K-State v. Texas Tech Postgame Notes

Jan. 28, 2014

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Kansas State Postgame Notes
Kansas State (15-6, 5-3 Big 12) 66 – Texas Tech (10-11, 2-6 Big 12) 58
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Manhattan, Kan. | Bramlage Coliseum

Miscellaneous Notes
• With tonight’s win, K-State is now 1,544-1,083 all-time in program history.
• K-State is now 312-98 all-time at Bramlage Coliseum, including 119-79 in conference play.
• Head coach Bruce Weber is now 355-169 in his career and 42-14 in his second season at K-State.
• With the win tonight, K-State has won 11 straight at home, which is tied for the 4th longest win streak in Bramlage Coliseum.
• K-State is now 28-2 at home under Weber, including 12-1 in Big 12 play.
• K-State is now 116-19 overall at home since 2006-07, including 47-15 at home in Big 12 play.
• Tonight’s match-up marked the 31st meeting between the two schools… The Wildcats are now 19-12 against the Red Raiders and Bruce Weber improves to 3-0 vs. Texas Tech.
• 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 16th time K-State has used this starting lineup this season and now holds a 13-3 record with this starting five.
• K-State has now won nine of the past 11 meetings with Texas Tech, including a current streak of eight straight wins dating back to 2009.

Team Notes
• K-State continued to share the ball at a high rate, dishing out 16 assists on 22 made field goals – the Wildcats lead the Big 12 in assist-to-field goals success rate at 63.8 percent (316 of 495).  
• K-State’s stellar defense was on display again, holding Texas Tech to its second lowest point total of the season at 58 points on a season-low 33.9% percent (19-of-56) shooting.
• K-State has held 27 opponents to 60 points or less under Weber with an impressive 25-2 record in those games, including a perfect 11-0 this season.
• K-State led Texas Tech by 12 at the half (32-20), and improves to 13-1 this season when leading at the half, and are 37-2 under Coach Weber.
• Despite being out-rebounded as a team for only the 6th time this season, the Wildcats had 5 players with four or more rebounds—the Wildcats have won 13 of 15 games in which this occurred.
• The Wildcats held Texas Tech 18 points below its Big 12 scoring average (73.3%)
• As a team, the Wildcats had five blocked shots on the night, tying a season high.

Individual Notes
• Senior Will Spradling recorded a season-best and game-high 17 points to go along with four assists, three rebounds, and one steal…Spradling moves into 9th place all-time in games played throughout his career with his 122nd game tonight.
• Sophomore D.J. Johnson led the Wildcats with seven rebounds on the night—the 5th time this season Johnson has led the Wildcats in rebounding.
• Junior Nino Williams scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go along with four rebounds, two steals, one assist, and zero turnovers in just 19 minutes of playing time…it is the 4th time in the last eight games that Williams has scored in double figures.
• Freshman Wesley Iwundu scored 11 points to go along with four rebounds, and one assist…it is the 5th time Iwundu has scored in double figures this season, and the second time in Big 12 play.
• Freshman Jevon Thomas tied for a team high with four assists… it is the 7th time this season in just 10 games that Thomas has led the team in assists.