K-State v. TCU Postgame Notes

Feb. 19, 2014

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Kansas State Postgame Notes
Kansas State (18-8, 8-5 Big 12) 65 – TCU (9-16, 0-13 Big 12) 53
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Manhattan, Kan. | Bramlage Coliseum

Miscellaneous Notes
• With today’s win, K-State is now 1,547-1,085 all-time in program history.
• K-State is now 314-98 all-time at Bramlage Coliseum, including 121-79 in conference play.
• Head coach Bruce Weber is now 358-171 in his career and 45-16 in his second season at K-State.
• With the win, K-State has won 14 consecutive games at home, which ties the longest streak in Bramlage Coliseum, and the longest since winning 14 in-a-row from Jan. 15, 2011 to Jan. 7, 2012.
• K-State is now 31-2 at home under Weber, including 15-1 in Big 12 play.
• K-State is now 119-19 overall at home since 2006-07, including 50-15 at home in Big 12 play.
• Tonight’s win ties Bruce Weber (45) with Lon Kruger for the most wins by a head coach in his first two seasons in school history.
• Tonight’s game was the 9th meeting in the series with K-State leading 7-2. The Wildcats are 4-1 in games played in Bramlage Coliseum. K-State is now 4-0 against TCU in the Big 12 era.
• Since 2006-07, the Wildcats are 42-18 in February with a winning record in each of the past five seasons.
• The Wildcats’ starting lineup consisted of freshman guard Marcus Foster, senior guard Will Spradling, junior forward Nino Williams, freshman forward Wesley Iwundu and junior forward Thomas Gipson… This is the 2nd time K-State has used this starting lineup this season and now holds a 1-1 record with this starting five.

Team Notes
• K-State has scored 65 points or less in only 10 games this season with a record of 5-5 in those games.
• K-State connected on 42.6 percent (23-of-54) from the field, including 33.3 percent (5-of-15) from 3-point range.
• K-State held TCU to 36.2 percent (17-of-47) from the field, including 15.4 percent (2-of-13) from the 3-point range.
• K-State continued to share the ball at a high rate, handing out 16 assists. This marks the 16th game that K-State has 15 or more assists.
• K-State has held its opponents to 26 points or less at halftime with a 10-1 record against these opponents, including a 3-1 record in Big 12 play.
• With 32 points in the paint tonight, K-State has led the category in 8 of its past 9 games.
• K-State out-rebounded TCU 47-24, including 18 offensive rebounds, the team’s highest total since Dec. 28, 2013 against Tulane (21).
• The Wildcats won despite committing 18 turnovers, their second-highest total of the season.

Individual Notes
• Junior Thomas Gipson had an outstanding game, scoring 16 points on 5-of-10 field goals, including 6-of-7 from the free throw line. It marked the 15th time this season that Gipson has scored in double-figures.
• Gipson also collected season-tying high 11 boards, marking his 3rd double-double this season and 7th for his career.
• Freshman Marcus Foster scored in the double-digits for the 21st time this season with 13 points and 6 assists.  
• Junior Nino Williams scored 11 points, making it the 5th time scoring in double-digits this season.
• Senior Will Spradling contributed 10 points on 4-of-8 from the field; including 2-of-5 from 3-point range …He has now scored in double-figures in 8 games this season.
• Senior Omari Lawrence had a bench-high 9 points…Lawrence’s 9 points was his 2nd-highest offensive output this season.