Jan. 11, 2012
Bramlage Coliseum • Manhattan, Kan.
(rv/rv) Kansas 72 (12-3, 3-0), Missouri 46 (10-4, 0-3)
• Wednesday night’s conference game between Kansas State and Missouri was the 80th meeting in the history of the series… The Wildcats played the Tigers last during the regular season on Feb. 5, 2011, winning the game 60-55 in Columbia, Mo. … The series is now 45-35 in favor of K-State… The Wildcats hold a 27-10 record against the Tigers in Manhattan… Head Coach Deb Patterson, the all-time women’s basketball wins leader at K-State, holds a career record of 311-178 (.634) and is now 23-9 against Missouri … In its 44 years of women’s basketball, K-State is 814-481 (.628).
• The score was tied only once during the game and there were no lead changes … K-State scored 24 points off of turnovers, as well as 20 points in the paint … K-State’s bench added 20 points… This was the fourth time the Cats have won by a margin of 20 or more points this season.
• K-State held Missouri to shooting 1-of-15 from beyond the arc …This is the last time the Tigers will make a trip to Manhattan for a Big 12 Conference game … K-State now has a 3-game winning streak and Missouri has now lost 3 straight.
• The Wildcats now hold a 248-89 record in Bramlage Coliseum … Attendance on Wednesday night was 2,906… 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 14th time this lineup has been used this season … This lineup was not used during the 2010-2011 season… Childs made her 77th career start … Chambers made her 73rd career start and has started 71 straight dating back to Dec. 2, 2009 … White made her 47th career start and started every game last season … Brown made her 36th career start … Dickey made her 14th 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 11-3 when using this lineup.
• This was the sixth time during the season K-State scored its first points by a jump shot…The jumper in the paint came from Childs with 19:21 to play in the first half.
• The Wildcats were 12-of-26 from beyond the arc on Wednesday night … This was the first time K-State has shot more than 11 3-pointers since Mar. 11, 2010 against Baylor at the Big 12 Tournament … K-State has hit at least one 3-pointer in 154 consecutive games.
• K-State led 37-24 at the half on Wednesday. … This season, Kansas State is 9-0 when leading at the half and 1-0 in Big 12 play… This was the first time the Wildcats have led at half in a Big 12 contest … The Wildcats shot 41.9 percent from the field… The team grabbed 33 rebounds and committed 7 turnovers.
• White finished a career night with a career-high 23 points and 4 rebounds… She shot 5-of-7 from 3-point range … She made her first 3-pointer of the season during tonight’s contest.
• Chambers finished the night with 14 points and 6 rebounds… She shot 4-of-7 from 3-point range … Chambers did not score in the second half … She has scored in 77 consecutive games; the only one she did not score in was her career debut … She has also scored a 3-pointer in 13 straight contests.
• JuliAnne Chisholm scored a career-high 10 points and brought down 4 rebounds. She shot a perfect 2-of-2 from beyond the arc and was 2-of-2 from the free-throw line.
• Stephanie Wittman took her first career charge during the contest… She scored two points and went 1-of-2 from the field.
• Haley Texada scored a career-high eight points and grabbed 2 rebounds … She shot 3-of-5 from the field.