Kansas State’s security team left nothing to chance Saturday for the Wildcats’ game against Iowa State.
The university issued several warnings before and during the game to fans on the public-address system, informing all in attendance that fans were not allowed on the court at any time. Anyone that violated that rule would be subject to prosecution.
Security also lined the court during the game’s final minute to discourage anyone from rushing the floor after the game. Extra security entered the court to protect players and coaches during the postgame handshake line, and a guard accompanied Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg into the locker room.
No fans rushed the floor.
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The moves were in response to the controversial court-storming that followed K-State’s victory over Kansas on Monday at Bramlage Coliseum.
Thomas Gipson and Nino Williams played their final game at Bramlage Coliseum. Gipson had eight points and nine rebounds, while Williams had six points and four rebounds. K-State coach Bruce Weber thanked both seniors for their hard work.
“Neither one has the physical gifts, but they have made the most of what they have,” Weber said. “That is the biggest thing.”
▪ Key Play: Matt Thomas hit a three-pointer that gave Iowa State a 40-33 halftime lead.
▪ Key Stat: The Cyclones made eight three-pointers.
▪ Key Play: Wesley Iwundu stole an inbounds pass and turned it into a dunk that put K-State ahead 70-69.
▪ Key Stat: Iowa State made three three-pointers.