K-State Welcomes Emporia State Wednesday
K-State Welcomes Emporia State Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tipoff: 7:10 p.m.
Arena: Bramlage Coliseum (1988)
Series: K-State leads 10-8 (8-4 at home)
Ben Boyle (play-by-play)
Stan Weber (analyst)
Max Leinwand (producer)
Satellite Channels: DirecTV 672, Dish Network 448
Coordinates: Galaxy 17, Transponder 13 Lower (KU Band)
Radio: K-State Sports Network; Powercat Passport Internet Audio; Yahoo! Internet Radio
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play)
Matt Walters (analyst)
Tickets: Tickets are available by calling (800) 221-CATS
Record: 2-0 (0-0 Big 12)
Ranking (AP/Coaches): --/--
Coach: Frank Martin
Career Record: 23-12/1
School Record: 23-12/1
07-08 Record: 21-12 (10-6 Big 12)
Last game: Nov. 16, 2008
defeated SE Missouri State, 88-68
SID: Tom Gilbert
Record: 1-0 (0-0 MIAA)
Ranking (AP/Coaches): --/--
Coach: David Moe
Career Record: 115-87/8
School Record: 115-87/8
07-08 Record: 14-16 (7-11 MIAA)
Last game: Nov. 17, 2008
won at Eastern New Mexico, 87-55
SID: Josh Slaughter
G - #0 Jacob Pullen (6-0, 200, So.)
G - #21 Denis Clemente (6-1, 175, Jr.)
F - #23 Dominique Sutton (6-5, 210, So.)
F - #42 Darren Kent (6-11, 230, Sr.)
F - #50 Luis
G - #21 Dustin Andrews (6-3, 190, Jr.)
G - #22 Matt Boswell (6-3, 185, So.)
G - #24 Lamar Wilbern (6-2, 190, Jr.)
F - #31 Jeremiah Box (6-5, 190, Jr.)
C - #20 Shang Ping (6-8, 230, Sr.)
K-State opened the 2008-09 season with pair of games last weekend, as the Wildcats knocked off Florida A&M, 96-57, on Friday before earning an 88-68 win over SE Missouri State on Sunday. The squad has now won 19 of their last 20 games at home in November dating back to the 2003-04 season. The 184 points scored by the Wildcats are the most in the first two games in almost 17 years since the team totaled 193 points against Texas-San Antonio (103) and Missouri-Rolla (90) to start the 1991-92 season. In fact, it was the most points in a home opener since the UTSA game on Nov. 23, 1991.
The contest with
Fans will also be able to listen to the audio broadcast on the 29-station K-State Sports Network (Powercat Passport Internet Audio; Yahoo! Internet Radio) with Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play) and Matt Walters (analyst) on the call.
Season tickets are still available this season in a variety of ticket packages, including courtside/loge box ($440), chairback ($390),
faculty/staff chairback ($312), Cat Cushion ($350), faculty/staff Cat Cushion ($280), bench ($320), faculty/staff bench ($256), family plan (2 adults/2 children - $640) and Young Alumni ($160).
Single-game tickets are available for purchase for $35 (chairback, sections 3-9) and $30 (general admission) at Athletics Ticket Office, by calling 1.800.221.CATS and online at www.k-statesports.com.
Up Next: At
K-State hits the road for the first time this season on Saturday, as the Wildcats travel to
Cats in November
Last season, the squad posted a 5-2 mark in the month with wins against
The 184 points tie the 1967-68 squad for the fourth-most through two games in school history, trailing the 1991-92 team (193), the 1986-87 team (188) and the 1956-57 team (187). The Wildcats have scored 85 or more points in the first two games just seven times in their
history, including the 1956-57, 1981-82, 1986-87, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1997-98 and now the 2008-09 season.
Unlike last season when consensus All-American Michael Beasley paced the squad at 26.2 points per game, the 2008-09 team has shown a lot more diversity with its scoring output. Through two games, 11 of the 12 players to see action this season have recorded at least one point with seven totaling double-digit points. Six players are averaging in double figures led by redshirt freshman Jamar Samuels’ 13.5 points per game. There has already been two different leading scorers with junior guard Denis Clemente posting a team-high 19 points against Florida A&M on Friday and sophomore guard Fred Brown collecting his second career 20-point outing with a team-high 21 points against SE Missouri State on Sunday.
In all, there has been eight double-digit games with only two players - Jamar Samuels and Dominique Sutton - doing it in both games.
Rebounding Still a Strength
Most critics wondered how
Through two games, K-State is averaging 51.5 rebounds, including 21.5 on the offensive end, with all 12 players grabbing at least one board. Five players have grabbed double-digit rebounds thus far led by senior forward Darren Kent’s team-leading 9.0 rebounds per game. And just like the scoring, there has been a different leading rebounder in both games this season with Ron Anderson grabbing 12 in the season opener against Florida A&M and Kent posting a career-high 12 against SE Missouri State.
Pressure is the Key
The core of Frank Martin’s coaching philosophy is pressure, whether its on the offensive or defensive end of the floor. His theory is the more pressure you apply on a team, the more difficult you make it for your opponent. In other words, pressure makes teams breakdown.
Pressure has been a big key for the Wildcats so far, as the team has scored 49 points off 34 opponent turnovers. The squad has also outscored its opponents 43-4 on fast-break opportunities.
K-State outscored Florida A&M, 23-5, in points off turnovers on Friday night then followed it up by turning 21 SE Missouri State turnovers into 26 points in Sunday’s win. The squad is averaging 9.0 steals per contests with nine players grabbing at least one steal.
The Hornets dropped both of its exhibition tilts, losing at Wichita State, 71-58, on Nov. 10 and at
The Hornets are led by eighth-year head coach David Moe, who owns a 115-87 mark at the school. He is a former Big 12 assistant at three different schools, including
3-2-06 K-State 48-13
3-15-06 ESU 23-20
2-21-08 ESU 39-35
1-24-12 ESU 24-16
1-14-13 K-State 44-19
2-20-13 K-State 40-22
2-3-14 K-State 40-15
1-27-16 K-State 26-19
2-19-17 K-State 33-29
2-22-19 K-State 31-18
1-25-22 ESU 22-14
12-27-33 ESU 31-19
12-29-33 ESU 24-21
12-20-38 ESU 41-37
1-4-39 ESU 36-33
12-1-48 K-State 60-49
12-3-49 K-State 59-50
11-29-95 K-State 63-57
Kansas State is 1-0 all-time after winning their first-ever meeting with Southeast Missouri...The Wildcats’ improved to 11-1 all-time against teams from the Ohio Valley Conference, including 7-0 at home.
The Wildcats’ starting lineup Sunday was sophomore guard Jacob Pullen, junior guard Denis Clemente, sophomore forward Dominique Sutton, senior forward Darren Kent and junior forward Luis Coln... Pullen,
Fred Brown led the Wildcats in scoring on Sunday afternoon with 21 points... He was 8-of-14 (.571) on shooting and 4-of-6 (.666) shooting from 3-point range. He also set a new personal best with 6 assists... His previous career best was 2 assists which he has accomplished 5 times in his career. In the second half in a 4:14 time-frame, Brown scored 16 of his 21 points, hitting all four of his three-point field goal attempts. He played 25 minutes on Sunday.
Darren Kent set a new career high in both rebounds and scoring on Sunday afternoon posting the first double-double of his career... He scored 15 points which topped his previous best of 11 points against
Jamar Samuels had a career performance setting new career highs in both scoring and rebounding...He scored 16 points and had eight rebounds, which topped his previous career highs of 11 points and 5 rebounds against Florida A&M on November 14, 2008.
Dominique Sutton had an impressive afternoon scoring 12 points and pulling down eight rebounds. He also set a new career high with four steals, which tops his previous best of three steals which he has accomplished three times in his career. Sutton started the game very strong scoring four points, posting four rebounds, forcing one steal, and blocking one shot in the first three minutes.
Jacob Pullen scored seven points and led the Wildcats’ with six assists which he shared with fellow sophomore guard Fred Brown. Pullen played 19 minutes in the contest.
Freshman forward walk-on Victor Ojeleye posted new season highs in scoring and rebounding by adding 7 points and 4 rebounds in the 12 minutes he saw the floor on Sunday.
Four Wildcats’ scored in double figures for the second consecutive time on Sunday afternoon... The last time that