Postgame Notes

Nov. 18, 2010

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Kansas State Postgame Notes

3/3 Kansas State (3-0) 76 – Prebyterian (0-2) 67

Bramlage Coliseum – Manhattan, Kan.
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Miscellaneous Notes
•    Today’s game was the 352nd men’s game for K-State in Bramlage Coliseum… The Wildcats are now 261-91 (.742) all-time in games played in Bramlage Coliseum.
•    Thursday’s contest was the first ever between K-State and Presbyterian… K-State is now a perfect 6-0 against teams from the Big South Conference.
•    The Wildcats’ starting lineup Tuesday 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 third time K-State has used this lineup this season… K-State started with this lineup in its last exhibition game as well.
•    Today’s contest concludes the Manhattan Regional of the O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic… the Wildcats will take on Gonzaga this Monday in Kansas City at the Sprint Center.

Team  Notes
•    The Wildcats scored 20 second chance points thanks to 16 offensive rebounds… The Blue Hose tallied just 8 offensive rebounds resulting in 6 second chance points.
•    K-State had 5 players score in double digits on the night… Jacob Pullen (15), Rodney McGruder (13), Martavious Irving (10), Jamar Samuels (10) and Wally Judge (10)… the last time the Wildcats had five players score in double figures was at Oklahoma (Feb. 20) last season.
•    The Wildcats were able to hold off a strong shooting performance by Presbyterian as the Blue Hose shot 50.0 percent (25-of-50)… K-State is now 9-16 under Coach Frank Martin when opponents shoot 50 percent or better and also is 25-21 in games decided by 10 points or less in that span.
•    K-State shot 54.3 percent (19-of-35) in the first half… this is significantly higher than the Wildcats’ previous two games this season when they shot 38.7 percent against James Madison and 36.4 percent against Virginia Tech.

Individual Notes
•    Jacob Pullen scored 15 points on the night to pass Cartier Martin for sixth place in K-State history… he now has 1,554 points for his career and is101 behind Steven Henson.
•    Martavious Irving posted a career-high in points for the second straight game with 10.
•    Victor Ojeleye saw his first significant among of playing time this season scoring 4 points in 8 minutes and pulling down 2 rebounds.