K-State faces road test at Rutgers Wednesday
K-State faces road test at Rutgers Wednesday
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006
Louis Brown Athletic Center (8,000)
Tipoff: 6:30 p.m. Central
Series: Rutgers leads 1-0
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Talent: Dave Popkin (Play-by-Play) and Rob Kennedy (Analyst)
Radio: K-State Sports Network (31 affiliates across
Tickets: Limited number available at (800) 221.CATS (2287)
Kansas State hits the road for challenge against Big East foe Rutgers Wednesday
The contest will be broadcast via webcast on ESPN360 with Dave Popkin (play-by-play) and Rob Kennedy (analyst) calling the action. ESPN360 is a multi-feature broadband service free to fans that receive high-speed broadband service through an ESPN-affiliated provider. It is also available to more than six million homes but is not offered through all internet providers. To view a list of participating internet providers, log-on to www.espn360.com. ESPN is making the service available for those whose online connections are through either campus networks.
Fans may also listen to the radio broadcast on the 31-station K-State Sports Network with
K-State will be making their first visit to the
Noting the William & Mary Game
K-State posted 59 rebounds, including 32 offensive boards, and forced 19 turnovers to gain the victory. Down 18-7 with 11:13 remaining in the first half, the Wildcats turned up the defensive pressure to reel off 14 straight points over the next four minutes to take the lead for good at 21-18. The team finished the half on a 27-9 run to take a 34-27 lead at the break. The Tribe got no closer than four points in the second half, as K-State’s lead grew to as many as 14 points.
Senior Lance Harris led all four Wildcats in double figures with 22 points, while junior David Hoskins added 15 points. Senior Akeem Wright collected his first double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
*Saturday’s game marked the first victory for Bob Huggins as the
*Head coach Bob Huggins moved to 21-1 all-time in season openers since going to
*The paid attendance was 13,340... The actual attendance in Bramlage Coliseum was 11,340, making it the second-largest season-opening crowd in 20 years and the second-largest since Bramlage was opened in 1988...
*Lance Harris paced four players in double figures with 22 points... It marked the 31st time in his career he reached double figures and fourth time to break the 20-point barrier... David Hoskins’ 15 points marked his 21st double-figure scoring effort in 29 career games... Blake Young turned in 11 points to post double figures in his first career game... Akeem Wright posted 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for his first career double-double.
*Freshmen Jason Bennett, Luis Colon and Chris Merriewether made their collegiate debuts, while junior Blake Young made his first Division I appearance after transferring from Daytona Beach Community College...
Get These Guys Some Windex
Road Less Traveled
The Wildcats will also be looking for their first win in the first true’ road game of the season since posting a 71-50 victory over UMKC on Dec. 3, 1997. The team has dropped six straight games on opponents’ home courts in road openers dating back to an 88-69 loss at No. 10 Arizona on Nov. 16, 1999. This statistic does not count on neutral floors, which includes the Wildcats’ 64-61 win over
Head coach Bob Huggins has posted a 11-10 record in road openers in his Division I career, including a 72-61 win at Rutgers by his 10th-ranked
Non-Conference A Mixed Bag
Recapping the Exhibition Season
Hoskins led all scorers with 29 points on 11-of-24 field goals with 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 44 minutes of action. His minutes, points, field goals, field goal attempts, rebounds and blocks would have all been career-highs had it been a regulation game. Senior Cartier Martin followed with 19 points and nine rebounds, but struggled to find his shooting touch connecting on just 4-of-19 field goal attempts. Senior transfer Jermaine Maybank and junior Clent Stewart each chipped in 11 points to the effort.
Season Tickets Sold Out
For the first time in the 19-year history of Bramlage Coliseum all available season-ticket packages have been sold. The last time K-State could boast a sellout of its season tickets was 1982-83 when the Wildcats played in Ahearn Field House.
“There was no question when we hired Bob Huggins that interest in K-State basketball would be rekindled,” said Director of Athletics
Public and student season ticket allocations have accounted for approximately 13,000 of the 13,340 capacity of Bramlage Coliseum. K-State will make available 300 tickets on an individual-game basis, which were already sold out for the Washburn exhibition game and the regular-season opener against William & Mary. Tickets remain for K-State’s other non-conference games. The individual-game allotment for Big 12 Conference games will go on sale Nov. 14 to Ahearn Scholarship Fund donors and season-ticket holders with a priority deadline of Dec. 7.
’Cats Chosen Fifth in Big 12 Preseason Coaches Poll
For the seventh time in Big 12 history,
The Book on
Rutgers played just one exhibition game in the preseason, earning a 64-41 win over
Webb averaged 9.5 points and 3.2 rebounds as a junior in 2005-06, while sophomores J.R. Inman (8.7 ppg., 5.3 rpg.) and Anthony Farmer (8.3 ppg., 2.7 rpg.) both return after solid freshman seasons. The Knights lost All-Big East selection Quincy Douby (25.4 ppg.) to the NBA Draft.
Head coach Bob Huggins is a perfect 4-0 all-time against
Tennessee Tech opened the 2006-07 season on Monday night with a resounding 110-69 win over