Kansas State Postgame Notes

This was the first meeting between the Wildcats and Lady Braves... Kansas State is now 13-0 against teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference... K-State is 21-3 in the Wildcat Classic... The Wildcats have won nine of the 12 Wildcat Classic titles.


The win is the 205th victory of head coach Deb Patterson’s career... She is 205-114 (.643) in 10+ seasons with K-State and is 118-32 (.787) in Bramlage Coliseum... She is now one victory from tying Judy Akers (1968-79; 206 wins) for the most wins in K-State women’s basketball history.


Marlies Gipson of Kansas State earned Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic most valuable player honors... Joining Gipson on the All-Tournament team were Shalee Lehning of Kansas State, Rasaan Powell of Alcorn State, Portia Wilson of Mississippi Valley State and Katie Madison of Idaho... It is the second year Lehning has earned all-tournament team honors... Wilson scored a Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic record 38 points against Idaho in the consolation game on Saturday afternoon.


The Wildcats’ starting lineup Saturday night consisted of: senior guard Claire Coggins, junior guard Kimberly Dietz, sophomore guard Shalee Lehning, sophomore forward Marlies Gipson and sophomore forward Marlies Gipson... This is the second straight start for this group... It is Coggins’ 16th-straight start and the 69th of her career... Dietz has started 31 games in her Wildcat career, including all seven this season... Lehning has now started 34 consecutive games, dating back to a 77-66 victory over Louisiana Tech on Dec. 6 of last year... Gipson continues a streak of 41-straight starts, starting all 34 games a season ago... This was Zanotti’s second straight start of 2006-07 and the 12th of her career.


K-State recorded season-highs for points in a half with 55 and field goal percentage in a half at 60.0o percent (21-of-35) in the second-half... This is the highest point total for the Wildcats in one half since scoring 56 in the first half against Colorado on Jan. 14, 2006... It is also the highest field goal percentage since that contest with Colorado (68.6 percent).


The Wildcats were held to their lowest first half point total (26) and their lowest first half field goal percentage (32.4 percent) of the season ... This was the lowest first half point total since March 28, 2006 against Western Kentucky in the WNIT Semifinals when K-State tallied 23 first half points... This was the lowest field goal percentage in a first half since Jan. 7, 2006 at Missouri, when the Wildcats shot 16.1 percent.


Gipson scored a team-high 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting; it is the sixth time this season and the 21st time of her career she has surpassed double digits in scoring... She also hauled in four rebounds, carded two steals and blocked one shot.   


Dietz scored 13 points on 5-of-15 shooting, including 3-of-10 from 3-point range... She tallied 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 2-of-5 from the beyond the arc in the second half... The 3-point field goal by Dietz at the 10:06 mark of the first half extended K-State’s streak to 94 consecutive games with a three.


Lehning finished with 10 points and dished out a season-high 11 assists... This is her first double-double of the season and the fourth of her career.


Shana Wheeler scored 15 points, all off the bench... It is the fourth time this season she has reached double figures in points and the sixth time in her career.