Nov. 22, 2013
Kansas State Postgame Notes
Kansas State (2-3) 63 – Georgetown (2-2) 90
Friday, November 22, 2013
Puerto Rico Tip-Off
San Juan, P.R. | Coliseo Roberto Clemente
• K-State lost in its first-ever meeting with Georgetown… The Wildcats are now 23-23 all-time against current members of the Big East, including 7-7 at neutral sites… It was the first meeting with a current Big East member since losing to Butler, 63-56, in the 2010 NCAA West Regional Final in Salt Lake City, Utah.
• 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 2-3 in the event with today’s loss to Georgetown.
• K-State is now 124-75 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.
• The loss to Georgetown dropped K-State into the tournament’s seventh-place game on Sunday against the loser of the second consolation game between VCU (4-1) and Long Beach State (1-4).
• K-State is now 1,531-1,080 all-time in its history, including 181-153 at neutral sites.
• Head Coach Bruce Weber is now 342-166 all-time and 29-11 at K-State… He dropped to 2-1 all-time vs. Georgetown after his Illinois team won a home-and-home in 2004 and 2005.
• K-State lost back-to-back games for the first time since losing the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship game to Kansas and the NCAA Tournament game to La Salle… The team has not been 2-3 after five games since being 2-3 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 four consecutive games since Thomas Gipson and Angel Rodriguez started four in a row against Iowa State (1/31/12), Texas A&M (2/4/12), Texas Tech (2/7/12) and Texas (2/11/12) during the 2011-12 season.
• The 27-point loss was the largest of the Bruce Weber era at K-State and the biggest since suffering a 97-70 setback at No. 9 Kansas on Feb. 7, 2007. It was the largest setback in a non-conference game since a 78-48 drubbing at California on Nov. 29, 2006.
• Georgetown’s 90 points were the most by an opponent this season and the most since Kansas scored 90 on Jan. 29, 2011.
• Georgetown’s 63.5 field goal percentage was the highest by an opponent since Kentucky shot
68.8 percent (22-of-32) against K-State on Nov. 28, 2008.
• The 36.0 field goal percentage (18-of-50) is the second-lowest this season and the lowest since shooting 33.9 percent vs. Northern Colorado (11/8/13).
• K-State connected on a season-best 74.2 percent (23-of-31) from the free throw line.
• K-State posted a 32-28 rebounding advantage… Only the second time the team has tallied a rebounding edge this season.
• K-State had a season-low 6 assists and turned it over a season-high 16 times.
• Thomas Gipson scored a team-high 18 points on 6-of-10 field goals to go with a 6-of-8 effort from the free throw line with team-tying 6 rebounds in 24 minutes… It is his first double-digit scoring game of the season and the 23rd time of his career… 13 of his 18 points came in the second half on 5-of-6 field goals and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.
• Gipson became the first non-freshman to lead the team in scoring this season after Marcus Foster, Wesley Iwundu and Nigel Johnson had 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.
• Freshman Marcus Foster (16) and senior Will Spradling (12) also scored in double figures… Foster’s 16 points came on 3-of-8 field goals and an 8-of-9 effort from the free throw line… Spradling’s 12 points was on 3-of-7 shooting and 5-of-7 from the charity stripe.
• Foster has now scored in double figures in four straight games.
• Foster tied for the team lead in rebounding with 6.
• Spradling has now scored in double figures twice this season and 37 times in his career.