Iowa State vs. Kansas State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Iowa State vs. Kansas State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Iowa State 70
(16-7, 2-7 away)
(13) Kansas State 79
(19-4, 14-1 home)
Venue: Bramlage Coliseum
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Iowa State 32 38 70
Kansas State 33 46 79
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa State K Lucious 16 M Ejim 11 K Lucious 5
Kansas State R McGruder 22 T Gipson 7 R McGruder 5

On Saturday, February 9th, No. 13 Kansas State came out on top against Iowa State 79-70 in conference play. The Wildcats move to 2-3 versus AP-Ranked teams this season with the win. Rodney McGruder played well for the Wildcats and put up a game-high 22 points and five assists (4 Stl 3 Reb). Thomas Gipson had 16 points and added seven rebounds. Melvin Ejim recorded a double-double for the Cyclones on 13 points and 11 rebounds. Kansas State (18-4, 7-2 Big 12) takes on fifth-ranked Kansas (19-4, 7-3 Big 12) on Monday, February 11th on the road.

Kansas State Game Notes

  • The last time K-State started the season 19-4 was 2009.
  • The win over Iowa State extended the Kansas State winning streak to four games.
  • K-State beat the spread by 3.5 points. That makes the 10th time this season the Wildcats have beaten the spread.
  • The Wildcats have won every game this season (5-0) after recording 79 or more total points.
  • Kansas State has won every game this season (4-0) when its field goal percentage has been 51.0 percent or better.
  • Kansas State has won 89 percent of the time this season (8-1) after committing 14 or fewer turnovers.
  • K-State has won every game this season (7-0) when opponents record 27 or fewer rebounds.
  • This season Kansas State has won 100 percent of the time (4-0) when Rodney McGruder has 22 points or more, 100 percent of the time (5-0) when Thomas Gipson has four free throws made or more, and 100 percent of the time (5-0) when Shane Southwell has four assists or more.
  • The Wildcats have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--K-State has a 18.4 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Rodney McGruder and Angel Rodriguez) accounted for 53.1 percent of the points.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (14) than the starters (10).
  • Rodney McGruder has led the team in scoring in 11 out of 23 games this season.
  • Thomas Gipson has led the team in rebounding in six out of 23 games this season.
  • This marks the 20th 20-point game of Rodney McGruder's career.
  • Rodney McGruder had a career high with five assists.
  • This marks the first 20-point game of Angel Rodriguez's career.
  • Angel Rodriguez had a career high with 20 points.
  • Martavious Irving has three straight double-digit point games.

Iowa State Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Korie Lucious and Tyrus McGee) accounted for 44.2 percent of the points.
  • Melvin Ejim accounted for 40.7 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Korie Lucious has led the team in scoring three times in 23 games this season.
  • Melvin Ejim has led the team in rebounding 16 times in 23 games this season.
  • Melvin Ejim recorded the 25th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Melvin Ejim recorded a double-double. It was his ninth this season and 16th of his career.
  • Melvin Ejim set a career high with six offensive rebounds.
  • Tyrus McGee has three straight double-digit point games.
ISU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMelvin Ejim3513111215
B+Tyrus McGee221511101
B+Korie Lucious291615104
B-Georges Niang26940100
CBubu Palo20222001
CChris Babb35900102
D+Will Clyburn30622005
-Percy Gibson3000000
K-State PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Rodney McGruder392235403
AThomas Gipson211671012
AAngel Rodriguez342023203
BShane Southwell34834103
BM. Irving221021102
CWill Spradling25320000
CD.J. Johnson9031000
C-Nino Williams7021000
-J. Henriquez8000021

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