Kansas State Postgame Notes

Kansas State Women’s Basketball Postgame Notes

March 4, 2009 Bramlage Coliseum Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas State 66 (22-6, 9-6 Big 12), Texas 50 (20-9, 8-7 Big 12)


The meeting between Kansas State and Texas was the 19th overall... With the victory, the Wildcats are now 9-10 all time against the Longhorns and 5-3 in the series at home... Their last win at home over Texas was a 71-69 victory on January 25, 2003... The victory on Wednesday evening gave the Wildcats their second consecutive victory over Texas...They defeated the Longhorns 77-74 in Austin last season. Kansas State moved to 13-1 at home this season... The attendance in Bramlage Coliseum was 3,697.


The Wildcats’ starting line-up included junior guard Kari Kincaid, junior forward Ashley Sweat, senior forward Danielle Zanotti, senior forward Marlies Gipson and senior guard Shalee Lehning... This was the 22nd time this line-up was used this season... Shalee Lehning made her 118th start this season... She is now fourth all-time in school history for games started... This was Lehning’s 125th game played, moving her into a tie with Danielle Zanotti for ninth in school history for games played... Marlies Gipson made the 110th start of her career... Sweat has started 79 games, including 74 straight... Zanotti has 66 starts and 125 career games played... Kincaid has tallied 49 starts in her career.


Kansas State snapped a two-game losing streak with the win... Wednesday was senior night for Wildcats’ four seniors: Kelsey Nelson, Danielle Zanotti, Marlies Gipson and Shalee Lehning... The senior class has registered an 87-41 career record and a 52-13 record in Bramlage Coliseum.


Kansas State led at the half, 35-21... The team is now 18-2 this season when leading at the half... The Cats held the Longhorns to 50 points...It was the eighth time this season the Wildcats have held their opponent to 50 points or less and the 21st time they have held an opponent to 60 points or less.


The Wildcats have hit at least one three-pointer in 70 straight games... K-State made five three-pointers on Wednesday...It was the 19th time this season the Cats have hit five or more three-pointers in a game.


Senior Shalee Lehning finished the night with 11 points, six assists and seven rebounds... She now has 1,133 career points, 882 career rebounds and 759 career assists... With 39 minutes of playing time tonight, Lehning moved into third on the career minutes played list with 4,101, passing Megan Mahoney (2001-05; 4,079)... Her 11 points moved her into 23rd on the career scoring list, passing current assistant coach Andria Jones (1993-97; 1,126).


Junior Ashley Sweat registered 14 points and six rebounds... She was 6-7 from the free-throw line... It was the 12th straight time this season that she has scored in double-figures. It was also the 26th time overall this season and the 68th time in her career to record double-digit points...  Sweat has now scored in 95 consecutive games, which is every game of her K-State career... She now has 1,212 career points, which is the 18th most in school history.


Senior Marlies Gipson scored 24 points, pulled down seven rebounds and recorded two blocks... She scored 13 points in the first half. Her 24 points were the most since scoring 23 points against Kansas on Jan. 24, 2009...The 24 points were also a new career high... It was the 22nd time this season and the 71st time in her career she has scored in double-figures... She now has 1,222 career points, 775 career rebounds and 252 career blocks...She is now 17th on the all-time scorers list... It was the fifth time this season and the 20th time in her career that Gipson has led the team in scoring.


K-State’s four seniors combined for 40 points, 19 rebounds, 10 assists, five steals and two blocks... The rest of the team combined for 26 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two steals.


The Wildcats had four players in double-figures (Gipson 24; Sweat 14; Kincaid 12 and Lehning 11)... It was the seventh time this season K-State has had four different players score in double-figures...They are now 18-1 when at least three players score tally double-digit scoring.