Kansas State Women's Basketball Postgame Notes
March 6, 2010 • Bramlage Coliseum • Manhattan, Kan.
Nebraska 82 (28-0, 15-0 Big 12), K-State 72 (12-15, 5-10 Big 12)
- Saturday's matchup with Nebraska was the 76th in the series...K-State leads the series 44-31, including a 26-9 mark in games played in Manhattan...No. 3/3 Nebraska is the highest ranked opponent to ever play in Bramlage Coliseum...They are the highest ranked opponent to visit Manhattan since No. 2 Louisiana Tech on Jan. 28, 1988...The Wildcats lost that match-up 77-45...The highest-ranked opponent to ever play in Manhattan was No. 1 Wayland Baptist in 1977...K-State Head Coach Deb Patterson, the all-time leader in women's basketball wins, now owns a career record of 278-163 (.369), including a 14-15 (.466) mark against Nebraska.
- 4,588 fans cheered on the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon for Senior Day... On the season, 60,137 fans have filed into Bramlage Coliseum, for an average of 4,009 fans per game...During conference play, 35,067 fans came out to support the 'Cats, for an average of 4,383 fans per Big 12 home contest...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 23rd time this season this lineup has been used by K-State, including the 19th consecutive game... Today's start marked the 108th consecutive and the 114th career start for Sweat... With the start, Sweat moved into ninth place for games started...She is now one start away from tying former teammate Marlies Gipson (2005-09) and Gayla Williams (1977-81) with 115 career starts...If Sweat starts at least one game in the Big 12 Tournament, she will tie Laurie Koehn (2001-05) for sixth all-time in career games started with 116...She also moved into seventh in school history for career games played with 129, tying Megan Mahoney (2001-05)...Kincaid started her 81st consecutive game and the 85th of her career.
- K-State went into the locker room at halftime leading 45-38...The 45 points was a season high in first half points allowed by the Huskers...It was the highest first half scoring total for K-State since posting 47 points in the first half against Grambling State on Dec. 4, 2009...The Wildcats shot 66 percent from three-point range in the first half...The 'Cats had a season-high 15 points off the fast break in the first half, marking only the third time this season they earned double-figures in that category...They also led in points off of turnovers, scoring 16 points off of eight Husker turnovers.
- Nebraska roared back after the break, taking a 49-45 lead by the 17:15 mark, extending that lead to 57-48 by the first media timeout...The Husker comeback was fueled by an .80 field goal percentage (8-for-10) in the first five minutes of the second half while their defense held K-State to 20 percent shooting (1-for-5) in the same period...K-State cooled off in the second half, shooting only 34.6 percent from the floor, including 18 percent from the 3-point line...Nebraska's Kelsey Griffin scored 36 points, which is the second most for an opponent this season.
- Senior forward Ashley Sweat finished the game with 24 points...It was the 17th time this season she has paced the 'Cats in scoring... She extended her school-record consecutive games scored streak to 129 games...She moved past Kendra Wecker (2001-05)(128) for first on the career games scored list... Sweat went 6-of-6 from the free throw line, increasing her total free throws attempted to 538...She is now seven 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 seven points and was one of four Wildcats to turn in a team-high 37 minutes of playing time...She added one rebound, three assists, and one steal.
- K-State got solid contributions from all seven available players on its roster, but especially from its two freshmen starters, guards Brittany Chambers and Taelor Karr... Chambers moved up on the school's freshmen scoring list, becoming number five on the list of K-State freshmen with 350 or more points with 371 points this season...She scored 13 points, grabbed six rebounds, a recorded a team-high six assists...It was the 11th time this season that Chambers has led the Wildcats in assists...Karr continued to shoot well from long-distance, connecting on 4-of-8 three-point attempts to finish with 16 points, four rebounds, and three assists...Sophomore reserve Branshea Brown led the Wildcats with 11 rebounds, leading the team in rebounding for the fifth time this season and the sixth time in her career...She also added seven points.
- K-State has now hit at least one 3-pointer in 105 consecutive games, dating back to February 7, 2007... Four different Wildcats connected from long-distance: Kincaid (1-3), Karr (4-8), Sweat (2-5) and Chambers (3-7)...The 'Cats finished with 10 threes, marking the eighth time this season to record at least 10 made 3-point field goals...The eight games with 10 made threes ties a school-best and is the first time for the feat since the 2001-02 season in which the Wildcats made the Sweet Sixteen.