Postgame Notes

Nov. 12, 2010

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Kansas State Postgame Notes

3/3 Kansas State (1-0) 75 – James Madison (0-1) 61

Bramlage Coliseum – Manhattan, Kan.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Miscellaneous Notes

·         Today marked to opening of the 2010-11 season for Kansas State… the Wildcats are now 83-24 (.776) in season openers including a 69-9 (.885) mark when debuting in Manhattan… K-State has won 14 straight home openers dating back to 1994.

·         Tonight’s game was the 350th men’s game for K-State in Bramlage Coliseum… The Wildcats are now 259-91 (.740) all-time in games played in Bramlage Coliseum.

·         Friday’s contest was the first ever between K-State and James Madison… K-State is now 7-2 against teams from the Colonial Athletic Association.

·         The Wildcats’ starting lineup Friday 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 in the regular season… K-State started with this lineup in its last exhibition game.

Team  Notes

·         Kansas State forced 26 turnovers by James Madison and turned it into 21 points off turnovers…The Dukes were only able to score 9 points off 16 K-State turnovers.

·         The Wildcats made 10 3-point shots making 10-of-19 (52.6 percent)… the last time K-State made at least 10 3-pointers was against BYU in the NCAA Tournament Second Round last season.

·         K-State shot just 43.6 percent on the night compared to James Madison’s 48.8 percent but was able to come away with the victory thanks to a 10-4 advantage from 3-point range.

Individual Notes

·         Nick Russell had two 3-pointers on the night for a new career-high… he also posted a career-high in points with 19… his previous high scoring night came against Loyola Chicago last season with seven.

·         Jacob Pullen led K-State with 20 points shooting 5-of-10 from the field… he made 3-of-5 shots from 3-point range and added five assists.

·         Martavious Irving tied his career-high in 3-pointers with two with his previous best came last season against Xavier on December 12… he also tied his career-high in points with eight also from the Xavier game.

·         Will Spradling had a career-high in points with nine.