Postgame Notes

Kansas State Women’s Basketball Postgame Notes

Nov. 30, 2007 Bramlage Coliseum Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas State 92, Lipscomb 50



The Wildcats’ starting lineup Friday evening consisted of junior Shalee Lehning, senior Kimberly Dietz, junior Danielle Zanotti, junior Marlies Gipson and sophomore Ashley Sweat... This is the sixth time in as many games that the Wildcats have used this starting lineup... K-State’s bench was responsible for 45 of the Wildcat’s 92 points, compared to the Lady Bison’s 26.


Every player on the Wildcats saw action tonight. This marks the second time this season and the first time since the Washington game on Nov. 10 that every player has played in the game... The Wildcats won that game 88-61 and are now 2-0 when every player on the team gets in the game.


Tonight marked the first time that the Wildcats and the Lady Bison have met... The only team the Wildcats have ever faced from the Atlantic Sun prior to this season was Mercer on Jan. 3, 1991 in a game the Wildcats won 60-57... K-State improved its record to 2-0 against teams from the Atlantic Sun Conference.


With tonight’s win against the Lady Bison, K-State increases their home non-conference winning streak to 18... In her 12th season as head coach, Deb Patterson boasts a 69-9 record against non-conference foes at home.


K-State held Lipscomb to just 24 first-half points, the lowest opponent output in the first half since holding Wyoming to just 20 points in the first half earlier in the season... The Lady Bison only scored 26 points in the second half, the second-lowest second half output of any team the Wildcats have faced the season. Prior to tonight, Lipscomb was averaging 62.1 points per game while the Wildcats were holding their opponents to an average of 64.4 points per game.


K-State held a 43-24 advantage at the half... With 43 points at the half, it marks the third game that Patterson’s squad has scored 40 or more points before intermission... The first half featured action from all 12 members of the Wildcat squad... Sophomore Kari Kincaid led all scorers at the half with 9 points on 3-4 shooting from the field... The Cats led by 19 points at the break, their biggest margin of the half... K-State is now 3-1 when leading at the half.


The Wildcats shot 62.1 percent (18-of-29) from the field in the first half, their highest first-half shooting percentage of the season. The Wildcats finished the game shooting 59.3 percent, going 35-of-59 from the field... Tonight’s field goal percentage was the highest by the Wildcats this season and the most since the Wildcats shot 59.4 percent (38-of-64) vs. Santa Clara on November 26, 2005.


K-State scored 46 points in the paint tonight, exceeding the season average of 30.5 points per game in the paint. The Wildcats have scored 214 total points in the paint this season... The Wildcats also scored 25 fast break points and allowed the Lady Bison only three fast break points.


Tonight’s victory over the Lady Bison marks the third game this season that the Cats have scored 80 points or more... The last time K-State scored 80 or more points in a game came in an 87-38 victory over Southern Utah on November 12, 2007...Tonight’s game marks the highest point total of the season for the Wildcats.


Sophomore guard Kari Kincaid made her first 2-point field goal since the game against Southern Utah and finished the game with 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting... Kincaid is heating up of late and is now 10-of-13 from beyond the arc since playing Michigan State... Kincaid went 6-of-8 from three in that game and 4-of-5 in tonight’s game.


Senior forward Carolyn McCullough hit her first three-point shot of the season tonight... She is now 1-of-3 from beyond the arc this season... McCullough also scored her first points of the season since the Washington game.


K-State had every player score tonight and five Wildcats reach double figures... Sophomore Kari Kincaid led all scorers with 14 points on ... Sophomore forward Ashley Sweat scored 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting... Freshman forward Jackie Stanley also chipped in for 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting... Senior guard Kimberly Dietz added 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting and Gibson also scored 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field...


Actual attendance for the tonight’s game was 2,002... Paid attendance was 4,061. In three games this season the Wildcats have drawn 10,881 fans into Bramlage Coliseum.