Kansas State Postgame Notes

Kansas State moves to 41-29 in the all-time series against Nebraska, including a 24-9 mark in Manhattan... Nebraska has now won two games in a row in the series with K-State, the first time since February 6, 1988... K-State entered the season with its own nine-game winning streak versus Nebraska... Head coach Deb Patterson is now 11-13 against the Huskers.

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Saturday night consisted of: senior guard Claire Coggins, junior guard Kimberly Dietz, sophomore guard Shalee Lehning, sophomore forward Shana Wheeler and freshman forward Ashley Sweat... This is the third-straight start for this group, which is now 0-3 this season... It is Coggins’ 31st-straight start and the 84th of her career, including 40 in league play... Dietz has started 47 games in her Wildcat career, including all 24 this season... Lehning has now started 50 consecutive games, dating back to a 77-66 victory over Louisiana Tech on Dec. 6, 2005... The Wildcats are now 1-6 without the presence of injured sophomore forward Marlies Gipson.

 

At halftime Nebraska led 32-25... K-State is now 1-7 when trailing at halftime... K-State was out-rebounded by the Huskers, 46-33,.. The Wildcats are now 4-7 when out-rebounded by their opponents.

 

K-State had three players (Lehning, 15; Dietz, 14; Coggins, 13) score in double figures for the 19th game this season, going 15-4 in those games... It marks the eighth time that Lehning has scored in double figures this season... Dietz has now scored in double figures 17 times this season with a 3-point field goal in 16 of those 17 games... Coggins has now scored in double figutes18 times this season... Coggins and Dietz both lead the team in scoring with 307 total points this season.

 

The Wildcats held Nebraska to just 62 points on 43.6 percent shooting (24-of-55) from the field... Coming into Wednesday’s game, Nebraska averaged 74 points on 45.8 percent shooting per game... Nebraska’s leading scorer, Kelsey Griffin, was held to 7 points, ending her streak of scoring in double figures at 16 games.

 

With tonight’s loss K-State is now 0-3 against ranked opponents this season.