This was the first overtime game for K-State this season... The last overtime game K-State played was in the WNIT against
The win is the 202nd victory of Coach Patterson’s career... She is 202-113 (.641) in 10+ seasons with K-State and is 116-32 (.784) in Bramlage Coliseum... She is now four victories from tying Judy Akers (1968-79; 206 wins) for the most wins in K-State women’s basketball history.
Friday night’s attendance of 4,091 is the second-largest crowd of the season... The total trails the season-opening crowd of 4,250...During the three-game homestand, the Wildcats played in front of 11,956 fans for an average of 3,985 per game.
The Wildcats’ starting lineup Friday night 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’ 12th-straight start and the 65th of her career... Dietz has started 27 games in her Wildcat career, including 24 during the 2005-06 season... Lehning has now started 31 consecutive games, dating back to a 77-66 victory over Louisiana Tech on Dec. 6 of last year... Gipson continues a streak of 37-straight starts, starting all 34 games a season ago... Sweat has now started the first three games to begin her career.
The Wildcats set a single-game record on Friday night for most blocks in a game with 13... The previous mark was 10 set four times, the last time on March 19, 2005 against
Wheeler led the Wildcats with a career-high 16 points and six blocks, accounting for all of K-State’s bench points on the night... Wheeler’s previous high was 11 points against Texas A&M (1/19/05)... Wheeler also registered seven rebounds... in the first half, Wheeler nearly surpassed her season-high for a game in points in the first-half with a team-leading eight ... Wheeler’s season-high entering Friday came against Creighton on Monday with nine points on 4-of-6 shooting.
Gipson carded her second double-double this season and fifth of her career with 14 points, on 6-of-15 shooting, and 11 rebounds... It is the third straight game she has surpassed double figures in scoring... She recorded nine defensive rebounds and five blocks.
Coggins totaled 13 points, including seven in the second half and overtime... It is the second straight game Coggins has reached double figures in points... She also pulled down a season-high six boards
K-State shot 52 percent from the field in the first half (13 of 25)... It is the fourth straight game, dating back to the WNIT championship game, that K-State has shot over 40 percent from the field in the opening half... It is the second straight game over 50 percent.
The three-pointer by Sweat at 17:36 of the first half extended the Wildcats’ streak of consecutive games with a three to 90... The last time K-State was held without a 3-point field goal was Dec. 30, 2003 by