Kansas State Postgame Notes

Kansas State is now 14-3 all-time against Creighton, including a 9-1 mark in Manhattan... The last time these teams met was Dec. 19, 2005 in Omaha; the Wildcats were victorious that night, 69-59... Coach Deb Patterson is now 4-0 all-time against the Bluejays. 

 

The win marks the 201st victory of Coach Patterson’s career... She is 201-113 (.640) in 10+ seasons with K-State and is 115-32 (.782) in Bramlage Coliseum... She is now five victories from passing Judy Akers (1968-79; 206 wins) for the most wins in K-State women’s basketball history.

 

K-State’s final point total of 94 marks the first time the Wildcats have surpassed 90 points this season and the most points since Nov. 26, 2005 at Santa Clara (100-71).

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Monday evening consisted of: senior guard Claire Coggins, junior guard Kimberly Dietz, sophomore guard Shalee Lehning, sophomore forward Marlies Gipson and freshman forward Ashley Sweat... It is Coggins’ 11th-straight start and the 64th of her career... Dietz has started 26 games in her Wildcat career, including 24 during the 2005-06 season... Lehning has now started 30 consecutive games, dating back to a 77-66 victory over Louisiana Tech on Dec. 6 of last year... Gipson continues a streak of 36-straight starts, starting all 34 games a season ago... Sweat has now started two in a row to begin her career.

 

For the game, K-State connected on 35-of-61 shooting (57.4%), it’s the seventh-consecutive game of 40-percent shooting or better... It is the highest final shooting percentage by the Wildcats since Nov. 26, 2005 at Santa Clara, when K-State hit 59.4 percent from the field (38-of-64).

 

Five Wildcats reached double-figures in scoring on Monday night led by Gipson with 17 points and eight rebounds... It is the second time this season she has paced the team in both categories.

 

Lehning tallied season-highs with 11 points and seven assists... She also attempted a season-high four free throws, converting three.

 

Sweat scored a career-high 12 points... Her previous high came in her debut as a Wildcat last Friday night, when she tallied 10 points against the Phoenix.

 

Two players moved up K-State’s career blocks chart on Monday night... Gipson tallied one block and moved into seventh place, passing Nicky Ramage and is just two blocks from passing Kristie Bahner for sixth... Shana Wheeler also recorded one block and is tied for ninth with Carlisa Thomas with 53.

 

The Wildcats shot 64.3 percent (18-of-28) in the first half, their highest first-half percentage since shooting 68.6 percent against Colorado (1/14/06)... The first half output of 46 points is also the most for a first-half since the same Colorado game... Seven of K-State’s nine available players scored in the first half, led by Coggins with 13.

 

K-State collected 31 rebounds on the evening... It’s the eighth-straight game in which the Cats collected at least 30 boards.