Postgame Notes

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Wednesday night consisted of sophomore Ashley Sweat, junior Shalee Lehning, senior Kimberly Dietz, sophomore Kari Kincaid and junior Marlies Gipson... The Western Illinois game marked the third-consecutive contest to use the lineup this season and third time overall... Lehning has now started 74 consecutive games dating back to the 2005-06 season... Dietz made the 71st start of her career, 47th consecutive.

 

Kansas State is now 5-0 in the all-time series with Western Illinois... The Wildcats won the last meeting on Nov. 21, 2003, in Manhattan, Kan., with a 76-48 advantage... The Wildcats also improved to 19-5 all-time against teams from the Summit League... Deb Paterson is now 10-0 versus the conference with four wins over both UMKC and Western Illinois.

 

With the win, Kansas State increased its home non-conference winning streak to 23... The Wildcats are 110-19 all-time against non-conference opponents in Bramlage Coliseum, including a 72-9 record under head coach Deb Patterson.

 

K-State played to a 33-28 cushion in the first half... Kimberly Dietz and Ashley Sweat led all scorers with each notching seven points at the half... The Cats hit 48.1 percent from the field while the Westerwinds averaged 37.5 percent.

 

Every player on the Wildcats saw action Wednesday night... This marks the sixth time this season that every player has participated in a contest... K-State is now 6-0 when every player on the team gets in the game.

 

The Wildcats improved to 8-1 this season when leading at the half and 8-0 when having the advantage with five minutes remaining in the contest... K-State’s only loss when having a halftime lead this season was versus No. 18/19 Michigan State on Nov. 22nd.

 

The Cats have now won three-straight games: versus Arkansas-Little Rock, at Loyola Marymount and against Western Illinois... The last time K-State won three in a row was March 17, March 22 and March 25 in the WNIT tournament: vs. Southern Illinois, Illinois and Auburn... The wins mark the longest regular season winning streak since capturing nine victories from Nov. 25, 2006 to Dec. 30, 2006.

 

K-State will enter conference play with a 7-5 record... Head coach Deb Patterson has now tallied winning records in each of her 13 seasons of play prior to Big 12 action.

 

Sophomore Ashley Sweat led all with a season-high 21 points on nine field goals... She was one shy of the team high for points on the year and tied for most field goals made by a Wildcat during the 2007-08 season... With 9-of-15 shooting, she also shot .500 from three-point land after connecting for two.

 

Senior Kimberly Dietz finished the night with 13 points, marking her 50th career game of double-digit scoring... She leads all Wildcats with 10 contests of 10 or more this season... She came by her scoring by shooting 4-of-10 from the field and adding three three-pointers... Dietz also moved into 30th place in all-time scoring with 1,047 points, passing Susie Norton (1972-76) with 1,036.

 

Marlies Gipson had eight points on the night while adding seven rebounds... She is now 39th all-time in scoring in Kansas State history with 635 points as she moves ahead of Greta Siegel (1974-76) who had 632 points in her three-year career.

 

Actual attendance for the tonight’s game was 2,333... Paid attendance was 4,025... In seven games this season the Wildcats have drawn 17,568 fans into Bramlage Coliseum.