Kyle Weems (Sr., F, Topeka, Kan.) moved into fourth place on MSU's career scoring list with 1,758 points. He trails only Daryel Garrison (1,975 - 217 points ahead of Weems), Curtis Perry (1,835 - 77) and Johnny Murdock (1,834 - 76) among the Bears' all-time great scorers. He now has 917 career points in MVC games and needs 51 points to reach 1,000 career points scored at JQH Arena.
The Bears have drawn 51 charges this season (2.1 per game), including a team-high 19 by Keith Pickens (So., G, St. Louis, Mo.). Pickens has drawn 11 charges over the last 10 games.
Christian Kirk (Fr., F, Springfield, Mo.) has started nine straight games for MSU and has collected 42 points and 48 rebounds during that span. In his 14 previous games combined, he had 43 points and 29 rebounds.
Kyle Weems needs just 8 rebounds to give him 800 total for his career, a feat achieved by just four other Bears -- Curtis Perry (1,424), Danny Bolden (1,133), William Doolittle (1,042), and Don Carlson (844). Doolittle (1974) was the last Bear to snag 800 boards.