Kansas State Postgame Notes

Kansas State Women's Basketball Postgame Notes
February 24, 2010 • Bramlage Coliseum • Manhattan, Kan.
Texas Tech 75 (17-10, 5-8 Big 12), Kansas State 67 (12-15, 4-9 Big 12)

• Wednesday evening's matchup between Kansas State and Texas Tech was the 18th in the series ...The series is now tied at 9-9...K-State won the previous meeting between the two schools, 60-48, on Jan. 21 in Lubbock, TX...K-State had won six straight against the Lady Raiders and are 4-3 in games played in Manhattan... Of the 18 meetings, nine have been decided by ten points or less...Head coach Deb Patterson, the all-time women's basketball wins leader at K-State, now owns a career record of 277-161 (.632).

• 3,588 fans cheered on the Wildcats on Wednesday evening... On the season, 55,312 fans have filed into Bramlage Coliseum, for an average of 3,457 fans per game...Last season, K-State averaged 4,624 fans in 14 home games.

• The Wildcats' starting lineup consisted of: senior forward Ashley Sweat, freshman guard Taelor Karr, freshman guard Brittany Chambers, sophomore forward Jalana Childs and senior guard Kari Kincaid...This marks the 21st time this season this lineup has been used by K-State, including the 17th consecutive game... Today's start marked the 106th consecutive and the 112th career start for Sweat... With the start, Sweat tied Mary Jo Miller (1988-92) for 10th all time on the K-State career games started list, at 112 games... She is now one start away from tying Diane Miller(1987-91) for 9th with 113, two starts from tying Gayla Williams (1977-81) and former teammate Marlies Gipson (2005-09) for 7th with 115 career starts...If Sweat starts the Wildcats' three remaining regular season games and at least one game in the Big 12 Tournament, she will tie Laurie Koehn (2001-05) for 6th all-time in career games started with 116... Kincaid started her 79th consecutive game and the 83rd of her career.

• K-State went into the locker room at halftime trailing 28-23... The five point lead for Tech was their largest of the first half...The offense went stagnant for the Wildcats down the stretch in the first half, as they failed to connect from the field during a six minute stretch from the 7:46 to 1:05 mark...Kari Kincaid led ‘Cats in scoring for the first half with nine points, all coming from three-point field goals.

• The second half was back and forth between teams, resulting in 11 lead changes and seven ties, with neither team earning a double-digit lead in regulation...Free throws were the difference in the second half, with K-State connecting on 4-of-6 in the last five minutes, while Texas Tech converted only 2 -of -5 from the line during the same period, including two misses with a two point lead and 11 seconds remaining in regulation...The Wildcats tied the game with two seconds remaining after freshman guard Brittany Chambers drove the length of the floor and converted on a contested layup...Chambers finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.

• The overtime contest was the second of the season for the Wildcats...The first overtime game was a 80-79 loss to Arkansas State on Nov. 16 in Manhattan... Texas Tech took charge in overtime, starting the extra period with a 6-0 run...This was the 19th game of the season decided by 10 points or less...The ‘Cats are 7-12 in those games...Free throws were also the difference in the overtime period... The Lady Raiders converted 11-of-12 attempts from the line while K-State was 2-for-2.

• Senior forward Ashley Sweat finished the game with eight points...She extended her consecutive scoring streak to 126 games, tying Nicole Ohlde (2000-04) for first place for consecutive games scored with 126...She also tied Ohlde for second place on the career games scored list with 126...She is two games away from tying Kendra Wecker (2001-05) for first on the career games scored list (128)... Sweat went 4-of-6 from the free throw line, increasing her total free throws attempted to 524...She is now 17 attempts from tying Brit Jacobson (1994-98) for second on the K-State career free throws attempted list with 541

• Senior guard Kari Kincaid finished with a career-high tying and season-high 18 points, scoring in double figures for the 10th time this season... It was the second time this season Kincaid led the Wildcats in scoring...She was also a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line.

• Freshman guard Taelor Karr turned in a solid all-around performance, with 11 points, a team-high nine rebounds, and led the team with three assists...It was the 14th time this season she has scored in double figures.

• K-State has now hit at least one 3-pointer in 102 consecutive games, dating back to February 7, 2007... The Cats were 6-of-19 (.316) from beyond-the-arc, including 3-7 in overtime.