Kansas State Notebook

The wait is over for K-State’s Jevon Thomas

Updated: 2013-12-29T02:21:54Z

First half

•  Key play: After Tulane scored its first basket (a three-pointer with 17:50 to play), the Kansas State defense held the Green Wave without a point for nearly 10 1/2 minutes.

•  Key stat: Tulane scored just 10 points in the opening half.

Second half

•  Key play: Midway through the half, Kansas State forced a thoroughly frustrated Green Wave into a 10-second violation.

•  Key stat: The Wildcats hit six of 11 three-pointers.

The wait is over for Thomas

Jevon Thomas, a freshman point guard who had to sit out the first semester because of eligibility issues and couldn’t even practice with the team, made his debut as a Wildcat on Saturday. The native of nearby Queens played 19 minutes, going one-of-four from the field, collecting two rebounds and posting a team-high four assists.

The 6-foot, 180-pound guard committed to both St. John’s and Dayton out of high school but ended up at St. John’s Northwest Military Academy in Wisconsin before heading to Manhattan, Kan.

• Saturday was Kansas State’s first game in the borough of Brooklyn since the Wildcats’ 60-59 loss to Long Island on Dec. 2, 1950.

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