Nov. 2, 2010
Kansas State Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
November 2, 2010 • Bramlage Coliseum • Manhattan, Kan.
Kansas State 83, Newman 56 (Exhibition)
• Tonight’s contest was the first-ever meeting between the Wildcats and Jets… Newman is one of five NCAA Division II schools to open its season against Division I team ranked in the preseason Top Five… The Heartland Conference member also has never faced a preseason Top Five team.
• The attendance on Tuesday night was a sold-out 12,528… Kansas State’s largest season-opening crowd was Bramlage Coliseum’s grand opening, an 81-77 win over Purdue on November 26, 1988, which was witnessed by 13,304 fans.
• The Wildcats’ starting lineup Tuesday night consisted of senior guard Jacob Pullen, junior forward Victor Ojeleye, sophomore guard Rodney McGruder, sophomore forward Wally Judge, and senior forward Curtis Kelly.
• Kansas State dominated in the paint, outscoring the Jets 38-21… K-State’s big men combined for 36 points on the night.
• The Wildcats held Newman to just 32.8 percent (20-of-61) shooting overall…The Jets shot 11-of-28 (39.3 percent) in the first half.
• Two Wildcats scored in double figures on Tuesday night… Jacob Pullen led the team with 15 shooting 5-of-13 from the field and 2-of-6 from 3-point range… Wally Judge scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting and 4-of-10 at the free-throw line… Judge had a double-double pulling down 11 rebounds.
• Kansas State held the advantage on the glass pulling down 59 rebounds to Newman’s 34… K-State turned 22 offensive rebounds into 25 second chance points… Newman had only four points on second chance.
• Freddy Asprilla, Will Spradling, Shane Southwell, Nino Williams, Juevol Myles and Alex Potuzak all played in their first career games as Wildcats… Asprilla tallied nine points on 3-of-6 shooting (50.0 percent) and three free throws to go with a team-high 13 rebounds… Southwell contributed nine points as well making all four of his free throw attempts… Spradling (7) and Williams (5) all also tallied points in their first career action.