Postgame Notes - Arkansas vs. Kansas State

Dec. 6, 2008 Bramlage Coliseum Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas State 65, Arkansas 56


Saturday’s win gives Kansas State a 3-1 all-time record against the Lady Razorbacks... K-State also improved to 3-0 all-time at home against Arkansas.


Saturday’s win moved Kansas State’s current non-conference home winning streak to 26 straight games.


Kansas State’s starting lineup on Saturday was senior guard Shalee Lehning, senior forward Marlies Gipson, senior forward Danielle Zanotii, junior guard Kari Kincaid and junior forward Ashley Sweat... This is the fifth game of the season that the Wildcats have used this starting lineup.


The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for the contest was 3,178.


The All-Tournament team for the weekend included MVP Ashley Sweat of Kansas State, Shalee Lehning of Kansas State, Marlies Gipson of Kansas State, Whitney Jones of Arkansas and Ceirra Ricketts of Arkansas.


With the win, Kansas State won its sixth straight game in Commerce Bank Classic action and improved to 25-3 all-time in the tournament... K-State also claimed its 11th Commerce Bank Classic title on Saturday.


The Wildcats held a 36-32 advantage at the half on 14-of-27 shooting (52-percent) while also connecting on 6-of-12 three pointers in the first 20 minutes.


K-State hit 9-of-20 three pointers on the afternoon, which was just one shy of the season-high of 10 set in the season opener at UTEP.  The Wildcats also dished out 20 assists as a team, compared to just seven for Arkansas. The 20 assists were the second-most this season as K-State collected 23 against UTSA.


Shalee Lehning, already the school leader in career assists, collected 10 or more assists for the fifth time this season and the 17th time in her career after dishing out 10 against Arkansas. Lehning collected 20 assists in two games on the weekend.


Ashley Sweat scored 15 points in the first half on Saturday on 6-of-10 shooting and was 2-of-3 from three-point range. Sweat went on to score a game-high 19 points, which tied her season high total. She now has six games of reaching double figures in points this season and 48 for her career.


Marlies Gipson added 16 points in the game on Saturday and totaled 30 in two games on the weekend. Gipson has scored 10 or more points in five of seven games this season and 56 for her career.