Postgame Notes

This evening’s matchup between Kansas State and Central Arkansas was the first meeting between the two schools, while it was the third matchup of the season for the Wildcats against a Southland Conference foe... The Wildcats defeated UTSA, 80-51, on November 23, while they also topped UT-Arlington, 73-63, on December 14... Saturday’s win moved Kansas State’s current non-conference home winning streak to 29 straight games... K-State improved 202-133 (.603) in the month of January, including a 59-39 (.592) mark under Deb Paterson... The Wildcats have now hit at least one three-pointer in 55 consecutive games dating back to February 7, 2007.

 

Kansas State extended its school-record best start to 13-0... The 13-game winning streak is tied for the third-longest overall streak in school history, matching the 2002-03 squad.

 

Kansas State’s starting lineup on Saturday was senior guard Shalee Lehning, senior forward Marlies Gipson, senior forward Danielle Zanotii, junior guard Kari Kincaid and junior forward Ashley Sweat... This is the 11th-straight game that the Wildcats have used this starting lineup... Kansas State used all 12 of its players for the fifth time this season.

 

K-State held a 46-14 advantage at halftime... It was the fifth time this season K-State scored at least 40 points in a half, but the first time it had done so in the first half... The Wildcats shot 47.7-percent (17-of-36) and out-rebounded the Sugar Bears 24-17... The Wildcats have now led at halftime in 12 of their 13 games this season... The 14 points yielded by K-State in the first half were the third-lowest of the season... Since the 1999-2000 season, K-State is 169-21 (.900) when leading at the break.

 

Kansas State reached the 80-point plateau for the third time this season, including the second time against a Southland Conference opponent... Conversely, the Wildcat defense held their opponent to under 40 points for the second time this season.

 

The Wildcats set a new season high in assists with 24 against Central Arkansas... Their previous season best was 23 against UTSA on November 23... It marked the fourth game this season that K-State tallied at least 20 assists after doing so in six games last season.

 

Kansas State forced 21 Central Arkansas turnovers Saturday evening, the second time this season the Wildcats forced 20 or more turnovers.

 

K-State out-rebounded Central Arkansas 45-28... It was the sixth time this season Kansas State out-rebounded its opponent and the fifth time collecting at least 40 rebounds.

 

Shalee Lehning recorded her seventh game with at least 10 assists this season, tallying 12 against the Sugar Bears and extending her school career record to 690... Lehning nearly missed her fourth double-double of the season as she finished the game with seven rebounds.

 

Marlies Gipson, who entered this evening’s matchup with a Big 12 best 3.8 blocks per game, recorded three blocks against Central Arkansas... It was the 11th-straight game in which she recorded at least one block... She also tied her season high with four assists... The senior led the Wildcats with 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting... Her 14 points moved her into 30th place all-time on the K-State scoring list with 1,052, passing LeAnn Wilcox (1976-80) who had 1,049.

 

The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for this evening’s contest was a season high 4,851... The previous season best was 4,708 against UTSA on November 23.