K-State makes tough trip to New Mexico Tuesday
K-State makes tough trip to New Mexico Tuesday
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006
The Pit (18,018) in
Tipoff: 7 p.m. CentralSeries: K-State leads 3-1, including 1-0 in
TV: the mnt. (Mountain West Sports Network)
Talent: Tim Neverett (Play-by-Play) and Dave Bollwinkel (Analyst)
Coordinates: SBS 6; Transponder K4 lower; Downlink FREQ 11787(V)
Radio: K-State Sports Network (31 affiliates), Yahoo! Radio
Talent: Wyatt Thompson (Play-by-Play) and Stan Weber (Analyst)
Kansas State hits the road for the second time in three games on Tuesday, as the Wildcats venture to the legendary Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., to face surging New Mexico (3-0) at 7 p.m. Central. K-State is off to a 3-0 start for the fourth straight season after dispatching of Tennessee Tech, 101-79, on Saturday night. It marked the first time the Wildcats eclipsed the 100-point barrier since December 2002.
The contest will be broadcast on the newly-formed Mountain West Sports Network (the mnt.) with Tim Neverett (play-by-play) and Dave Bollwinkel (analyst) calling the action. The network is the first and only one completely dedicated to covering men’s and women’s sports in the Mountain West Conference. It has or will air 165 contests during the 2006-07 season, including 75 live men’s basketball games.
The UNM game will be the first of two Wildcat games broadcast on the network, as the Dec. 2 tilt at
*The output of 101 points by the Wildcats is a new season-high... The previous high was 70 against William & Mary... The last time the Wildcats scored 100 or more points was Dec. 11, 2002 against Texas-Pan American (102-68). The 57 second-half points for the Wildcats were a season-high for a half... The previous high was 44 in the first half tonight... Entering the night, the previous high for a half was 36 in the second half against William & Mary on Nov. 11... K-State also set a season-high for field goal percentage in a half (57.7 percent; 15-of-26) and 3-point percentage (55.6 percent; 5-of-9).
*All 16 players on the roster, including walk-ons James Franklin and Brady Johnson, played in the contest with nine players scoring.
*K-State was 32-of-43 (74.4 percent) from the free throw line on Saturday night... It is a new season-high for free throws made and attempted... The last time K-State made 30 free throws was Nov. 18, 2005 against
*Cartier Martin scored a game- and career-high 28 points on 10-of-19 shooting from the field, including 3-of-7 from the 3-point arc... It is the 16th time in his career he has scored 20 or more points... It is also the 16th time he has knocked down three or more 3-point attempts in a game.
*David Hoskins scored his 27 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field and 10-of-13 (76.9 percent) from the free throw line... It is the most free throws he has converted since making 10-of-12 against
*Blake Young was 6-of-10 from the field, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range for a new career-high of 24 points... He was 8-of-10 from the charity stripe, a new career-high... His previous high with the Wildcats was 11 against William & Mary.
*Jermaine Maybank surpassed his career-high in points, rebounds and minutes played with 8, 6 and 22, respectively... His previous high for points was five while at
’Cats Finally Show Some Offense
After using strong defense and an efficient offense to capture wins in the first two games,
Several individuals finally got on track offensively in the big win, as three players - Cartier Martin, David Hoskins and Blake Young -- all set career-highs and became the first Wildcat trio to score 20 or more points in the same contest in nearly 15 years. Martin posted a career-best 28 points for his 16th 20-point scoring effort in his career, while setting new career-highs in both makes (10) and attempts (19). Hoskins tallied a career-high 27 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go with a 10-of-13 effort from the free throw and Young earned his first career 20-point effort with 24 points on 6-of-10 field goals, including a 4-of-6 effort from beyond the arc. The last three players to score 20 or more points in the same game were Jean Derouillere (23), Jeff Wires (21) and Maurice Brittain (20) in a 95-70 win over
Martin Closing In On 1,000 Career Points
After averaging just 5.5 points on 33.3 percent shooting in the first two games, senior forward Cartier Martin busted out of his shooting slump against Tennessee Tech with a career-high 28 points on a career-best 10-of-19 field goals. It marked the 16th time in his career, the
A second team All-Big 12 performer from numerous outlets last season, Martin would become the first Wildcat to eclipse the 1,000-point barrier since Askia Jones did it during the 1992-93 season. Already among the school’s top-20 scorers of all-time, he needs just 60 points to jump into the top-15 and 200 to crack the top-10. Last season, Martin became the third player since 1990-91 to top 500 points in a single-season, while his 18.0 scoring average was the highest by a Wildcat since Askia Jones averaged 22.1 points in 1993-94.
Hoskins Picking Up Where He Left Off
Junior David Hoskins has been the Wildcats’ most consistent performer across the board, as the Canton, Mich., native paces the team in scoring at 18.7 points per game, while averaging 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 blocks per game. He also leads the squad in field goals (16), field goal attempts (40), free throws (21), free throw attempts (29). The only Wildcat to score in double figures in each game, he came up with a stellar all-around game against Tennessee Tech with a career-best 27 points on 57.1 percent shooting (8-of-14) to go with seven rebounds, three assists (to zero turnovers) and a career-high three blocks in 32 minutes of action.
A member of the Big 12’s All-Newcomer team, Hoskins averaged 13.1 points on 50.8 percent shooting as a sophomore with 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.9 steals in 26.5 minutes per game. Twice selected the Big 12’s Rookie of the Week, he has made the most of his opportunites since transferring from Schoolcraft College, scoring in double figures in 23 of his 31 career games played at Kansas State, including five 20-point efforts.
Young A Valuable Addition
Junior Blake Young has made an immediate impact for the Wildcats this season since transferring from
Harris Stepping Up His Game
Bob Huggins has always been a coach that has gotten the most out of his talent and senior guard Lance Harris has been a prime example of that influence. Although he struggled against Tennessee Tech, he has been a solid performer for the Wildcats averaging 11.0 points and 7.3 rebounds through the first three games. Harris registered his first career double-double against
In the win over
Get These Guys Some Windex
The mark was a mere 15 shy of the school-record 74 set against Cal State Fullerton on Dec. 2, 1967. The last time a K-State team surpassed 50 rebounds in a game prior to this season was a 54-board effort against
Through three games,
At no surprise, freshman center Jason Bennett, the tallest player in school history at 7-foot-3, is the team-leader in blocked shots so far this season with a 2.67 per game average. He ranks second in the Big 12 behind fellow rookie
Non-Conference A Mixed Bag
K-State has won 21 of its last 25 games against non-conference opponents, including a remarkable 19-1 (.950) mark at home. The one setback at home came in a 76-66 loss to Rutgers at Bramlage Coliseum on Dec. 28, 2004, which the Wildcats’ avenged on Nov. 15 in a 55-41 victory in
Road Less Traveled
The game against
The Book On
Tuesday’s contest will be the sixth all-time meeting between
In last season’s 68-56 victory, the Wildcats shot 55.3 percent from the field, including 69.6 percent in the second half, to overcome a 35-26 deficit to the Lobos at halftime en route to the 11-point victory. Cartier Martin led two Wildcats in double figures with 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting to go with 11 rebounds in 38 minutes, while David Hoskins added 17 points off the bench. Akeem Wright added eight points, five rebounds and four assists.
Up Next: Coppin State (0-3)
Recapping the William & Mary Game
*Head coach Bob Huggins moved to 21-1 all-time in season openers since moving to the Division I level at
*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 fourth time he eclipsed the 20-point barrier... Blake Young turned in 11 points 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...
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,