Postgame Notes

Wednesday night’s matchup between Kansas State and Missouri was the 74th in the series... Kansas State leads the series 40-34 and has won three straight... The win also marked the 12th straight home win for the Wildcats.

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup consisted of: senior guard Shalee Lehning, junior guard Kari Kincaid, senior forward Marlies Gipson, senior forward Danielle Zanotti and junior forward Ashley Sweat... Lehning made her 115th career start and is now tied for sixth in school history with Gayla Williams (1977-1981)... Marlies Gipson made her 103rd straight start... Sweat has started 72 games in her career, while Zanotti has 59 starts and Kincaid has tallied 42 starts in her career.

 

The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for the contest was 3,974... After 10 home games this season, Kansas State is averaging 4,280.

 

Missouri led at the half, 27-24... This is the third straight game that K-State has trailed at half and the fourth this season... For the season, the Wildcats are 3-1 when trailing at the half... This is the second time this season that K-State has been down by three at half, which is the largest halftime deficit for the Wildcats this season.

 

Ashley Sweat registered a game-high 25 points... Sweat now ranks 29th on the K-State all-time scoring list with 1,086 career points... This was Sweat’s fourth game with 20 or more points this season and the most since Dec. 30, 2008, at Washington... Sweat has now scored in 87 consecutive games, which is every game of her K-State career.

 

Marlies Gipson finished the night with 11 points, eight rebounds, four assists and one block... Gipson now ranks 25th in school history for career assists with 175... Gipson now has scored double figures in 17 games this season and 68 for her career.

 

Shalin Spani added 11 points off the bench for the Wildcats for her third 10-plus point night of the season... The K-State bench carded 14 points on the night.

 

Kansas State was 15-of-21 at the free throw line in the game, including 8-of-11 in the last five minutes of the game. Sweat hit 9-of-11 of her free throws in the contest, including 5-of-5 in the last five minutes.

 

Kansas State dished out 14 assists, eight from Lehning, and committed just eight turnovers on the evening compared to eight assists and 14 turnovers by Missouri. The eight turnovers by K-State marked just the fourth time this season that the Wildcats committed 10 or less turnovers in a game.