Dec. 6, 2013
Kansas State Postgame Notes
Kansas State (5-3) 61 – Ole Miss (6-1) 58
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Manhattan, Kan. | Bramlage Coliseum
• K-State is now 1,534-1,080 all-time in its history.
• Head coach Bruce Weber is now 345-167 all-time and 32-11 at K-State.
• Today’s match-up marked the fourth time the two schools have faced each other and the first win by K-State in the series… Ole Miss now leads the all-time series, 3-1.
• With the win, K-State moved 158-144 all-time against current members of the SEC, including 83-48 mark at home.
• K-State improved to 62-3 at home in non-conference play dating back to the 2006-07 season, including a 60-2 mark during the regular season… The Wildcats have now won 51 of their last 52 non-conference home games… The three losses since 2006-07 have come to DePaul (2007), Oregon (2007) and Northern Colorado in the home opener.
• The Wildcats’ starting lineup consisted of freshman guard Marcus Foster, senior guard Will Spradling, senior guard Shane Southwell, freshman forward Wesley Iwundu and junior forward Thomas Gipson… This is the third time K-State has used this starting lineup this season with the Wildcats winning all three match-ups.
• Foster and Spradling have started all eight games, while Iwundu and Southwell have started seven in a row… Foster and Iwundu have started together each of the last six games.
• K-State held Ole Miss to a season-low 58 points on 37.9 percent shooting, including 16.7 percent from 3-point range… The 58 points were 24 below their season average of 82.0 points per game.
• K-State has now held five opponents below 40 percent shooting from the field this season… The team has now held six of the last seven opponents to their season-low in points, including 60 points or less on five occasions.
• K-State out-rebounded Ole Miss, 43-38, marking the fifth consecutive game the Wildcats have out-rebounded their opponents…The Wildcats are now 24-2 under head coach Bruce Weber when out-rebounding their opponent.
• K-State attempted a season-high 34 free throws and blocked a season-high five shots.
• K-State is only the second team this season to hold Ole Miss’ Marshall Henderson to no more than two 3-pointers in a game.
• Thomas Gipson continued his strong play of late, finishing with 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting… He has scored in double figures in four consecutive games and 26 times in his career…68 of Gipson’s 72 points this season have come in the last four games.
• Gipson converted the highest individual field goal percentage (85.7) this season, topping Wesley Iwundu’s 83.3 percentage performance against Northern Colorado in the home opener.
• Marcus Foster also scored in double figures with 15 points on a season team-high 16 shot attempts in a career-high 37 minutes… He has now scored in double figures in seven consecutive games…His two blocked shots were the first of his career.
• Wesley Iwundu posted his second career double-double and played a season-high 38 minutes… His 10 rebounds tied a career-high and led all players.
• Shane Southwell played a complete game finishing with eight points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in a season-high 38 minutes.