Kansas State Postgame Notes

This was the first meeting between the Wildcats and Delta Devilettes... Kansas State is now 12-0 against teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference... K-State is 20-3 in the Wildcat Classic...

 

The win is the 203rd victory of head coach Deb Patterson’s career... She is 204-114 (.642) in 10+ seasons with K-State and is 117-32 (.785) in Bramlage Coliseum... She is now two victories from tying Judy Akers (1968-79; 206 wins) for the most wins in K-State women’s basketball history.

 

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 sophomore forward Marlies Gipson... It is Coggins’ 15th-straight start and the 68th of her career... Dietz has started 30 games in her Wildcat career, including all six this season... Lehning has now started 33 consecutive games, dating back to a 77-66 victory over Louisiana Tech on Dec. 6 of last year... Gipson continues a streak of 40-straight starts, starting all 34 games a season ago... This was Zanotti’s first start of 2006 and the 11th of her career.

 

The 18 points scored by Mississippi Valley State is the lowest opponent point total allowed by K-State in school history, the lowest point total by an opponent in Bramlage Coliseum history and the lowest point total by an opponent in Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic history... The previous school-record low was 23 by Central Connecticut State on Jan. 1, 2005... Kansas State also held the Delta Devilettes to the lowest number of field goals by an opponent with five and the lowest field goal percentage at 8.6 percent (5-of-58).   

 

The 9 first half points by Mississippi Valley State tied the lowest point output by a K-State opponent in the Wildcat Classic... This equaled Sacramento State’s second half point total on Dec. 5, 2003... It is the lowest point output by a K-State opponent in the first half of a game in over four years.

 

The Wildcats held the Delta Devilettes without a three-point field goal... It is the first time K-State has achieved this defensive feat since March 2, 2006 at Kansas... The last time K-State held a foe without a three-point make was Nov. 30, 2005 against Delaware State.

 

Ashley Sweat led the Wildcats with 15 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and 7-of-7 from the free throw line... All of her points came off the bench... The Wildcats scored a season-high 36 points off the bench... It is the first time Sweat has led the Wildcats in scoring in her career.

 

Gipson scored 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting, pulled down eight boards, dished out five assists and blocked four shots... It is the fifth time this season she has reached double figures in points and the 19th time in her career... She moved into fourth on the K-State career blocks list with 76.

 

Coggins scored 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting, including 2-of-4 from the 3-point line... The 3-point field goal by Coggins at the 14:15 of the first half extended K-State’s streak to 93 consecutive games with a three.

 

Shana Wheeler tallied four blocks on Friday night to move into seventh in K-State history for career blocks with 66... Wheeler also scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting and hauled in seven rebounds.  

 

 The Wildcats set new season\-highs in field goal attempts with 64, rebounds with 61 and assists with 21... K-State outrebounded MVSU 61-33, including 18 offensive rebounds... Naytanda Smith snared a career-high 10 rebounds to hold game-high honors.