Kansas State University

Wildcat report

Sunday’s box score

DAYTON (75)

Min Fg-a Ft-a R A TO F TP

Wright 25 7-10 1-2 10 1 2 4 15

Searcy 14 1-2 1-3 1 0 0 3 3

Huelsman 18 -0 3-4 1 0 1 2 3

Warren 28 1-3 3-7 5 3 2 3 5

MJohnson 26 6-13 1-4 2 2 3 3 14

Perry 13 1-3 0-0 1 2 3 5 3

CJohnson 27 4-12 7-7 6 1 3 3 16

Williams 23 4-10 0-0 1 3 0 5 10

Fabrizius 21 2-4 0-0 1 0 0 2 6

Kavanaugh 4 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 0

Benson 1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0

Totals 200 26-57 16-27 30 12 15 31 75

Team reb. 2

Percent 45.6 59.3

KANSAS STATE (83)

Min Fg-a Ft-a R A TO F TP

Henriquez 16 0-2 0-0 3 0 1 1 0

Sutton 29 3-3 2-4 7 3 2 4 8

Kelly 19 2-7 4-4 6 2 1 4 8

Pullen 36 6-14 1-14 5 4 3 1 26

Clemente 32 6-12 5-10 3 0 1 4 21

Irving 9 1-3 0-1 0 0 1 1 2

Ojeleye 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0

McGruder 11 1-2 0-0 2 0 1 2 2

Merriewether 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 2 0

Samuels 25 5-6 2-7 7 1 5 3 12

Judge 17 1-2 2-4 8 1 0 4 4

Totals 200 25-52 27-44 41 11 16 26 83

Team reb. 3

Percent 48.1 61.4

Dayton (2-2) 28 47 — 75

Kansas State (4-1) 35 48 — 83

Three-point shooting—Dayton 7-20 (Fabrizius 2-4, Williams 2-5, Perry 1-2, M.Johnson 1-3, C. Johnson 1-6), KSU 6-14 (Clemente 4-6, Pullen 2-5, McGruder 0-1, Irving 0-1, Merriewether 0-1). Steals—Dayton 7 (Huelsman 2, C.Johnson 2, Searcy, Perry, Wright), KSU 6 (Clemente 2, Samuels 2, Sutton 2). Blocks—Dayton 3 (Searcy, Fabrizius, Williams), KSU 4 (Judge 2, Samuels, Henriquez). Technicals—KSU, Samuels. Officials—Duke Edsall, Mike Thibodeaux, Don Daily. A—na.

Kick in the head

When replays of the second-half skirmish between Kansas State’s Jamar Samuels and Dayton’s Kurt Huelsman were shown on the video board at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, Dayton fans were livid that Samuels was not ejected from the game. Samuels' foot clearly struck Huelsman's face, and they viewed the contact as intentional. Afterward, though, Samuels said that wasn't the case.

"I apologize to him," he said. "It wasn't no intentional thing. I'm not that kind of person. I don't go around kicking people in the head. That's not my game."

Nice rebound

What Frank Martin liked best about K-State's victory was the way the Wildcats moved on from their first loss of the season on Friday, to Mississippi.

"That was the first time we dealt with adversity as a basketball team," he said. "I'm proud of the way our guys fought back and competed."

Martin said he had a feeling his team would respond well when it turned in what he thought was the best practice of the season leading up to the game.

CLEMENTE LEAVES HAPPY: Playing in his home country didn't mean much to Denis Clemente after losing to Mississippi. He was in a bad mood after the game and said he couldn't stand losing. But now, he can head back to Manhattan with fond memories of this tournament.

Notes

Kansas State outrebounded Dayton 44-32 and snared 17 offensive rebounds. Gregory said that was one of the main reasons K-State won. . . .

Wally Judge only had one field goal, but it was an important one on . It was a tip-in in the final minute with the Wildcats clinging to a four-point lead. … K-State's last nonconference win over a ranked opponent on a neutral court came in 1980 against Arkansasæ.æ.æ. K-State is off until Saturday, when it plays IUPUI at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

— Kellis Robinett

  Comments