (118) and Rolando Blackman (116).
• Southwell earned his first career start… Kelly made his return to the starting lineup after missing six games due to a suspension
• With the win head coach Frank Martin earned his 85th career win which ties him for fifth all-time in school history with Tom Asbury.

Team  Notes 
• K-State tallied its second 50-point first half of the season with 52 today against Texas Tech… It was the first since posting 57 points in the opening half against North Florida (12/31/10)… The 52 points were the most in the first half of a Big 12 game since scoring 52 against Missouri (2/16/08), while it was  the first in any half of a league contest since the Nebraska (2/17/10; second half) game last season.
• K-State tallied 25 assists on Saturday… This is the fifth time this season K-State has had 20+ assists in a game and the second-highest amount since the Wildcats dished out 26 against North Florida.
• The Wildcats recorded 17 offensive rebounds and were able to convert 25 second-chance points … This is only the second time this season K-State has scored 20+ second-chance points with the other coming against UMKC.

Individual Notes
Jacob Pullen scored 21 points in the win marking his fourth straight game with 20+ points… This is the second time in his career he has recorded four consecutive 20+ point games.
Rodney McGruder recorded his second double-double Saturday, finishing the game with 16 points and a career high 15 rebounds.
Jamar Samuels scored 22 points to lead all scorers. Samuels also added nine rebounds and five assists.  K-State is now 6-0 when Samuels scores at least 20 points.
Curtis Kelly scored 12 points in his return to the lineup, his sixth double-figure scoring game this season and 31st for his career.