No. 3 K-State Concludes Exhibition Play vs. Washburn
No. 3 K-State Concludes Exhibition Play vs. Washburn
Nov. 6, 2010
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Kansas State (1-0 Exhibition)
vs. Washburn (0-1 Exhibition)
Date: Sunday, November 7, 2010
Tipoff: 2:40 p.m. CT
Location: Manhattan, Kan. | Arena: Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Television: FOX Sports Kansas City
(Ben Boyle, play-by-play; Stan Weber, analyst; Brian McCann, producer)
Channel Directory: DirecTV 672, Dish Network 448, AT&T U-verse 750
Radio: K-State Sports Network
(Wyatt Thompson, play-by-play; Matt Walters, analyst)
Local Stations: 101.5-FM (KMKF), Sports Radio 1350-AM (KMAN).
Satellite Radio: n/a
Head Coaches: Kansas State - Frank Martin (Florida International ‘93) is 72-32 (.692) in his fourth season. Washburn - Bob Chipman (Kansas State ‘73) is 678-278 (.709) in his 32nd season both overall and at the school.
Series: K-State is 2-0 in exhibition games against Washburn and 28-13 in regular season games. Last time: 81-57 win on Nov. 9, 2008. Frank Martin is 1-0 in exhibition vs. Washburn, while Bob Chipman is 0-2 in exhibition vs. K-State.
Last Time Out: K-State defeated Newman, 83-56, on Nov. 2, while Washburn lost 92-62 at No. 7/7 Kansas, also on Nov. 2.
Rankings: K-State is No. 3 in both the preseason AP and USA Today/ESPN Top 25 polls. Washburn is not ranked in the Division II poll.
Tickets: Sold out. Selected tickets for holiday games [Dec. 23, Dec. 31, Jan. 3] are available at www.k-statesports.com.
3/3 K-State concludes exhibition play Sunday vs. Washburn
No. 3 Kansas State plays its and second final exhibition game on Sunday afternoon, as the Wildcats face Division II foe Washburn (0-0), led by former Wildcat Bob Chipman, at 2:30 p.m. CT at Bramlage Coliseum. This will mark the second time in the last three seasons that the two teams have played in an exhibition game with the Wildcats winning 94-90 in three overtimes on Nov. 4, 2006 and again 81-57 on Nov. 9, 2008. The Ichabods return nine lettermen, including all five starters, from a team that went 16-14 overall in 2009-10, including an eighth-place finish in the MIAA with an 8-12 mark. The schools have met 41 times in the regular season dating back to 1905 with K-State owning a 28-13 series lead. The last Ichabods’ win in the series came on Dec. 11, 1945 in Manhattan by a score of 42-38. This marks the first time since 2005-06 that the Wildcats have played two exhibition games.
K-State will look continue its recent success in exhibition play with nine consecutive wins dating back to the 2004-05 season, including an 83-56 win over Newman in the team’s first exhibition game on Tuesday. Dating back to 1987, the Wildcats are 32-9 in exhibition games, including 6-0 against teams from the MIAA (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association). Since 2004, the squad has elected to play the four Kansas members (Emporia State, Fort Hays State, Pittsburg State and Washburn) of the MIAA during the exhibition season, while playing one of the four in a regular season contest since Frank Martin’s first year in 2007. In addition to Washburn in exhibition action, K-State will play Emporia State in the regular season on Nov. 29.
The Wildcats opened exhibition play with an 83-56 win over Division II foe Newman on Tuesday. The team shot just 39.7 percent from the field, including just 32 percent from 3-point range, but did capitalized on its strength in the frontcourt with 59 rebounds, 38 points in the paint and 25 second-chance points. All 16 players saw action, including 10 playing at least 10 minutes of action. Senior guard Jacob Pullen led two players in double figures with a game-high 15 points in just 23 minutes of action, while sophomore Wally Judge registered a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes. Shane Southwell and Freddy Asprilla led a bevy of newcomers in the contest with Southwell scoring nine points on 2-of-5 field goals, while Asprilla had a near double-double with a game-high 13 rebounds to go with nine points in just 16 minutes. First-year players accounted for 30 of the team’s 83 points.
K-State ranks No. 3 in Preseason AP and USA Today/ESPN Coaches Polls
Kansas State earned its highest preseason ranking in both The Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls, as the Wildcats appeared at No. 3 in both major polls. The No. 3 ranking ties for the highest of any of the major polls, in which, the squad is ranked in the Top 10 in nearly every poll. It is the highest ever ranking for K-State in a preseason poll and the highest by the AP since it began preseason rankings in 1961. The previous high for a preseason ranking came at No. 8 by the AP in both the 1961-62 and 1964-65 seasons. The No. 3 ranking is the highest in an AP poll in almost 50 years since the Wildcats ranked No. 3 on March 6, 1962. The team has been ranked in the AP Top 10 for eight consecutive polls dating back to last season, including a No. 7 ranking prior to the NCAA Tournament. Overall, the school has appeared in 15 consecutive AP polls dating back to Dec. 14, 2009. Kansas State was the highest rated Big 12 team in AP poll, which also included No. 7 Kansas, No. 15 Missouri and No. 16 Baylor. The Wildcats could face a total of seven teams in the preseason poll during the 2010-11 season, including non-conference opponents No. 9 Florida, No. 12 Gonzaga and No. 21 Virginia Tech. K-State has been ranked in the Top 10 in nearly every available preseason poll, including No. 4 by Lindy’s Sports, No. 5 by Athlon Sports, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com and The Sporting News, No. 7 by Slam magazine, No. 8 by Dick Vitale and No. 10 by Blue Ribbon Yearbook.
Pullen Named Preseason AP First Team All-American; Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year
Senior Jacob Pullen continues to earn preseason accolades, as the Maywood, Ill., native was named a preseason first team All-American by The Associated Press. He has already been named a preseason All-American by a number of outlets, including to the first team by Blue Ribbon Yearbook and The Sporting News, to the second team by Dick Vitale and to the third team by Athlon Sports. He was also recently selected a preseason Top 50 candidate for the John R. Wooden Award, given to the nation’s top player by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
In addition, Pullen recently became the first Wildcat in the Big 12 era to be named Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year by the league coaches. He was also named to the preseason all-conference team. A year ago, he led the Wildcats in scoring at 19.3 points per game, while setting school single-season marks for 3-point field goals (110) and steals (67). He has a chance at becoming the school’s leader in a number of career categories, including scoring, 3-point field goals, steals, assists and free throws.
Selected Single-Game Tickets On Sale Now
All reserved tickets for the 2010-11 men’s basketball season have been sold, but there are still several opportunities for fans to see the team in action during the University’s holiday semester break. Single-game tickets will go on sale at 8:30 a.m., Monday for games against UMKC (Thursday, Dec. 23), North Florida (Friday, Dec. 31) and Savannah State (Monday, Jan. 3). For $20 per game, or $45 for all three matchups, fans can choose between reserved seats in Section 18 or 25, or general admission tickets in Sections 19-24. Tickets can be purchased online at www.k-statesports.com, by calling toll free at (800) 221.CATS (2287) or in-person at the Athletics Ticket Office.
Up Next: James Madison
Kansas State officially opens the 2010-11 season on Friday, Nov. 12 when the Wildcats play host to James Madison (0-0) at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.