Postgame Notes

Kansas State is now 10-4 all-time against Texas A&M, including a 5-1 mark in Manhattan since 1998.

 

Attendance for Sunday’s game was 5,594... It is the highest attendance this season, besting the previous high of 4,734 against Santa Clara on Dec. 15.

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Saturday afternoon consisted of: senior guard Claire Coggins, junior guard Kimberly Dietz, sophomore forward Danielle Zanotti, sophomore forward Marlies Gipson and sophomore guard Shalee Lehning... It is the 10th-straight game that the Wildcats have used this starting lineup... The Wildcats are 9-1 record in those games... Coggins has now started 76 games in her career, including 32 in league play.

 

The win is the 212th victory of head coach Deb Patterson’s career... She is 212-115 (.648) in 10-plus seasons with K-State and is 121-32 (.791) in Bramlage Coliseum.

 

With a three-pointer at the 9:09 mark of the first half, Coggins became the program’s 32nd 1,000 point scorer... She now has 1,015 points in her career, including her 20 points this afternoon.

 

The win marks the first time since March 10, 2005, that the Wildcats have defeated a top-25 team when the Wildcats defeated then No. 11 Texas 72-69 at the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City... It is the first time K-State has defeated a top-25 team at home since January 25, 2005 when the Wildcats dropped then No. 18 Iowa State 74-52... Texas A&M was just the second top-25 foe for the Wildcats this season, but the second in as many games.

 

The Wildcats are now 8-3 in Big 12 Conference home openers, including six-straight victories... It is the fourth time that Kansas State has defeated a top-25 team in the conference home opener.

 

K-State’s defense held the Aggies to a season lows in both points and shooting percentage... A&M’s previous low scoring output was 55 in a win over West Virginia... The Aggies only connected on 19-of-60 shots from the floor (31.7%) Saturday afternoon... The Aggies previous low was 35.7% in a loss to Rice.

 

Despite taking 20 less shots than the Aggies, K-State still connected on the same amount of field goals (19) as A&M.

 

With Coggins’ three-point field goal at the 9:09 mark in the first half, Kansas State extended its streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer to 102... The Wildcats were only 3-of-10 from behind the arc, but held the Aggies to just 1-of-13.

 

Coggins led K-State in scoring with 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc ... It is just the third time this season that Coggins has led the team in scoring... Last year against Texas A&M, Coggins scored just five points on 2-of-9 shooting... It is the first time this season that Coggins has surpassed the 20-point barrier and the 10th time in her career.

 

Having only trailed 104 minutes and 56 seconds of a possible 565 minutes this season coming into the game, the Wildcats trailed for the first 26 minutes and 46 seconds this afternoon, taking their first led of 34-33 at the 13:46 mark of the second half.

 

K-State recorded its first victory when trailing at the half, now standing at 1-2 this season.

 

Kimberly Dietz went scoreless for the first time this season and the first time since playing just five minutes at Texas on Jan. 22, 2006 when she went 0-3 from the field... She had scored in 31 straight games entering today’s contest.