Postgame Notes

March 2, 2014

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Kansas State Postgame Notes
Kansas State (20-9, 10-6 Big 12) 80 – 15/17 Iowa State (22-6, 10-6 Big 12) 73
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Manhattan, Kan. | Bramlage Coliseum

Miscellaneous Notes
•    With today’s win, K-State is now 1,549-1,086 all-time in program history.
•    K-State is now 315-98 all-time at Bramlage Coliseum, including 122-79 in conference play.
•    Head coach Bruce Weber is now 360-172 in his career and 47-17 in his second season at K-State.
•    With the win, K-State has won 15 consecutive games at home, which is the longest streak in Bramlage Coliseum, and the longest at home since a 20-game winning streak at Ahearn Field House on Jan. 28, 1981 to Jan. 30, 1982.
•    K-State is now 32-2 at home under Weber, including 16-1 in Big 12 play.
•    K-State is now 120-19 overall at home since 2006-07, including 51-15 at home in Big 12 play.
•    The win marks the school-record 8th consecutive season that K-State has won 20 or more games in a season…The team also posted double-digit conference wins for the 5th straight year.
•    Tonight’s game was the 217th meeting between the two schools with K-State now leading 136-81, including 79-25 in games played in Manhattan.
•    K-State has now won 10 of its last 13 meetings vs. ranked teams on its home court, including wins over No. 6 Oklahoma State (74-71), No. 25 Oklahoma (72-66), No. 15 Texas (74-57), No. 7 Kansas (85-82 OT), and No. 15 Iowa State.
•    K-State has now beaten seven Top-35 RPI teams, including wins over No. 1 Kansas, No. 9 Iowa State, No. 18 Oklahoma, No. 21 Gonzaga, No. 23 Texas, No. 24 Oklahoma State and No. 32 George Washington.
•    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 5th time K-State has used this starting lineup this season and now holds a 3-2 record with this starting five.

Team Notes
•    K-State eclipsed the 80-point barrier for the third time this season and moved to 8-0 under head coach Bruce Weber, including 3-0 this season, when scoring 80 or more points.
•    K-State connected on 42.4 percent (25-of-59) from the field, including 36.8 percent (7-of-19) from 3-point range, and knocked a season-high 79.3 percent (23-of-29) from the free throw line.
•    K-State held Iowa State to 34.8 percent (23-of-66) from the field, including 25.9 percent (7-of-27) from the 3-point range… It was the Cyclones’ second-lowest field goal percentage of the season… The Wildcats have now held 16 opponents below 40 percent shooting, while 20 have shot less than 30 percent from 3-point range.
•    K-State continued to share the ball at a high rate, handing out 16 assists… This marks the 18th game that K-State has 15 or more assists.
•    The K-State bench outscored Iowa State, 38-2… The 38 points were a season-high… The team has now posted double-digit bench points in 25 of 29 games, including 20 or more on 12 times.
•    Five players scored in double-figures for the Wildcats for just the second time this season.

Individual Notes
•    Senior Shane Southwell led K-State with a team-high 13 points with a four 3-point field goals… He has now led the Wildcats in scoring five times this season… He has now scored in double figures 26 times in his career, including 12 times this season.
•    Junior Thomas Gipson scored 12 points on 5-of-12 field goals, marking the 18th time this season that Gipson has scored in double figures… He also collected team-high 8 boards, marking the 14th time this season he has led the team in rebounding.
•    Sophomore D.J. Johnson tied a career-high with 12 points (5-of-5) off the bench… Johnson also tallied six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes of play… He has now scored in double figures three games in his career.   
•    Freshman Marcus Foster scored in the double-digits for the 23rd time this season with 11 points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal...With one 3-pointer, Foster has knocked down at least one 3-pointer in 26 of 29 games this season.
•    Freshman Wesley Iwundu contributed 11 points on 4-of-7 field from the field…He has now scored in double-figures in seven games this season.