Kansas State Postgame Notes

Dec. 7, 2011

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Kansas State Women’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Bramlage Coliseum • Manhattan, Kan.
Kansas State 60 (5-2, 0-0), Wichita State 34 (3-5, 0-0)

• Wednesday night’s regular season game between Kansas State and Wichita State was the 46th meeting in the history of the series… The Wildcats played the Shockers last during the regular season on Dec. 15, 2000, winning the game 65-64 in Wichita, Kan. … The series is now 40-6 in favor of K-State… The Wildcats hold a 20-3 record against the Shockers in Manhattan… Head coach Deb Patterson, the all-time women’s basketball wins leader at K-State, holds a career record of 305-177 (.632) … In its 44 years of women’s basketball, K-State is 808-460 (.627) … The program owns an all-time record of 95-21 against schools from the Missouri Valley Conference.

• The score was tied no times during the game … The lead also changed 4 times during the contest … K-State scored 12 points off of turnovers, as well as 28 points in the paint … K-State’s bench added 19 points … Wichita State was held without a field goal the last 6:51 of the game, while K-State was held without a field goal the last 0:34 of the game … The Wildcats were held without a field goal from 12:09 to 4:51 in the second half; there was a scoring drought for 7:18 in the game …  This was the first time the Cats have won by a margin of 26 points this season.

• K-State held Wichita State to shooting 0-of-5 from beyond the arc … The Wildcats also held St. John’s and Oklahoma to this standard last season, as well as Dartmouth this season … The last time the Wildcats allowed fewer than 40 points was against Dartmouth, 54-20 on Nov. 12, 2011 … The last time K-State held an opponent to shooting under 35% from the field was .132 vs. Dartmouth on Nov. 12, 2011.

• The Wildcats now hold a 246-89 record in Bramlage Coliseum … Attendance on Wednesday night was 2,742… 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 seventh time this lineup has been used this season in regular season … This lineup was not used during the 2010-2011 season… Childs made her 70th career start … Chambers made her 67th career start and has started 65 straight dating back to Dec. 2, 2009 … White made her 40th career start and started every game last season … Brown made her 30th career start … Dickey made her seventh appearance in the starting lineup during her inaugural season as a Wildcat …  The team is now 5-2 when using this lineup.

• This was the fourth time during the season that K-State scored its first points by a jump shot…The points came from Chambers with 19:30 to play in the first half.

• The Wildcats were 5-of-16 from beyond the arc on Wednesday night … K-State has hit at least one 3-pointer in 147 consecutive games.

• K-State led 33-17 at the half on Wednesday. … Last season, Kansas State was 17-2 (.895) when leading at the half … The team is 4-0 when leading at the half, and 1-0 when tied … The Wildcats shot 35.5 percent from the field… The team grabbed 45 rebounds and committed 12 turnovers.

• Chambers finished the night with 17 points and 8 rebounds… She shot 3-of-7 from 3-point range … Chambers, with a 3-pointer with 0:34 left in the game, scored her 1000th career point as a Wildcat … She became the 37th in the history of the program to reach this milestone.

• Childs notched 12 points and 5 rebounds… She shot 6-of-13 from the field.

• Brown scored five points and took six rebounds… She also had one steal in the contest.
• Freshmen Ashia Woods scored 7 points … She also pulled down seven rebounds … She shot 1-of-2 from 3-point range.

• Senior Tasha Dickey, the first player from the state of Utah in the 44-year history of women’s basketball at K-State scored 5 points , shooting 1-of-7 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free throw line … She pulled down two rebounds.

• Senior Emma Ostermann and sophomore Stephanie Wittman both scored their first points of the season this evening … Ostermann shot two free throws, and made them both; she shot 6-of-8 from the free throw lane last season … Wittman scored on a 3-pointer with 12:04 left in the game to get her first points of the year.