Postgame Notes

Jan. 29, 2011

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Kansas State (14-8, 2-5) 66 – 6/6 Kansas (20-1, 5-1) 90
Allen Fieldhouse – Lawrence, Kan.

Miscellaneous Notes
•     Today’s game was the 271st meeting between K-State and Kansas dating back to 1907… The series is the sixth longest in the NCAA Division I history… The Wildcats are now 90-181 all-time against the Wildcats with today’s loss.
•    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 fifth time this season this starting lineup has been used with a 2-3 record.

Team  Notes
•    K-State shot just 19.4 percent (7-of-36) in the first half of the contest… It was the lowest team shooting percentage in the opening stanza of the season… The Wildcats ended the game shooting 33.8 percent (23-of-68)…  KU’s shooting percentage of 61.8 (34-of-55) is a season-high by a K-State opponent besting Florida’s 53.5 percent in December.
•    The Wildcats turned the ball over 16 times to KU’s 14… The Jayhawks were able to convert those turnovers into 22 points to 17 points off turnovers by K-State.
•    Kansas had five players score in double digits, including four starters… K-State had three players tally double digits, all three were starters (Pullen 21, McGruder 15, Samuels 10).
•    K-State shot 65.0 percent from the free-throw line hitting 13-of-20 … The mark is just off pace of the 72 percent the Wildcats have been averaging over the last eight games… K-State’s big played a part in the high percentage with Jamar Samuels hitting on 6-of-7 and Wally Judge making 3-of-4 at the line.

Individual Notes
•    Jacob Pullen became the all-time leader in steals at K-State with 191 in today’s game… He moves past Steve Henson (190) for the record by himself… Pullen scored 21 points tonight bringing his career total to 1,850…  He now trails only Mike Evans (2,115) on the all-time list at K-State… He moved past  Askia Jones (1,834) and Rolando Blackman (1,844) in tonight’s contest.
•    Rodney McGruder posted 15 points in the loss tonight shooting 5-of-10 from the field… He also pulled down a team-high 6 rebounds to lead the team for the 11th time this season.
•    Jamar Samuels posted double digits in scoring again with 10 points… a majority of his points came from the free-throw line hitting on 6-of-7 from the charity stripe.