Postgame Notes

This evening’s matchup between Kansas State and Creighton was the 19th in the series, while the two teams have met each of the last four seasons... Kansas State holds an all-time record of 15-4 and has won five of the last six meetings... Kansas State is now 164-21 (.886) when leading at the half since the 1999-2000 season... Tuesday’s win moved Kansas State’s current non-conference home winning streak to 27 straight games.

 

Kansas State is now 8-0 for just the third time in school history and the first time under head coach Deb Patterson... The undefeated start in the first eight games is the third-best start in school history as the 1980-81 squad won its first nine games, while the 1968-69 team was victorious in its first 11 contests.

 

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 sixth-straight game that the Wildcats have used this starting lineup.

 

Kansas State finished the game 14-for-15 from the free-throw line (93.3-percent)... It was the highest percentage for the Wildcats when attempting at least 10 free throws since shooting a perfect 21-for-21 against Chattanooga in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament on March 23.

 

Creighton started the game by scoring the game’s first 10 points and led by as many as 11 at 13-2, the Wildcats’ largest deficit of the season... The previous was eight points at Northwestern... The 11-point deficit in tonight’s victory was the largest overcome since 14 at Texas on January 13, 2008... The Wildcats outscored Creighton 26-12 after the Bluejays 10-0 start, including going on an 11-0 run to take its first lead at 16-15 with 8:44 remaining in the first half... The Wildcats led by as many as 12 at 51-39 with 6:29 remaining in the game.

 

The Wildcats held a 26-22 advantage at the half on 10-of-23 shooting (43.5-percent) while also connecting on 4-of-9 three pointers in the first 20 minutes... On the flipside, Creighton was 9-of-25 shooting in the first half... The Bluejays hit five of their first eight shots, but were held to just 4-of-17 shooting (23.5-percent) the rest of the frame... The Wildcats have now hit at least one three-pointer in 50 consecutive games dating back to February 7, 2007.

 

Ashley Sweat led the Wildcats with 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting, including an 8-for-9 mark from the free-throw line... Of Sweat’s 20 points, 16 came in the second half... She had just four points and hit just one of her five shots in the first half... Sweat now has seven games of reaching double figures in points this season and 49 for her career... She also moved into 36th all-time in K-State history with 866 points, passing Missy Decker, who had 861 from 1994-97.

 

Marlies Gipson added 14 points and recorded a team-high six rebounds to go along with five blocks... Her five blocked shots tied a season-high she originally set last Friday against Alcorn State... Gipson came into the game leading the Big 12 with 2.7 blocks per game.

 

The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for this evening’s contest was 2,681.