March 8, 2014
Kansas State Postgame Notes
Baylor (21-10, 9-9 Big 12) 76 – Kansas State (20-11, 10-8 Big 12) 74
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Manhattan, Kan. | Bramlage Coliseum
• With the loss today, K-State is now 1,549-1,087 all-time in program history.
• K-State is now 315-99 all-time at Bramlage Coliseum, including 122-80 in conference play.
• Head coach Bruce Weber is now 360-173 in his career and 47-18 in his second season at K-State.
• K-State’s 15-game home winning streak came to a close…It was the longest streak in Bramlage Coliseum’s history, and the longest at home since a 20-game winning streak at Ahearn Field House on Jan. 28, 1981 to Jan. 30, 1982.
• Today’s loss is the first defeat at home for the Wildcats in the month of March since March 6, 2010, a streak of four-straight games…K-State is now 5-5 in the month of March under Weber, including 2-1 at home.
• K-State is now 32-3 at home under Weber, including 16-2 in Big 12 play…The Wildcats narrowly missed out on becoming the first K-State team, and 9th in school history, to go unbeaten in league play at home since the 1974-75 squad went 7-0 in Big Eight play.
• K-State is now 120-20 overall at home since 2006-07, including 51-16 at home in Big 12 play.
• Tonight’s game was the 217th meeting between the two schools with K-State still holding a 136-82 lead over the Bears, including 79-26 in games played in Manhattan.
• 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 it now holds a 3-3 record with this starting five.
• K-State gave up 70 or more points for only the 4th time this season, with its record falling to 2-2 in those contests…It is also only the 9th time in the Bruce Weber era…The Wildcats are 4-5 overall under Weber in those games.
• Today’s game saw the score tied only 3 times and have one lead change…K-State led the contest until the 9:49 mark of the second half.
• K-State connected on 42.9 percent (24-of-56) from the field, including 38.9 percent (7-of-18) from 3-point range, and was 70.4 percent (19-of-27) from the charity stripe.
• K-State allowed Baylor to shoot 50 percent (24-of-48) from the field, including 33.3 percent (5-of-15) from the 3-point range… The second-worst free throw team in the Big 12 heading into the contest, Baylor hit 71.9 percent (23-of-32) of its free throws, including 17-straight to end the game…The 23 free throws were the most made by the Bears since they hit a season-high 32 freebies against Southern on Dec. 22, 2013.
• The Wildcats held Baylor to its second-lowest first half scoring output of the season at 25 points…K-State held Baylor to a season-worst 21 first half points in the teams’ first meeting of the season in Waco, Texas.
• K-State continued to share the ball at a high rate, handing out 16 assists… This marks the 19th game that K-State has 15 or more assists.
• The Wildcats out-rebounded the Bears 33-to-26, including a 14-to-6 advantage on the offensive glass…It was the 19th time this season K-State has won the battle on the boards, with its record in those contests now at 13-6.
• K-State led Baylor in both points in the paint (28-to-26) and second-chance points (17-to-13)…Despite winning those battles, the Wildcats were outscored 11-to-0 on the fast break.
• Freshman Marcus Foster led all Wildcats with 29 points on 9-of-16 fields, including 7-of-11 from beyond the arc…It marked the 25th time Foster has reached double-digits and his highest scoring output since he scored a career-high 34 points against Texas on Feb. 8, 2014…His 7 threes made are a career-high and team season-high, besting both Shane Southwell’s season-best and his previous career-best of 5 threes.
• Junior Nino Williams registered his 1st double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 boards… The effort is also his 1st career double-double and makes him only the 4th Wildcat to register one this season…Williams shot 70 percent (7-of-10) from the field, marking the 5th time this season (min. 4 FG made) he has shot better than 60 percent.
• Junior Thomas Gipson pitched in 16 points, including going a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line…It is only the 2nd time this season a Wildcat has gone perfect (min. of 5 FTs made) from the charity stripe…Gipson added 7 boards and his double-digit scoring performance makes it 19 of the last 27 games he has scored 10 or more points.
• Senior Will Spradling had a game-high 8 assists and team-high 3 steals…The eight helpers are a season-high and the most for Spradling since he had a career-high 9 assists against North Florida on Dec. 11, 2011.
• Baylor’s Kenny Chery tied Foster’s game-high output of 29 points…More notably, the junior guard was 13-of-14 from the free throw line, including a perfect 12-of-12 in the second half.