Postgame Notes

Kansas State improves to 37-33 in the all-time series against Missouri, including a 22-10 mark in Manhattan... Kansas State broke a two-game winning streak by Missouri in the series... Head coach Deb Patterson is now 15-7 against the Tigers.

 

The win is the 210th victory of head coach Deb Patterson’s career... She is 210-114 (.648) in 10+ seasons with K-State and is 121-32 (.791) in Bramlage Coliseum.

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Saturday night consisted of: senior guard Claire Coggins, junior guard Kimberly Dietz, sophomore guard Shalee Lehning, sophomore forward Danielle Zanotti and sophomore forward Marlies Gipson... This is the 11th-straight start for this group, which is now 10-1 this season... It is Coggins’ 26th-straight start and the 78th of her career, including 33 in league play... Dietz has started 40 games in her Wildcat career, including all 16 this season... Lehning has now started 44 consecutive games, dating back to a 77-66 victory over Louisiana Tech on Dec. 6, 2005... Gipson continues a streak of 50-straight starts, starting all 34 games a season ago... This was Zanotti’s 11th straight start of 2006-07 and the 21st of her career.

 

Saturday’s game was the first of 10 regular season games that the Wildcats will play on television... Last year, K-State compiled a 7-2 record during the regular season.

 

The Wildcats extended a steak of 103 consecutive games with at least two three-point field goals following a 5-of-20 performance against the Tigers... It is the 14th time during the streak that K-State has connected on five three-pointers in a game... The last time K-State was held without a three-pointer was against Southeast Missouri State on Dec. 30, 2003.

 

On 32-of-60 shooting, the Wildcats shot 53.3 percent from the field... It was the first time K-State has shot over 50 percent in a game since a 58.8 percent outburst against Elon on Nov. 25... Kansas State shot 52.0 percent in the first half on 13-of-25 shooting... It was the first time the Wildcats shot over 50 percent in a regular season conference game since Feb. 1, 2006 at home against Missouri when they shot 54.2 percent... The Wildcats lost that game 66-65 in overtime.

 

K-State had four players score in double-figures for the ninth time this season... It also marks the 14th game this season that the Wildcats have at least three in double-digits, going 14-0 in those games ... Saturday’s game marks the first time the Wildcats had four-players in double-figures in a regular season conference game since Feb. 11 of last year against Iowa State... After snapping a 31-game scoring streak against Texas A&M last Saturday, Dietz dropped 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting.

 

The Wildcats held Missouri to just 66 points on 38.7 percent shooting (24-of-62) from the field... Coming into Saturday’s game, Missouri averaged 75.6 points on 44.0 percent shooting per game in its first 16 games this season... K-State has now held 15 of its 16 opponents under both their scoring a field goal percentage.

 

Despite carrying only five bench players as opposed to Missouri’s 10, the Wildcats outscored the Tigers’ bench 21-2.

 

After getting out-rebounded by seven or more boards in its last three games, K-State won the battle on the glass against Tigers 37-33.

 

Kansas State is now 17-0 when leading at the half, dating back to March 2nd of last year... The last time the Wildcats lost when leading at the half was Feb. 21, 2006 against No. 9 Oklahoma.

 

Attendance for Saturday’s game was 3,898.