Women’s National Invitation Tournament
Kansas State won its sixth-straight WNIT game with its 72-46 victory over Southern Illinois tonight... The Wildcats are now 7-1 all time in WNIT games... K-State has now won its first WNIT game all three times the Wildcats have played in the tournament... The Cats also advanced to the third round of the WNIT for the second straight year.
The Salukis’ 46 points tonight were also a season-low for a game, while its 26-point loss was it largest of the season...
Kansas State 53.8 percent field goal percentage was its third-best of the season and the best by the Wildcats since netting a season-high 58.8 percent in a 75-34 win over Elon in Las Vegas on Nov. 25, 2006... The Wildcats shooting performance was also a season-high at home, trailing only the 57.4 percent K-State shot against Creighton on Nov. 13.
The Wildcats 26-point victory was it largest since defeating Rice by 29 points (83-54) at the FIU Fun & Sun Classic in
K-State outrebounded SIU 40-33 tonight... Combined with its 39-37 rebounding edge against
All nine Wildcats who got into tonight’s game scored... It is the sixth time this season that every K-State player who played scored and the first time K-State has pulled off that feat since having all nine players score vs.
Head coach Deb Patterson received her second technical foul of the season with 17:04 to play in the second half... It was her first technical foul since the Wildcats’ season opener against
Kimberly Dietz and Shalee Lehning have started every game in 2006-07 for the Wildcats... Lehning has now started 58 consecutive games, dating back to a 77-66 victory over Louisiana Tech on Dec. 6, 2005... Dietz has started 55 games in her Wildcat career... Wheeler has now made 35 career starts... In her freshman campaign, Sweat has started 17 games for the Cats.
Ashley Sweat led all scores with 15 points... It is the sixth time in the last eight games that the freshman has scored in double figures and the eighth time she has lead the Wildcats in scoring.
Kimberly Dietz finished with 13 points and has now scored in double digits in 20-of-31 games this season.
.Kari Kincaid’s 10 points were a career high... Here previous best was six at Baylor on Jan. 20, 2007.