Dec. 23, 2010
11/11 Kansas State (10-3) 80 –UMKC (7-5) 64
Bramlage Coliseum – Manhattan, Kan.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
• Today’s game was the 356th men’s game for K-State in Bramlage Coliseum… The Wildcats are now 265-91 (.744) all-time in games played in Bramlage Coliseum.
• Thursday’s contest was the 16th time K-State has faced UMKC… The Wildcats are now 15-1 against the Kangaroos and are a perfect 9-0 in Manhattan.
• The starting lineup for tonight’s contest consisted of sophomore guard Nick Russell, sophomore guard Rodney McGruder, freshman guard Will Spradling, junior forward Freddy Asprilla and sophomore forward Wally Judge… This is the first time this season this starting lineup has been used.
• The Wildcats scored an impressive 25 second chance points… That effort was created by 26 offensive rebounds by K-State… The Wildcats had more offensive boards than defensive.
• K-State drained a season-high 11 3-pointers making 11-of-19… the 57.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc also is a season-high… both marks best the season opener against James Madison when K-State made 10 3’s and shot 52.6 percent from deep.
• The Wildcats posted 20 assists on Thursday coming up one short of their season-high… a number of those assists contributed to K-State’s 32 points in the paint
• The Wildcats out-rebounded the Kangaroos 49-34… K-State is now 67-17 under Frank Martin when pulling down more rebounds than its opponent… K-State has been out-rebounded only once this season.
• K-State is now 52-2 when scoring 80+ points in a game in the Frank Martin era.
• Rodney McGruder posted a career-high 24 points to lead the Wildcats… he drained 7 3-pointers to tie for fourth in a game in school history… he surpasses his previous best of 20 points against Boston University last season.
• Wally Judge tallied his first career double-double in the win scoring 14 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, with 9 of his boards coming on offense.
• Will Spradling scored a career-high 15 points in the win hitting half his shots and draining 3-of-4 from 3-point range.