Postgame Notes

Nov. 21, 2013

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Kansas State Postgame Notes
Kansas State (2-2) 61 – Charlotte (3-1) 68
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Puerto Rico Tip-Off  |  San Juan, P.R. | Coliseo Roberto Clemente

Miscellaneous Notes
•    K-State lost in its first-ever meeting with Charlotte… The Wildcats are now 24-15 all-time against Conference USA opponents, including 5-4 at neutral sites.
•    K-State is playing in its 43rd in-season tournament since 1935, including second visit to the Puerto Rico Tip-Off (2009)… The school fell to 2-2 in the event with today’s loss to Charlotte.
•    K-State is now 124-74 in in-season tournaments dating back to 1935… The Wildcats have won 15 in-season tournaments with the last coming at the 2011 Diamond Head Classic.
•    K-State is now 1,531-1,079 all-time in its history, including 181-152 at neutral sites.
•    Head Coach Bruce Weber is now 342-165 all-time and 29-10 at K-State… He dropped to 1-2 all-time vs. Charlotte, including consecutive losses dating back to 2002.
•    K-State saw its two-game winning streak end with the loss to Charlotte… The team has not been 2-2 after four game since being 1-3 to start the 2002-03 season.
•    The Wildcats’ starting lineup consisted of freshman guard Marcus Foster, senior guard Will Spradling, senior guard Shane Southwell, freshman forward Wesley Iwundu and sophomore forward D.J. Johnson… This is the third time K-State has used this starting lineup this season.
•    With Foster and Iwundu’s starts, it marks the first time two true freshmen have started three consecutive games since Thomas Gipson and Angel Rodriguez started three in a row against Texas A&M (2/4/12), Texas Tech (2/7/12) and Texas (2/11/12) during the 2011-12 season.

Team Notes
•    The 61 points were the second-fewest this season and the fewest since Northern Colorado (11/8/13)… The Wildcats are 28-5 when scoring less than 70 points under Bruce Weber.
•    The 37.3 field goal percentage is the second-lowest this season and the lowest since shooting 33.9 percent vs. Northern Colorado (11/8/13). The 19.5 3-point field goal percentage is also the second-lowest and the lowest since shooting 10.5 percent also vs. UNC.
•    K-State held Charlotte to a season-low 68 points on 39.3 percent shooting, including 26.7 percent from 3-point range… The lowest point total prior to Thursday was 80 vs. East Tennessee State (11/8)… The field goal percentage was also the lowest this season.
•    K-State was out-rebounded 46-34 by Charlotte... The team has been out-rebounded in three of four games… The 46 rebounds are the most since giving up 49 to Northern Colorado (11/8/13).
•    K-State forced Charlotte to turn the ball over 19 times, posting an 18-11 edge on points off turnovers… In the last two games, the Wildcats have forced their opponents into 39 turnovers, including 19 steals, and held a 37-21 advantage in points off turnovers.
•    K-State set season-highs for points in the paint (22), second-chance points (16) and bench points (22)… The 18 points off of turnovers were the second-most since Long Beach State (11/17/13).

Individual Notes
•    Nigel Johnson scored a team-high 14 points on 5-of-12 field goals, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range, to go with a 1-of-2 effort from the free throw line… It marked his first career double-digit scoring game… He came into the contest 0-of-11 from field.
•    Johnson also tallied season-highs for rebounds (6), steals (2) and minutes (23).
•    A freshman (Marcus Foster, Wesley Iwundu and Nigel Johnson) has now led the team in scoring in each of its first four games and each of the first five counting the exhibition game with Pittsburg State (11/1/13)… Foster led vs. Oral Roberts (11/13) and Long Beach State (11/17), Iwundu vs. Northern Colorado (11/8) and Johnson vs. Pitt State and Charlotte.
•    The last time a freshman led in scoring in each of the first four games was Michael Beasley to start the 2007-08 season… Beasley led the team in scoring in each of the first five games.
•    Foster, Iwundu and Johnson combined to score 33 of the team’s 61 points on 43.3 percent shooting… The trio has combined to score 116 points in four games (29.0 ppg.).
•    Freshman Marcus Foster and senior Shane Southwell also scored in double figures with 11 points each… Foster has now scored in double figures three straight games, while Southwell has scored in double figures 16 times in his career and twice this season.
•    Southwell nearly posted his first career double-double, as he tallied a career-tying nine rebounds vs. Charlotte to go with 11 points in 36 minutes… It was his most minutes since playing 38 vs. La Salle (3/22/13) in the NCAA Tournament.
•    Senior Will Spradling posted nine points, five rebounds and a team-high three assists in 39 minutes… It marked the fourth time that he has played 39 or more minutes in a game.