K-State is now 9-0 against non-conference opponents in Bramlage Coliseum this season and 19-1 (.950) over the last two seasons... During the Deb Patterson era (1996-present), the Wildcats are 67-6 (.918) against non-conference foes in Bramlage.
The Wildcats’ starting lineup Thursday night consisted of: junior guard Kimberly Dietz, sophomore guard Shalee Lehning, sophomore forward Danielle Zanotti, junior forward Shana Wheeler and freshman Ashley Sweat... Dietz has started 41 straight games and 56 in her career... Lehning has started 60 consecutive games... This was Zanotti’s second straight start and the 27th of her career... This was Wheeler’s 14th start this season and 36th of her career... Sweat has started 18 games in her debut season and the 12th consecutive start dating back to Jan. 31 at
K-State held a 27-26 lead at the half; the Wildcats are 17-2 this season when leading at the half... The halftime point total by
The Wildcats recovered from an 18-8 deficit in points in the paint at the half, to tally 22 points in the second half to even up the points in the paint at 30, including 10 points from Shana Wheeler.
The Wildcats’ defense forced
K-State connected on 7-of-17 (41.2 percent) 3-point field goals... This is the highest total made since Feb. 28 against
With her fast-break lay-up at 5:03 of the first half, Coggins passed Janet Reusser for 14th in school history in career scoring... Coggins finished the night with 12 points, the 24th time this season she has reached double figures in scoring and the 64th in her career.
Dietz registered 19 points on 7-of-17 from the field including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc... She has now surpassed double figures in 38 career games and the 22 occasions this season and scored 15 or more points 12 times... This is the second time this season Dietz has connected on exactly five 3-point field goals.
Wheeler approached a double-double on Thursday night with 10 points and eight boards... She has now tallied double-figures in points 10 times this season and 12 times in her career.
Kari Kincaid provided the Wildcats with a lift off the bench for the second straight game with six points on 3-of-6 shooting and chipped in with a career-high tying four rebounds and three assists.