March 3, 2012
Bramlage Coliseum • Manhattan, Kan.
Kansas State 63 (18-12 9-9), Texas Tech 64 (18-12, 5-13)
• Saturday evening’s conference game between Kansas State and Texas Tech was the 22nd meeting in the history of the series… The Wildcats played the Lady Raiders last during the regular season on Jan. 14, 2012 in Lubbock, Texas … The Wildcats won the meeting 62-61 … The series is now 11-11 in favor of K-State … The Wildcats hold a 4-4 record against the Lady Raiders in Manhattan… The Wildcats have won seven of the last 10 meetings in the series … Head Coach Deb Patterson, the all-time women’s basketball wins leader at K-State, holds a career record of 318-187 (.633) … Coach Patterson is now 10-11 in games played against Texas Tech … In its 44 years of women’s basketball, K-State is 821-490 (.627).
• The score was tied twice during the game … The lead also changed 5 times during the contest … K-State scored 10 points off of turnovers, as well as 28 points in the paint … K-State’s bench added 11 points … Texas Tech was held without a field goal the last 4:10 of the game, while K-State was held without a field goal the last 2:29 of the game … This was the first time the Cats have lost by a margin of one point this season … This was the largest lead blown by the Wildcats this season.
• K-State held Texas Tech to shooting 4-of-12 from beyond the arc … The Lady Raiders out-rebounded the Wildcats 37-26.
• The Wildcats now hold a 251-93 record in Bramlage Coliseum … Attendance on Saturday evening was 3,617 … The Wildcats averaged 4,069 fans throughout their 14 home games this season … 56,970 fans passed through the turnstiles at Bramlage this season… K-State finished last year’s NCAA standings ranked as 24th in the nation in average attendance … The Wildcats are currently ranked 24th this season, and expect to finish in that slot.
• 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 30th time this lineup has been used this season … This lineup was not used during the 2010-2011 season… Childs made her 93rd career start … Chambers made her 90th career start and has started 88 straight dating back to Dec. 2, 2009 … White made her 63rd career start and started every game last season … Brown made her 52nd career start … Dickey made her 30th 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 18-12 when using this lineup … The Wildcats are the only team in the Big 12 Conference that has started the exact same lineup in every game … All five members of the senior class played in the first half.
• This was the 12th time during the season that K-State scored its first points by a layup…The layup came from Brown with 19:48 to play in the first half … The teams record is 6-5 when scoring this way.
• The Wildcats were 6-of-17 from beyond the arc on Saturday evening … K-State has hit at least one 3-pointer in 170 consecutive games.
• K-State led 36-30 at the half on Saturday … This season, Kansas State is 14-2 when leading at the half… The Wildcats shot 46.0 percent from the field… The team grabbed 26 (4-22) rebounds and committed 14 turnovers.
• Chambers finished the night with 11 points and eight rebounds… She shot 3-of-8 from 3-point range … She also dished out five assists … She has scored in 93 consecutive games.
• Childs notched 22 points and three rebounds… She shot 6-of-13 from the field … She has reached double-digits in 58 games throughout her career.
• Brown scored 10 points and grabbed one rebound… She distributed for one assist … She ranks 24th in school history for career rebounds with 518.
• Dickey scored six points, shooting 2-of-9 from the field and 1-of-4 from 3-point range … She pulled down six rebounds … In her 30 games as a Wildcat, she has had more points than her combined point production from her last 2 seasons at Arizona.