Kansas State Postgame Notes

Nov. 7, 2010

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Kansas State Postgame Notes

3/3 Kansas State (0-0) 90 – Washburn (0-0) 44 (Exhibition) 
Bramlage Coliseum – Manhattan, Kan.
Sunday, November 7, 2010

Miscellaneous Notes

• Today’s contest closes out the exhibition portion of K-State’s schedule… It also marks the third time in the last five seasons the two teams have met in an exhibition game… On Nov. 4, 2006, the Wildcats and Ichabods battled through three overtimes before K-State got the 94-90 win under coach Bob Huggins… On Nov. 9, 2008, K-State won 81-57.

• Dating back to 1987 the Wildcats are now 33-9 in exhibition games, including a 7-0 mark against teams from the MIAA (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association).

• The Wildcats’ starting lineup Sunday afternoon consisted of senior guard Jacob Pullen, sophomore guard Nick Russell, sophomore guard Rodney McGruder, sophomore forward Wally Judge, and junior forward Freddy Asprilla… this was the first time K-State has used this lineup.

• Kansas State opens its regular season on Friday when the Wildcats take on James Madison at 8 p.m. Friday… The No. 3 ranking for the Wildcats is the highest in both The Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls a preseason poll.

Team Notes

• K-State’s bench played a big part in Sunday’s game scoring exactly half of the points… Curtis Kelly (11), Jordan Henrigquez-Roberts (9), Victor Ojeleye (6), Nino Williams (6), Shane Southwell (5), Juevol Myles (3), Will Spradling (3), and Martavious Irving (2) combined for 45 of K-State’s 90 points.

• Kansas State was stronger Sunday hitting 26-of-37 (70.3-percent) from the charity stripe… Washburn on the other hand struggled making 7-of-15 to shoot 46.7-percent.

• K-State took advantage of 21 turnovers by Washburn… The Wildcats turned them into 20 points while the Ichabods scored just six points off 15 K-State turnovers.

Individual Notes
• Rodney McGruder led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points on the afternoon… He was hot from the outside on Sunday shooting a perfect 5-of-5 from 3-point range… His season-best last year was four when he made 4-of-5 against Boston University on Nov. 19, 2009.

• Two more Wildcats joined McGruder in double figures scoring … Jacob Pullen (12) and Curtis Kelly (11) each made large contributions to the scoring.

• Jordan Henriquez-Roberts swatted three blocks to lead the team… The Wildcats had a total of nine on the day… The most blocks the Wildcats had in a game last season was 11 against Xavier in the Sweet 16.