Jan. 24, 2011
Kansas State (14-7, 2-4) 69 – rv/rv Baylor (13-6, 3-3) 61
Bramlage Coliseum – Manhattan, Kan.
• Today’s game was the 361st men’s game for K-State in Bramlage Coliseum… The Wildcats are now 269-92 (.745) all-time in games played in Bramlage Coliseum.
• K-State now holds a 13-10 lead in the all-time series with Baylor… The Wildcats have won three straight over the Bears after winning in the semifinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship and handing Baylor its only home loss last season.
• The starting lineup for tonight’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 fourth time this season this starting lineup has been used with a 2-2 record.
• K-State held Baylor to just 18 points in the first half… That ties for the fewest points allowed by the Wildcats in the opening stanza this season when Texas Southern managed 18 to open the game on Nov. 26.
• The Wildcats again took advantage of opponent turnovers scoring 19 points off 17 turnovers… Baylor scored 11 points off 15 K-State turnovers.
• K-State shot 80.6 percent from the free-throw line hitting 25-of-31 in the contest for a new season-high on mad free throws… The Wildcats struggled earlier in the season at the charity stripe but have found their stroke shooting better than 72.0 percent in three of the last four games.
• Jacob Pullen scored 17 points tonight bringing his career total to 1,829… He now trails Askia Jones by five points for third in school history… Rolando Blackman stands 15 points ahead of Pullen second on the list. … Pullen’s 1 steal move him into a tie for first in K-State history with Steve Henson (190) for most career steals at K-State.
• Curtis Kelly tallied 13 points for the Wildcats and posted 7 rebounds in the win… Kelly has scored in double digits three of the last four games… Kelly came up big on defense with 1 block and 3 steals.
• Will Spradling came off the bench to contribute 17 points to lead the Wildcats for the first time in his career… Spradling shot 2-of-5 from long range and was a perfect 9-of-9 at the free-throw line, including 6-of-6 in the final five minutes of the contest.