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... It marked the sixth-consecutive contest that the lineup was used this season and sixth overall... With the win, the lineup is a perfect 6-0 all-time... The Wildcats are now 10-1 on the season when leading at halftime and 11-0 when leading with just five minutes to play.

 

Paid attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for the contest was 4,189... The actual attendance was 2,984.

 

Kansas State evened up the overall series record with Texas Tech at 8-8... The Wildcats have won the last five match-ups between the two schools.

 

With the victory, Kansas State improved to 3-0 in conference play this season... The last time the Wildcats were off to a 3-0 start against Big 12 competition was the 2003-2004 season when the squad went 14-2 during conference play.

 

The Wildcats enjoyed a 31-20 lead at halftime... Kansas State shot 35.5 percent (11-for-31) from the field compared to 40.9 percent (9-22) for Texas Tech... The Wildcats went 5-for-12 (41.7 percent) from three-point range, while the Lady Raiders went just 1-6 (16.7 percent)... Kansas State led in both second-chance points (11-2) and fast-break points (10-2)... Kansas State’s largest lead of the first half was 14 at the 8:09 mark... Dietz led all scorers in the half with 10 points.

 

Lehning grabbed 12 rebounds in the game to go along with seven points and nine assists... Kansas State is 36-18 all-time when Lehning gets at least six rebounds in a game.

 

Dietz scored 17 points to move her into a tie with Kristin Rethman (1998-2002) for 23rd all-time in Kansas State history with 1,099 career points... Dietz was 7-for-16 from the field, including 3-for-10 from three-point range, to tie for the lead in scoring for the evening... She added four rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes played.

 

The 45 points given up by the Wildcats were the third fewest this season... Kansas State surrendered just 38 points in a 49-point victory over Southern Utah on Nov. 12, 2007 and allowed 40 to Arkansas-Little Rock in a 12-point win on Dec. 28, 2007... It marked the second time in the last three games that the Wildcats held their opponent to under 35 percent shooting from the field.

 

Sweat finished the night with 17 points, tied for the team-high, and seven rebounds... She was 7-for-15 from the field and 2-for-5 from three-point range, while adding three assists in 31 minutes.

 

The Wildcats were able to contain Dominic Seals, the Lady Raiders’ leading scorer on the year... Seals came into the contest averaging 14.4 points per game but was held to just six points on 2-for-5 shooting.

 

The Wildcats forced Texas Tech into 20 turnovers in the game and committed just nine of their own... Kansas State scored 18 second-chance points compared to 10 for Texas Tech... Kansas State’s biggest lead of the night was by 27.

 

Kansas State was 12-fo-14 (85.7 percent) from the free-throw line... It was the Wildcats’ second-straight contest shooting over 85 percent from the charity stripe... In comparison, Texas Tech hit on just five of its 11 attempts from the line for 45.5 percent.

 

Kansas State led Texas Tech 18-14 in bench scoring... The Wildcats have now totaled 321 bench points this season compared to just 213 for their opponents. 

The Wildcats’ 26-point win was the largest margin of victory in a conference game since a 27-point win (80-53) at Missouri on March 2, 2005.