Postgame Notes

Sunday’s matchup between Kansas State and Oklahoma State was the 53rd in the series... K-State took a 27-26 lead in the all-time series with the win... The win also marked the 13th straight home win for the Wildcats... Sunday’s contest was K-State’s participation in the WBCA “Pink Zone”, a national initiative to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer... The benefactor of this initiative is the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund... The final point total of 79 points for the Wildcats on Sunday afternoon was the highest since scoring 81 against Central Arkansas on Jan. 3, 2009... This was the highest output for the Wildcats in Big 12 action this season.

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup consisted of: junior guard Kari Kincaid, senior forward Marlies Gipson, senior forward Danielle Zanotti, junior forward Ashley Sweat and freshman Jalana Childs... Marlies Gipson made the 105th start of her career on Sunday... Sweat has started 74 games in her career, including 69 straight... Zanotti has 61 starts and Kincaid has tallied 44 starts in her career... This was the first start of Childs’ career... Lehning missed her first start in 116 games, ending the nation’s second-longest consecutive start streak in the nation.

 

The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for the contest was 6,400... This is the second-largest home crowd this season and the largest since Jan. 10, 2009 against Kansas... After 11 home games this season, Kansas State is averaging 4,473 for the season.

 

With the win, K-State secured its 21st 20-win season in school history and the seventh under Deb Patterson.

 

K-State yielded 71 points on Sunday, marking the first time since November 13, 2006 (94-79 win over Creighton) that the Wildcats have surrendered 70 or more points in a home game. It also marked the first time overall this season that K-State gave up 70 or more in a game.

 

Kansas State held a 36-35 halftime lead on Sunday... This is the first halftime advantage for the Wildcats since Jan. 24, 2009 at Kansas, a span of four games... This season K-State is 17-1 when holding the edge at halftime and 174-22 (.888) since the 1999-00 season when leading at the break.

 

The Wildcats have hit at least one 3-point field goal in 65 straight games... K-State made six three-point field goals on Sunday This is the 16th time this season K-State has hit five or more 3-point field goals as a team.

 

Ashley Sweat registered 31 points, tying her career high, and nine rebounds... Sweat now ranks 22nd on the K-State all-time scoring list with 1,134 career points, moving past current assistant coach Andria Jones... This was the 20th time this season she has scored in double figures and the 62nd in her career... Sweat has now scored in 89 consecutive games, which is every game of her K-State career... Sweat also finished the day 13-of-13 from the free throw line to extend her current free throw streak to 26 straight.

 

Marlies Gipson finished the afternoon with 10 points... She now ranks 20h on the career scoring list at K-State with 1,158... Gipson now ranks 23rd in school history for career assists with 184 after dishing out seven on Sunday... Gipson now has scored double figures in 18 games this season and 69 for her career.

 

Jalana Childs tallied her first career start on Sunday... Childs finished the contest with her first career double-double of career-highs of 14 points, 16 rebounds in a career-best 32 minutes... This the second time she has reached double figures in her career and the first since recording her career-high of 13 points against UTSA on Nov. 23, 2008. The 16 rebounds were the most by a Wildcat in a game this season and also the second-most ever by a Wildcat freshman, behind Shalee Lehning’s freshman record of 20.

 

Kelsey Nelson finished with a season-high 13 points and scored all of K-State’s points off the bench... The K-State bench has scored 301 for the season.