Kansas State Postgame Notes

Nov. 16, 2011

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Kansas State Women’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Bramlage Coliseum • Manhattan, Kan.
(rv/--) Kansas State 59 (2-0), BYU 46 (1-2)

• Wednesday night’s regular season game between Kansas State and BYU was the third meeting in the history of the series… The Wildcats played the Cougars during the regular season on Nov. 27, 2009, winning the game 65-62 in Provo, Utah… The series is now 3-0 in favor of K-State… The Wildcats now hold a 1-0 advantage against the Cougars in Manhattan… Head coach Deb Patterson, the all-time women’s basketball wins leader at K-State, maintains a career record of 302-175 (.633)… In its 43 years of women’s basketball, K-State is 805-478 (.627).

• The Cougars led 11-9 at the 11:32 mark of the first half but did not manage to regain the lead for the remainder of the contest… The score was tied once during the game … There were five lead changes throughout the competition … K-State scored 16 second-chance points, as well as 32 points in the paint … K-State’s bench added 10 points … K-State was 10-for-12 from the free throw line including converting on its first nine.

• The Wildcats now hold a 243-89 (.732) record in Bramlage Coliseum… Attendance on Wednesday night was 2,889… 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 second time this lineup has been used this season… Childs made her 62nd career start … Chambers made her 58th career start and has started 56 straight dating back to Dec. 2, 2009 … White made her 35th career start… Brown made her 24th career start … Dickey made her second appearance in the starting lineup this season.

• K-State held BYU to 46 total points… The Wildcats tied a school record in the 2010-11 season by holding nine teams under the 50-point mark… K-State now holds a 63-1 (.984) mark in school history when accomplishing this feat.

• The Wildcats were 3-of-17 from beyond the arc on Wednesday night … K-State has hit at least one 3-pointer in 143 consecutive games.

• Kansas State held a 29-21 halftime lead over the Cougars on Wednesday… The Wildcats are now 2-0 (1.000) this season when leading at the half and were 17-2 (.895) last season… Since the 1999-00 season, Deb Patterson’s squads hold a 208-32 (.867) mark when entering the locker room with a lead… The Wildcats shot 37.1 percent from the field… The team grabbed 40 rebounds and committed 9 turnovers.

Brittany Chambers converted her first three-point basket of the season in the first half… The three-pointer was the 154th made in her career, putting her seventh on K-State’s all-time list after passing Kendra Wecker…She finished the game with 13 points, her 48th career double digit scoring performance... She also distributed four assists to bring her career total to 169, only three behind 28th place among K-State’s all-time leaders.

• Childs accumulated 18 points and 9 rebounds… She achieved her 36th career double digit performance… She now has 36 career games with five rebounds or more.

Branshea Brown recorded her 50th career block in the first half… This was her first block of the season after tallying a career-high 22 in the 2010-11 season… She finished the night with three blocks, her 12th career game with at least two blocked shots… She remains 11 blocks shy of 10th place on Kansas State’s career block list… Brown also pulled down seven boards, her 34th career game with at least five rebounds.
Mariah White scored 11 points to go along with five assists and four rebounds… She attained her fifth career double digit scoring game… She recorded at least five assists for the 10th time in her career… She now has 168 career assists, four shy of 28th on the career K-State list.

• Senior Tasha Dickey pulled down six rebounds in tonight’s contest, making it her second consecutive game with at least five boards.