The Wildcats’ starting lineup Saturday afternoon consisted of sophomore Ashley Sweat, junior Shalee Lehning, senior Kimberly Dietz, sophomore Kari Kincaid and junior Marlies Gipson... Lehning started her 84th consecutive game and Kincaid her 12th, while Dietz made her 80th career start (56th consecutive), Gipson her 72nd and Sweat’s 42nd... It marked the 12th-consecutive contest that the lineup was used this season and 12th overall... The lineup is now 11-1 with the win.
The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for the contest was 8,090... The crowd is the largest to see a Wildcat game this season... The previous high to see the Kansas State women play was 12,225 on March 28, 2007, when the Wildcats lost in three overtimes at Wyoming in the WNIT... It was the biggest crowd in Bramlage Coliseum since a sellout crowd watched Kansas State beat Marquette in the WNIT Championship in 2006.
Kansas State leads the all-time series with Kansas 54-41... The Wildcats have won the last seven contests against the Jayhawks in Bramlage Coliseum... At 8-1, Kansas State is off to its best conference start since the 2002-03 season, when the Wildcats started 14-1 in conference... The Wildcats are 10-1 in Bramlage this season.
Kansas State led Kansas 30-24 at halftime... The Wildcats were 4-of-9 (44.4 percent) from three-point range in the half, while the Jayhawks went 0-of-4... Kansas State’s biggest lead of the half was by six... Kansas never led in the half.
Kansas State is 14-1 this season when leading at halftime and 16-0 when leading with five minutes to play.
Gipson posted a double-double for the Wildcats with 20 points and 15 rebounds and went 8-of-16 from the field... The 15 rebounds are her second-highest total of the season and of her career... She has reached double-figures in 14 of her last 17 games... When Gipson records a double-double, the Wildcats are 11-2... Gipson’s four assists against Kansas was a season-high.
With her 15 points, Dietz made it 10 straight games reaching at least 10 points and 19 of 22 this season... Dietz went 5-of-17 from the field, including 4-of-9 from three-point range... She added six assists, which tied for her season-high... Dietz played all 40 minutes in the game.
Lehning recorded seven assists and six points... The Wildcats are 25-6 when the junior guard dishes out at least seven assists... Lehning has now scored in 41 consecutive games.
Kansas State held Kansas without a three-point make (0-of-6) all afternoon... The last time the Jayhawks went dry from three-point range was against Drake on November 23, 2007.
Sweat scored 12 points to continue her streak of 56 consecutive games of scoring... She was 6-of-9 from the line and totaled four rebounds... Her four steals in the game was a season-high.
Kansas never led in the contest... Kansas State’s biggest lead was by 10 early in the second half... The Wildcats committed just 14 turnovers compared to the Jayhawks’ 19... The Wildcats blocked eight shots, while Kansas blocked four... The eight blocks is tied for the Wildcats’ second-best effort this season... Kansas State led in assists, 18-9.