Postgame Notes

Three Kansas State seniors played their final homes games as Wildcats Saturday: Kimberly Dietz, Carolyn McCullough and Shana Weeler... Dietz, a native of Boulder, Colo., is one of just 10 Kansas State players in history to record 1,000 points and 250 assists in a career... McCullough, Stilwell, Kan., is a 2006-07 Academic All-Big 12 first team selection and one of four Big 12 players on the academic team to earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average... Wheeler, from Lee’s Summit, Mo., is ranked third in school history in career blocked shots and 31st in school history in career rebounds.

 

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 90th consecutive game and Kincaid her 17th, while Dietz made her 86th career start (62nd consecutive), Gipson her 77th and Sweat’s 58th... It marked the 18th-consecutive contest that the lineup was used this season and 18th overall... The lineup is now 15-3 with the win.

 

The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for the contest was 5,960... Kansas State averaged an attendance of 4,305 through 14 home games in Bramlage this season.

 

Kansas State leads the all-time series with Missouri 39-34... Kansas State beat the Tigers in Columbia 56-40 on Feb. 17 earlier this season...The Wildcats are 12-2 in Bramlage this season... Kansas State ended a two-game losing streak in home finales... The Wildcats are 27-13 in home finales and 7-5 during the Deb Patterson era... The win gives the Wildcats their first 20-win season since the 2005-06 season and their fifth 20-win season in the last six years.

 

The Wildcats are a perfect 6-0 when scoring at least 80 points... Kansas State owns an 8-0 record in games decided by over 20 points this year... The win is Kansas State’s largest this season since defeating Iowa State 80-49 in Bramlage Coliseum on Jan. 23.

 

Kansas State led 39-22 at the half... The Wildcats held leads of up to 18 points in the first period... Kansas State had 13 fast-break points to Missouri’s zero... Kansas State also scored 22 points in the paint compared to Missouri’s 10... The Wildcats were 15-for-30 (50 percent) from the field at halftime, while the Tigers went 8-for-30 (26.7 percent)... Kansas State out-rebounded Missouri 22-16 in the first period.

 

Kansas State is now 18-2 this season when leading at halftime and 20-1 when leading with five minutes to play.

 

Dietz hit five three-point shots on the afternoon to move her into the top 10 in Big 12 history for career three-point field goals made... Now with 228 in her career, she moved past Colorado’s Many Nightingale (1999-02) for sole possession of 10th place... Dietz dished out six assists in the contest to give her 305 for her career... The senior is just one of five Wildcats in school history with at least 1,200 points and 300 assists... Dietz has scored in double-figures in 24 of 27 games this season.

 

Gipson recorded three blocks in the game to take sole possession of eighth place on the Big 12 career list for blocked shots with 164... Gipson scored 13 points in the contest, making it her 21st game this season scoring in double-figures.

 

For the second straight contest, the Wildcats had four players score in double-figures in Lehning (21), Dietz (19), Gipson (13) and Sweat (13)... Those four are averaging double-figures on the season, and Kansas State is one of just three Big 12 squads to have four players averaging double-figures for the year.

 

Lehning led the Wildcats in scoring with 21 points... She also grabbed 11 rebounds, giving her 11 career double-doubles... Lehning added six assists and three steals in 32 minutes.

 

Kansas State’s biggest lead was by 29 points, while Missouri’s largest lead of the contest was by a point... Kansas State led Missouri in points in the paint (42-26), fast-break points (21-9) and second-chance points (15-8)... The Wildcats managed to shoot 47.5 percent (29-for-61) from the field for the game compared to Missouri’s 32.8 percent (20-for-61)... Kansas State hit 17 free throws in 19 attempts (89.5 percent), tying for its second-best free-throw percentage in a game this season (minimum five attempts)... Kansas State is 12-5 this season when shooting at least 70 percent at the line... Missouri was just 6-for-14 (42.9 percent) from the charity stripe.