Postgame Notes

This evening’s matchup between Kansas State and UT-Arlington was the first meeting between the two schools... It was the second of three matchups for the Wildcats against Southland Conference schools... The Wildcats defeated UTSA, 80-51, on November 23, while they will face Central Arkansas on January 3... Sunday’s win moved Kansas State’s current non-conference home winning streak to 28 straight games... K-State improved to 71-14 in the month of December under Deb Patterson... The Wildcats have now hit at least one three-pointer in 51 consecutive games dating back to February 7, 2007.

 

Kansas State is now 9-0 for just the third time in school history and the first time under head coach Deb Patterson... The undefeated start in the first nine games is tied for the second-best start in school history as the 1980-81 squad also 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 seventh-straight game that the Wildcats have used this starting lineup.

 

K-State held a 34-25 advantage at halftime... The Wildcats shot 40.6-percent (13-of-32) and out-rebounded the Mavericks 20-17... The Wildcats have now led at the break in eight of their nine games this season... Since the 1999-2000 season, K-State is 165-21 (.887) when leading at the break.

 

Kansas State finished the game with eight blocked shots, tying its season best... The Wildcats also had eight blocked shots at Jacksonville on November 28.

 

K-State out-rebounded the Mavericks 41-31... It was the fourth time this season Kansas State out-rebounded its opponent and the fourth time collecting at least 40 rebounds.

 

Shalee Lehning led the Wildcats with a season-high 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting... Lehning’s previous season high was 12 on three occasions, the latest against Alcorn State... Her 10 field goals made tied a career best that she set against Kansas on March 5, 2008... Of Lehning’s 21 points, 15 came in the second half on 7-of-11 shooting... She had just six points on 3-of-5 shooting in the first half... Lehning also added nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals... Her four steals tied a season high.

 

Marlies Gipson recorded five blocks this afternoon... It was the ninth time in her career she tallied at least five blocks in a game and the third this season... Gipson came into the game leading the Big 12 with 3.0 blocks per game... Her five blocked shots tied a season-high she originally set against Alcorn State and then against Creighton... She also added 10 points and recorded a team-high 10 rebounds for the 14th double-double of her career.

 

The attendance at Bramlage Coliseum for this evening’s contest was 3,179.