This afternoon’s matchup between Kansas State and Iowa State was the 69th meeting between the two schools. The Wildcats are now 23-9 all-time at home against the Cyclones and 44-25 all-time in the series.
K-State improved to 216-78 all-time at Bramlage Coliseum with the win on Saturday and also moved to 117-29 at home in the last 10 seasons and are 8-0 at home this season.
K-State improved to 204-134 in the month of January, including a 60-40 mark under Deb Paterson. K-State also picked up its 62nd win all-time against a ranked opponent and is now 23-17 at home versus the ranked under Patterson.
The Wildcats have now hit at least one three-pointer in 57 consecutive games dating back to February 7, 2007.
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 14th-straight game that the Wildcats have used this starting lineup.
K-State held a 23-19 advantage at halftime. The Wildcats shot 47.8-percent (11-of-23) in the first half. The Wildcats have now led at halftime in 15 of their 16 games this season. Since the 1999-2000 season, K-State is 170-22 when leading at the break.
Kansas State came into the game leading the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 49.7 points per game, and held the hot-shooting Cyclones to just 50 total points. So far this season, K-State has held 11 of 16 opponents to below a .400 field goal percentage and has yet to yield 70 points in a game for in 2008-09.
K-State committed just nine turnovers on Saturday, marking the third time this season that it had less than 10 turnovers for a game. The Wildcats won all three contests.
K-State finished the game shooting 47.6-percent from the field (20-for-42) while holding the Cyclones to just 33.9-percent.
Shalee Lehning led the Wildcats with 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists. The 22 points for Lehning were a season-high and marked the 14th time this season and 49th time in her career to reach double figures in scoring. It also marked the second time this season that Lehning reached the 20-point plateau.
Lehning now ranks 30th all-time on the K-State career scoring chart with 1,055 points and fourth in rebounding with 219.
Marlies Gipson, the Big 12 leader in blocks per game, recorded five blocks against Iowa State on Saturday... It was her 14th career game with at least five blocks and the 14th-straight game in which she recorded at least one block... Her five blocked shots extended her school career record to 232.
Gipson also recorded her third double-double of the season and 18th for her career with 13 points and 10 rebounds Saturday. Gipson reached double figures in scoring for the 14th time this season and 65th time in her career and recorded 10 or more rebounds for the fourth time this season and 20th for her career. With her 10 rebounds, Gipson has moved into a tie for 11th place all-time in KSU history with 698.
The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for this afternoon’s contest was 6,279, the second-highest total this season.