Kansas State Postgame Notes

Kansas State Women’s Basketball Postgame Notes

Feb. 21, 2009 Bramlage Coliseum Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas State 72 (21-4, 8-4 Big 12), Colorado 60 (11-13, 3-9 Big 12)

 

Saturday’s matchup between Kansas State and Colorado was the 61st in the series...Colorado holds a slim 32-30 advantage over the Wildcats in the series... The Wildcats have now won 13 of the last 18 against Colorado dating back to the 2000 season... The win also marked the 14th straight home win for the Wildcats and improved K-State’s home record to 12-0 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 senior guard Kelsey Nelson... It was the first time this lineup was used and the fourth different lineup the Cats have used this season...Marlies Gipson made the 107th start of her career on Sunday... Sweat has started 76 games in her career, including 71 straight... Zanotti has 63 starts and Kincaid has tallied 46 starts in her career... This was Nelson’s third start of the season and the third of her career... Senior guard Shalee Lehning missed her third straight game due to illness.

 

The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for the contest was 5,753... After 12 home games this season, Kansas State is averaging 4,473 for the season... The 12-0 home record for the Cats is the best since 2002-03 when they were 13-0.

 

With the win, the Wildcats are now 21-4... The 20-plus win season is the first back-to-back 20 win seasons since 2004-05 and 2005-06.

 

K-State allowed only 60 points on Saturday... It was the 22nd time this season K-State held an opponent to 60 points or less. It was the ninth double-digit margin of victory for the Wildcats.

 

Kansas State held a 35-27 halftime lead Saturday... This season K-State is 18-1 when holding the edge at halftime and 175-22 (.888) since the 1999-00 season when leading at the break.

 

The Wildcats have hit at least one 3-point field goal in 67 straight games... K-State made six three-point field goals on Saturday. This is the 17th time this season K-State has hit five or more 3-point field goals as a team... K-State is 10-2 when four or more players make a 3-point field goal.

 

Ashley Sweat registered 22 points and nine rebounds... Sweat now ranks 18th on the K-State all-time scoring list with 1,173 career points, moving past Marsha Poppe, Jan Laughlin, Priscilla Gary and Angie Bonner . This was the 22nd time this season she has scored in double figures and the 64th in her career... Sweat has now scored in 91 consecutive games, which is every game of her K-State career... She led K-State in scoring for the 17th time this season and the 32nd time in her career. She has been the leading scorer more than any other player on K-State’s roster... Sweat’s school-record streak of consecutive made free throws ended at 33... She was 13-of-16 from the line Saturday... It was the 10th consecutive game where Sweat attempted at least one free throw and the third time this season she has had double-digit attempts.

 

Marlies Gipson finished the afternoon with 16 points and eight rebounds... She now ranks 17th on the career scoring list at K-State with 1,182 points, passing Priscilla Gary and Angie Bonner...Gipson has now scored in double figures in 18 games this season and 69 in her career.

 

Six different K-State players registered one assist or more... It was the fifth time this season that six players recorded at least one assist... The Wildcats are 19-1 when at least four different players record an assist.

 

Kelsey Nelson finished with a season-high 14 points and 13 rebounds for her first career double-double... She is the fourth Wildcat this season to record a double-double and the eighth to reach double figures in scoring... She also finished the game with a career high 4 assists and 34 minutes... It was her second straight double-figure scoring game at home and her fourth double-figure scoring game this season.... Her 13 rebounds were also a career high and are the most by a K-State guard since Shalee Lehning recorded 14 rebounds at Arkansas State on Nov. 25, 2008.