Jan. 4, 2012
Bramlage Coliseum • Manhattan, Kan.
Kansas State 71 (10-3, 1-0), (9/9) Texas A&M 69 (9-3, 0-1)
• Wednesday night’s conference game between Kansas State and Texas A&M was the 20th meeting in the history of the series… The Wildcats played the Aggies last during the regular season on March 2, 2011, winning the game 71-67 in Manhattan, Kan. … The series is now 13-7 in favor of K-State… The Wildcats hold a 7-2 record against the Aggies in Manhattan… Head Coach Deb Patterson, the all-time women’s basketball wins leader at K-State, holds a career record of 310-178 (.634) … In its 44 years of women’s basketball, K-State is 813-481 (.628) … Coach Patterson is now 11-6 in games played against Texas A&M.
• The win by K-State extends the Wildcats’ streak to five in Big 12 Conference openers.
• The score was tied 14 times during the game … The lead also changed eight times during the contest … K-State scored 18 points off of turnovers, as well as 44 points in the paint … K-State’s bench added 3 points … Texas A&M was held without a field goal the last 2:03 of the game … This was the second time the Cats have won by a margin of two points this season.
• K-State held Texas A&M to shooting 2-of-7 from beyond the arc … The Wildcats were 4-of-12 from beyond the arc on Wednesday night … K-State has hit at least one 3-pointer in 153 consecutive games… This is the last time the Aggies will make a trip to Manhattan for a Big 12 Conference game as they will be joining the Southeastern Conference next season.
• The Wildcats now hold a 247-89 record in Bramlage Coliseum … Attendance on Wednesday night was 2,871… K-State finished last year’s NCAA standings ranked as 24th in the nation in average attendance.
• The Wildcats’ starting lineup consisted of: senior guard Tasha Dickey, senior forward Jalana Childs, senior forward Branshea Brown, junior guard Brittany Chambers and junior guard Mariah White…This is the 13th time this lineup has been used this season … This lineup was not used during the 2010-2011 season… Childs made her 76th career start … Chambers made her 72nd career start and has started 70 straight dating back to Dec. 2, 2009 … White made her 46th career start and started every game last season … Brown made her 35th career start … Dickey made her 13th appearance in the starting lineup during her inaugural season as a Wildcat; she started 21 games at Arizona before coming to K-State … The team is now 10-3 when using this lineup.
• K-State trailed 25-34 at the half on Wednesday. … This season, Kansas State is 1-3 when trailing at the half … The Wildcats shot 54.0 percent from the field… The Wildcats shot 4-of-4 in OT … The team grabbed 30 rebounds and committed 20 turnovers.
• Chambers finished the night with 21 points and 2 rebounds… She shot 2-of-9 from 3-point range … Chambers only scored 2 points in the first half … She has scored in 76 consecutive games; the only one she did not score in was her career debut … She has also scored a 3-pointer in 12 straight contests … She was never taken out of the contest and played all 45 minutes.
• Childs notched 16 points and 4 rebounds… She shot 7-of-14 from the field.
• Brown scored 2 points and took down 6 rebounds… She also had 2 blocks … With a thunderous block at 14:59 to go in the game, Brown notched her 60th career block.
• Freshmen Ashia Woods scored 2 points … She also pulled down 2 rebounds … Woods played 23 minutes; her career high.
• Senior Tasha Dickey, the first player from the state of Utah in the 44-year history of women’s basketball at K-State scored 17 points, shooting 6-of-6 from the field and 2-of-2 from 3-point range … She pulled down 6 rebounds.
• Mariah White had her first career double-double with 12 points and 11 assists… White did not take a shot in the first half and came up with the game winning shot with 1.6 seconds left in overtime… Her 11 assists are a new career high surpassing her previous best of 8 assists accomplished three times.