Kansas State Postgame Notes

This was the second meeting between Kansas State and Weber State... K-State is now 2-0 against the Wildcats and 12-1 against teams from the Big Sky Conference... K-State is 7-0 at home this season... The Wildcats have won 12 straight in Bramlage Coliseum, since losing to Baylor on Feb. 25, 2006, 79-70... This string includes the five wins by K-State during last season’s WNIT.

 

The win is the 209th victory of head coach Deb Patterson’s career... She is 209-114 (.647) in 10+ seasons with K-State and is 120-32 (.789) in Bramlage Coliseum.

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Friday night consisted of: senior guard Claire Coggins, junior guard Kimberly Dietz, sophomore guard Shalee Lehning, sophomore forward Danielle Zanotti and sophomore forward Marlies Gipson... This is the sixth straight start for this group, which is now 6-0 this season... It is Coggins’ 20th-straight start and the 73rd of her career... Dietz has started 35 games in her Wildcat career, including all 11 this season... Lehning has now started 38 consecutive games, dating back to a 77-66 victory over Louisiana Tech on Dec. 6 of last year... Gipson continues a streak of 45-straight starts, starting all 34 games a season ago... This was Zanotti’s sixth straight start of 2006-07 and the 16th of her career.

 

Dietz’s 3-point field goal at 15:31 in the first half extended K-State’s streak of games with at least one three to 98... For the night, the Wildcats were 3-of-17 (17.6 percent) from beyond the arc... Dietz finished with 11 points; the 25th time in her career in double figures and the ninth time this season. 

 

Coggins recorded team-highs with 14 points and nine rebounds... This is the second time this season she has led K-State in scoring and the 15th time in her career... This is the first time this season she has led the team in rebounds... It is the eighth time this season and the 48th time in her career that she has reached double figures in points. 

 

Gipson tied the school record and set the Bramlage Coliseum record by rejecting seven Weber State shots... She is now tied with Olga Firsova (at Colorado, Feb. 16, 2000) and Shelley Hughes (vs. Illinois, Jan. 8, 1981)... It is the second time this season she has swatted at least five shots and the third time in her career... She now trails Nicole Ohlde for the most five-block games in a career (six)... She also scored six points and pulled down seven rebounds.  

 

Freshman Ashley Sweat tallied 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting, off the bench... The Wildcats outscored Weber State’s bench 23-7... It is the fifth double figure scoring night of Sweat’s career, with four of the five coming in home contests. 

 

The Wildcats are now 10-0 when leading at the half... On Sunday night, K-State held a 27-26 advantage at the break.