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 eighth-consecutive contest that the lineup was used this season and eighth overall... With the win, the lineup is a perfect 8-0 all-time.

 

The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for the contest was 4,699.

 

Kansas State leads the all-time series against Iowa State with a 42-24 record... With the victory, the Wildcats captured their first win of the series in five games... The last K-State win was Jan. 29, 2006, as the Cats defeated the Cyclones 73-64 in Ames, Iowa.

 

Kansas State’s 31-point win over Iowa State marks the largest margin of victory in conference play since the then-No. 23 Wildcats defeated Missouri 87-44 on Jan. 11, 2005.

 

Kansas State jumped to a 20-point lead at the halftime, leading 42-22... The Wildcats were lifted to the advantage with six three-pointers on 10 attempts (60.0 percent), while they held Iowa State to 9-of-29 from the field and 1-of-7 from beyond the three-point arc... Gipson was the only scorer to have double-figures at the half as she tallied 10 points in 15 minutes of play... KSU owned the boards in the first half with 20 rebounds to ISU’s 14... K-State also had a 9-0 advantage in points off of turnovers and a 9-2 lead in fast break points.

 

K-State improved to a 12-1 record this season when leading at the half... The Wildcats now hold a record of 148-19 in games when possessing a lead at the half since the 1999-2000 season.

 

With the victory, Kansas State improved to 5-0 in conference play this season... The last time the Wildcats were off to a 5-0 start against Big 12 competition was the 2002-03 season when the squad went 14-2 during conference play.

 

All 11 members of the Wildcat team saw action in the contest versus Iowa State... Each of the Cats notched points in the win, marking only the second time this season that each player has recorded minutes and points... The other time was the 92-50 win against Lipscomb on Nov. 30, 2007.

 

Lehning gathered her second-consecutive double-double and third of the season with 12 points and 10 assists... It marks the third time this season the junior has posted 10 or more assists and the 11th time of her career... Ten assists is the most for Lehning, who is third in KSU history with 489 career assists, since dishing out 12 in the win over Lipscomb (11/30/07).

 

Gipson earned her 11th career double-double after pulling down 13 boards and adding 12 points... It becomes her fifth of the season and first since having a 13-rebound, 16-point performance at Loyola Marymount on Dec. 29, 2007... Gipson shot 5-for-8 from the field... With two blocks, Gipson has 135 for her career and is now tied for 10th all-time in Big 12 history.

 

Dietz led all Wildcats with 16 points after shooting 7-for-13 from the field and 2-of-6 from the three-point line... The senior now has 600 three-point field goal attempts in her career, as she is 11th in Big 12 history in attempts, needing two more to tie for 10th... She has 196 made three-pointers and needs 18 more to tie for 12th in all-time conference numbers... Dietz climbed to the 20th spot in school history for career points with 1,132, passing Andria Jones (1993-97) and Kim Price (1978-83).

 

Kansas State finished the night shooting 12-for-21 (57.1 percent) from three-point land, including 60-percent shooting in the first half with six three-point baskets... The overall percentage is the best from beyond the arc since shooting 61.9 percent versus Rice on Dec. 29, 2006.

 

The Wildcats finished with a 10-rebound advantage as the grabbed 38 boards with 12 offensive and 26 on the defensive side... K-State also finished ahead of Iowa State in assists (22 to 8) and had fewer turnovers with 10 to ISU’s 17... The Cyclones’ turnovers led to 24 points for the Cats, while Iowa State only converted for two off of Cat turnovers.