Big 12 tournament game notes | Semifinal: No. 2 Kansas State vs No. 3 Oklahoma State
12:46 PM, Mar 15, 2013
Kansas State: Rodriguez, 5-11 Soph. G; Martavious Irving, 6-1 Sr. G; Rodney McGruder, 6-4 Sr. G; Shane Southwell, 6-6 Jr. G/F; Jordan Henriquez, 6-11 Sr. F.
Oklahoma State: Le'Bryan Nash, 6-7 Soph. F; Michael Cobbins, 6-8 Soph. F; Philip Jurick, 6-11 Sr. C; Markel Brown, 6-3 Jr. G; Marcus Smart, 6-4 Fr. G.
-- The Wildcats forced Texas into 15 turnovers resulting in 24 points… It was the 11th time this season K-State has scored 20+ points off turnovers.
-- K-State had only 7 turnovers to allow Teas to score 10 points.
-- Kansas State is now 10-16 (.625) all-time at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship… The Wildcats are 30-34 in the conference championship tournament dating back to the Big Eight Conference in 1977… K-State is now 9-6 in the Sprint Center, including a win over No. 8 Florida in December… K-State is 3-4 during Big 12 Championship games played at the Sprint Center.
-- Rodney McGruder had one of the best games in conference tournament history for the Wildcats with 24 points on 10-of-20 shooting
-- The Wildcats are now 11-0 on the year against teams from the state of Texas (Baylor, Lamar, TCU, Texas, Texas Southern, Texas Tech)
-- Junior guard Markel Brown became just the sixth player in Iowa State history with 100 steals and 75 blocked shots in a career.
-- Marcus Smart holds the school record for most assists (previous record was 104) and steals (previous record was 67) by a freshman.
-- Oklahoma State is 22-14 all-time at the Big 12 Championship, including tournament titles in 2004 and ‘05.
-- Oklahoma State has now won at least one tournament game in 10 consecutive seasons and won at least one contest in 13 of the 16 previous Big 12 Championships.