2010–11 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team

The 2010–11 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team represented Kansas State University in the 2010-11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Frank Martin,[1] who was serving his 4th year at the helm of the Wildcats. The team played its home games in Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas. Kansas State is a member of the Big 12 Conference. The Wildcats began conference play with a trip to Stillwater, Oklahoma, facing the Oklahoma State Cowboys and finished conference play at home against Iowa State Cyclones. The team finished with a 10–6 record, placing 4th. They lost in Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinals to Colorado Buffaloes, 87–75, and participated in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. In NCAA Tournament, they beat Utah State, 73–68 in second round, and lost to Wisconsin, 70–65 in third round.

2010–11 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball
Kansas State Wildcats wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament, Third Round
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 24
APNo. 21
2010–11 record23–11 (10–6 Big 12)
Head coachFrank Martin
Assistant coaches
Home arenaBramlage Coliseum (12,500)
Seasons
2010–11 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Kansas 14 2   .875     35 3   .921
No. 8 Texas 13 3   .813     28 8   .778
No. 24 Texas A&M 10 6   .625     24 9   .727
No. 21 Kansas State 10 6   .625     23 11   .676
Missouri 8 8   .500     23 11   .676
Colorado 8 8   .500     24 14   .632
Nebraska 7 9   .438     19 13   .594
Baylor 7 9   .438     18 13   .581
Oklahoma State 6 10   .375     20 14   .588
Oklahoma 5 11   .313     14 18   .438
Texas Tech 5 11   .313     13 19   .406
Iowa State 3 13   .188     16 16   .500
2011 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

PreseasonEdit

The team played their home games at the Bramlage Coliseum, which has a capacity of 12,528.[2] They are in their 15th season as a member of the Big 12 Conference.[3] Coming back from their 2009–10 season, they compiled a record of 28–8 and advanced to the Elite Eight of the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[4]

However, Kansas State lost star player Denis Clemente to graduation, whom Blue Ribbon Yearbook called their "emotional leader".[4] Clemente was the team's second leading scorer at 16.6 points per game, and led the team in assists, dishing out 4.2 per game.[5] Bench players Luis Colon and Chris Merriewether, a former walk-on, also graduated.[6] In addition, starting forward Dominique Sutton, known for his defensive capabilities, transferred to North Carolina Central University to be closer to his family. In 2009–10, he averaged 7.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.[7]

Despite the losses, the Wildcats were regarded as one of the best teams coming into the 2010–11 season. The preseason ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, released on October 21, had them as the #3 team in NCAA Division I.[8]

RecruitingEdit

The following is a list of the recruits for the 2010–2011 season.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Freddy Asprilla
C
Miami, FL Miami Dade Community College 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 280 lb (130 kg) Nov 23, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 93
Juevol Myles
PG
Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee Community College 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Apr 23, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 40
Shane Southwell
SF
New York, NY Rice 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 5, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 92
Will Spradling
PG
Overland Park, KS Shawnee Mission South 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Nov 6, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 88
Nino Williams
SF
Leavenworth, KS Leavenworth 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oct 4, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 90
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2010 Kansas State Basketball Commits". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  • "2010 Kansas State Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  • "2010 Kansas State Basketball Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  • "2010 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2010-10-21.

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/02/2010*
7:00 PM, FSKC
No. 3 Newman W 83–56 
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
11/07/2010*
2:30 PM, FSKC
No. 3 Washburn W 90–44 
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
Regular Season
11/12/2010*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 3 James Madison
O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic I
W 75–61  1–0
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
11/16/2010*
3:00 PM, ESPN
No. 3 No. 22 Virginia Tech W 73–57  2–0
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
11/18/2010*
7:00 PM, FSKC
No. 3 Presbyterian
O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic II
W 76–67  3–0
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
11/22/2010*
8:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 4 vs. No. 22 Gonzaga
O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic III
W 81–64  4–0
Sprint Center (18,630)
Kansas City, MO
11/23/2010*
9:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 4 vs. No. 1 Duke
O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic III
L 68–82  4–1
Sprint Center (18,696)
Kansas City, MO
11/26/2010*
7:00 PM, Cox
No. 4 Texas Southern W 84–60  5–1
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
11/29/2010*
7:00 PM, FSKC
No. 5 Emporia State W 85–61  6–1
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
12/03/2010*
10:00 PM, FSN
No. 5 at Washington State
Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series
W 63–58  7–1
Beasley Coliseum (11,671)
Pullman, WA
12/06/2010*
7:00 PM, FSKC
No. 5 Alcorn State W 89–55  8–1
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
12/11/2010*
3:00 PM, FSKC
No. 5 at Loyola W 68–60  9–1
Gentile Center (4,821)
Chicago, IL
12/18/2010*
2:30 PM, FSKC
No. 6 vs. Florida
Orange Bowl Classic
L 44–57  9–2
BankAtlantic Center (13,489)
Sunrise, FL
12/21/2010*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 11 vs. UNLV
HyVee Wildcat Classic
L 59–63  9–3
Sprint Center (18,422)
Kansas City, MO
12/23/2010*
7:00 PM, FSKC
No. 11 UMKC W 80–64  10–3
Bramlage Coliseum (11,565)
Manhattan, KS
12/31/2010*
1:00 PM, FSKC
No. 17 North Florida W 100–76  11–3
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
01/03/2011*
7:00 PM, FSKC
No. 17 Savannah State W 92–61  12–3
Bramlage Coliseum (11,973)
Manhattan, KS
01/08/2011
12:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 at Oklahoma State L 62–76  12–4 (0–1)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (11,330)
Stillwater, OK
01/12/2011
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 21 Colorado L 66–74  12–5 (0–2)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,377)
Manhattan, KS
01/15/2011
3:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 21 Texas Tech W 94–60  13–5 (1–2)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
01/17/2011
4:30 PM, ESPN
at No. 13 Missouri L 59–75  13–6 (1–3)
Mizzou Arena (15,061)
Columbia, MO
01/22/2011
1:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 11 Texas A&M L 56–64  13–7 (1–4)
Reed Arena (11,616)
College Station, TX
01/24/2011
8:00 PM, ESPN
Baylor W 69–61  14–7 (2–4)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
01/29/2011
6:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 6 Kansas
Sunflower Showdown, ESPN College GameDay
L 66–90  14–8 (2–5)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
02/02/2011
7:00 PM, Big 12 Network
Nebraska W 69–53  15–8 (3–5)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
02/05/2011
12:30 PM, Big 12 Network
at Iowa State W 86–85  16–8 (4–5)
Hilton Coliseum (12,411)
Ames, IA
02/12/2011
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at Colorado L 56–58  16–9 (4–6)
Coors Events Center (11,052)
Boulder, CO
02/14/2011
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 1 Kansas
Sunflower Showdown
W 84–68  17–9 (5–6)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
02/19/2011
3:00 PM, Big 12 Network
Oklahoma W 77–62  18–9 (6–6)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
02/23/2011
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at Nebraska W 61–57  19–9 (7–6)
Bob Devaney Sports Center (12,178)
Lincoln, NE
02/26/2011
11:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 20 Missouri W 80–70  20–9 (8–6)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
02/28/2011
8:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 7 Texas W 75–70  21–9 (9–6)
Frank Erwin Center (16,734)
Austin, TX
03/05/2011
12:30 PM, Big 12 Network
Iowa State W 67–55  22–9 (10–6)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
Phillips 66 2011 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/10/2011
2:00 PM, Big 12 Network
No. 19 vs. Colorado
Quarterfinals
L 75–87  22–10
Sprint Center (18,910)
Kansas City, MO
2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
03/17/2011*
8:57 PM, truTV
No. 21 vs. No. 19 Utah State
Second Round
W 73–68  23–10
McKale Center (10,295)
Tucson, AZ
03/19/2011*
7:40 PM, TNT
No. 21 vs. No. 16 Wisconsin
Third Round
L 65–70  23–11
McKale Center (10,377)
Tucson, AZ
  • Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
    All times are in Central Time[9].
  • Attendance figures represent tickets sold rather than actual attendance

RankingsEdit

Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 3 3 4 5 5 6 11 17 17 21 19 21
Coaches 3 3 4 5 5 6 11 17 17 20 24 23 24 24

RosterEdit

2010–11 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Jacob Pullen 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Maywood, IL
G 1 Shane Southwell 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Harlem,NY
G 2 Devon Peterson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Brooklyn, NY
G 3 Martavious Irving 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 209 lb (95 kg) So Fort Lauderdale, Fl
G 4 Juevol Myles 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Ajax, ONT
F 10 Victor Ojeleye 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Ottawa, KS
F 11 Nino Williams 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 226 lb (103 kg) Fr St. Louis, MO
F 12 Nick Russell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Duncanville, TX
F 21 Jordan Henriquez 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Port Chester, NY
G 22 Rodney McGruder 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Washington, D.C.
F 24 Curtis Kelly 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Sr New York, NY
F 31 Alex Potuzak 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Clyde, KS
F 32 Jamar Samuels 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Washington, D.C.
G 55 Will Spradling 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Overland Park, KS
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2011-02-03

During the season, junior Freddy Asprilla and sophomore Wally Judge left the team and do not appear on the roster.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Frank Martin Bio". Archived from the original on 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  2. ^ "Kansas State Athletics Facilities". CBS Sports. CBS Interactive. 2010. Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  3. ^ "The Big 12 Conference – Outstanding Success". Big 12 Conference. August 5, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Team Preview: Kansas State". Blue Ribbon Yearbook. ESPN. October 22, 2010. Archived from the original on 28 October 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  5. ^ "Kansas State Wildcats Statistics – 2009–10". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  6. ^ Robinett, Kellis (March 6, 2010). "Saying goodbye to K-State's three seniors". The Wichita Eagle. Kansas.com. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  7. ^ Robinson III, Edward G. (August 3, 2010). "N.C. Central gets Big 12 transfers". The News-Observer. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  8. ^ "USA Today/ESPN: Oct 21, 2010". Rivals.com. Yahoo Sports. October 21, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
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