No. 5 Kansas State Crushes Kansas, 80- 57

Kansas State finished the year 18-0 at Bramlage Coliseum.

Feb 26, 2003

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Megan Mahoney scored 21 points and Nicole Ohlde had20 points and 12 rebounds as No. 5 Kansas State beat Kansas 80-57 Wednesdaynight, completing the first perfect season in Bramlage Coliseum history.

Kendra Wecker added 16 points and Brie Madden scored 10 for Kansas State(26-2, 13-1 Big 12). Crystal Kemp led Kansas (10-15, 3-11) with 14 and AquanitaBurras had 12.

Laurie Koehn hit three 3-pointers during a 13-2 run in the second half thatgave the Wildcats a 61-32 lead with more than 14 minutes to play. The Wildcatsstayed strong to win their 21st straight at home.

Kansas State finished the year 18-0 at the 15-year-old arena.

Kansas State won its fourth straight over its rivals and swept it for thesecond consecutive year. The Wildcats, who lead the all-time series 45-40, won88-49 in Lawrence on Jan. 8.

The Jayhawks are 1-6 on the road in the Big 12.

Koehn, who finished with nine points, made her first appearance in sevengames after sitting out with an ankle injury.

The Wildcats quickly distanced themselves in the first half with a 10-0 runthat put them up 29-11. Kansas State, which led 46-28 at halftime, shot 56percent from the floor in the first half, while the Jayhawks were just 37percent.