K-State continues road trip at CSU Saturday
K-State continues road trip at CSU Saturday
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006
Moby Arena (8,745) in
Tipoff: 4:05 p.m. Central
Series: K-State leads 7-4 (0-4 all-time in
TV: the mnt. (Mountain West Sports Network)
Talent: Dave Benz (Play-by-Play) and Dave Bollwinkel (Analyst)
Radio: K-State Sports Network (31 affiliates), Yahoo! Radio
Talent: Wyatt Thompson (Play-by-Play) and Stan Weber (Analyst)
Kansas State continue road trip at Colorado State Saturday
Kansas State (4-2) continues its weeklong road trip on Saturday, as the Wildcats travel to Fort Collins, Colo., to face Mountain West foe Colorado State (4-2) at Moby Arena at 4:05 p.m. Central. It will mark the school’s first visit to the
The contest will be broadcast on the newly-formed Mountain West Sports Network (the mnt.) with Dave Benz (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.
The CSU game will be the second Wildcat game broadcast on the network after the Nov. 21 tilt at
K-State has won 22 of its last 28 games against non-conference opponents, including a remarkable 20-1 (.952) mark at home.
However, the Wildcats have posted just a 2-14 mark in non-conference road games dating back to the 2000-01 season.
*The 48 points were the fewest points scored by the team this season and the fewest since the Wildcats scored 42 in a loss to
*Freshman center Jason Bennett tied the school record for blocks in a single-game with six against the Golden Bears... The mark tied two other Wildcats (Tony Kitt against Kansas on March 6, 1999 and Dramane Diarra against Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 26, 2005) for the most in school history.
*Senior forward Cartier Martin led the Wildcats in scoring for the second time this season and 23rd time in his career with 16 points on 7-of-14 field goals... Senior guard Lance Harris also chipped in 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc.
*Harris’ 3-point field goal just under three minutes into the game extended the Wildcats’ streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer to 287... It also marked the fourth time this season, including the third straight game, the team has opened its scoring with a 3-point field goal.
At no surprise, freshman center Jason Bennett, the tallest player in school history at 7-foot-3, has made an immediate impact on the defensive end of the court with 17 blocked shots this season, including a season record-tying six in Wednesday’s loss at
Through six games,
Martin Joins 1,000-Point Club
Senior forward Cartier Martin joined an elite fraternity at
Martin enters Saturday’s game against
Martin Starting to Heat Up
After averaging just 5.5 points on 33.3 percent shooting in the first two games, senior forward Cartier Martin has seemed to bust out of his shooting slump in the last four games. He has averaged 17.0 points in that span on 45.5 percent shooting (25-of-55), including 36.8 percent from 3-point range, to bring his season average to 12.6 points. The Big 12 leader in free throw shooting last season at 84.1 percent, Martin has also performed better from the free throw line, connecting on 11-of-13 shots after connecting on just 1-of-2 in the first two contests.
Martin began the streak by collecting a career-high 28 points on a career-best 10-of-19 field goals against Tennessee Tech on Nov. 18. It marked the 16th time in his career he has scored 20 or more points, including the first time since scoring 26 against
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. Harris has averaged a team-best 13.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting, including 42.9 percent from 3-point range, this season to go with a career-best 5.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.7 steals per game. He has scored in double figures in four of six contests, including 20-point efforts against William & Mary on Nov. 11 and
Harris broke out of a two-game scoring slump against Coppin State on Nov. 25 by posting a season-high and tying his career-high with 26 points on 10-of-15 field goals, including 5-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc. He has connected on three or more three-point field goals in four of six games. Harris registered his first career double-double against
Young A Valuable Addition
Junior Blake Young has made an immediate impact for the Wildcats this season since transferring from
The Book on
Head coach Dale Layer, who was hired to be CSU’s head coach by current K-State athletic director Tim Weiser, has a 257-182 in his 16th season as a head coach, including a 90-95 mark at
Saturday’s match-up is the 12th all-time meeting between
Last season, K-State took advantage of a strong performance from the free throw line (27-of-32) to rally from a one-point deficit and post a 71-67 win in
There are a number of connections between the two opponents.
In the win over
Get These Guys Some Windex
Non-Conference A Mixed Bag
K-State has won 22 of its last 28 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 More Traveled
Finally 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
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, while the previous high for season tickets in Bramlage Coliseum was 11,700 during the inaugural 1988-89 season. 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 sold out for the Washburn exhibition game and the 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 The
For the seventh time in Big 12 history,