Postgame Notes

This evening’s matchup between Kansas State and Kansas was the 97th meeting between the two schools... The Wildcats now own a 56-41 advantage in the series, while they improved to 27-13 when playing the Jayhawks in Manhattan... In the last 16 matchups, Kansas State has won 15, including a 9-0 mark in Bramlage... The 33-point victory against the Jayhawks was the largest in the series since winning 88-49 (39 points) on January 8, 2003, in Lawrence... K-State improved 203-133 (.604) 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 56 consecutive games dating back to February 7, 2007.

 

Kansas State extended its school-record best start to 14-0... The 14-game winning streak is tied for the second-longest overall streak in school history, matching the 2001-02 squad... With the victory, the Wildcats remain the only unbeaten team in the Big 12.

 

The Wildcats improved to 6-7 all-time in Big 12 openers, but have won its conference-opening game each of the last two seasons... The 33-point victory against the Jayhawks was the largest margin of victory in a conference-opening game since a 95-59 win against Missouri on January 7, 2004.

 

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 12th-straight game that the Wildcats have used this starting lineup... Kansas State used all 12 of its players for the sixth time this season and the third time in as many games.

 

K-State held a 39-21 advantage at halftime... The Wildcats shot 51.5-percent (17-of-33) in the first half, the seventh time the Wildcats shot 50-percent or better in a half... K-State committed just two turnovers in the first half as opposed to 11 for the Jayhawks... The Wildcats have now led at halftime in 13 of their 14 games this season... Since the 1999-2000 season, K-State is 170-21 (.890) when leading at the break.

 

Kansas State forced 20 Kansas turnovers Saturday evening, the third time this season the Wildcats forced 20 or more turnovers and the second in as many games.

 

K-State finished the game shooting 50.8-percent from the field (30-for-59)... It was the third time this season the Wildcats shot 50-percent or better and the first time they did so in a conference game since shooting at a 50.9-percent clip at Nebraska on January 30, 2008.

 

Ashley Sweat paced the Wildcats with 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting... It was the 10th time this season she led the Wildcats in scoring, which is tops on the team... She also added four rebounds.

 

Shalee Lehning recorded her eighth game with at least 10 assists this season, including doing so in each of the last two contests... The senior tallied 10 against the Jayhawks, extending her school career record to 700... Lehning collected her fourth double-double of the season as she finished the game with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting... Her 14 points moved her into 33rd place all-time at Kansas State with 1,024, passing Kristie Bahner (1987-91), who had 1,017... The Sublette, Kan., product also added six rebounds, which ties her for fourth on the K-State career rebounding chart with Megan Mahoney (2001-05) with 804.

 

Marlies Gipson, who entered this evening’s matchup with a Big 12 best 3.8 blocks per game, recorded five blocks against Kansas... It was her 13th career game with at least five blocks and the 12th-straight game in which she recorded at least one block... Her five blocked shots extended her school career record to 225... She also scored 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting... Her 10 points moved her into 28th place all-time on the K-State scoring list with 1,062, passing both Laurie Miller (1,053; 1976-80) and Kim Woodlee (1,058; 1997-2001).

 

The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for this evening’s contest was a season high 7,128 ... The previous season best was 4,851 last Saturday against Central Arkansas.