Wildcat Women in First Place

The Wildcat's women basketball team continues to tear up the Big 12 and are currently sitting on top o' the heap. They are playing aggressive and smart.


MANHATTAN, Kan. - The No. 17 Wildcats will put their first-place standing in the conference on the line during a Sunday afternoon contest against Missouri at 2:30 p.m. from Mizzou Arena. K-State owns a 5-0 record in Big 12 road contests and is the only team in the conference with an unbeaten road record in league contests.

Action can be seen live on FSN with Brent Stover calling the action and Missy Heidrick providing the color analysis. K-State is 60-40 (.600) all-time on television and are 37-29 (.561) on FSN telecasts. This season, K-State is 4-1 in games televised on FSN.

The game can also be heard live on the K-State Sports Network, with the award-winning Brian Smoller providing the play-by-play and former Wildcat Kristin Waller providing the color analysis.

Kansas State (17-6, 9-1 Big 12) took over the top spot in the Big 12 with a 45-42 win at Iowa State on Wednesday night and a 61-51 loss by Baylor at Texas. The Wildcats were led by Kimberly Dietz with a game-high 20 points. It is the 11th straight game that Dietz has registered double figures and the third time in the last five games that she has carded 20 or more points.

The Wildcats also received a double figure scoring effort from Marlies Gipson. The junior from McPherson, Kan., tallied 12 points, eight rebounds and six blocks. Gipson helped seal the win with two clutch free throws with 5.3 seconds remaining.

K-State is led on the season by Dietz with 15.4 points per game and 18.0 in league games. Pacing the Wildcats on the boards are Gipson and Shalee Lehning at 8.3 and 6.9 rebounds, respectively. Lehning leads the Wildcats and the Big 12 in assists at 6.3 per game.

Kansas State women's basketball to take on Tigers
By Staff Reports, Kansas State Collegian
February 15, 2008

By Staff Reports, Kansas State Collegian

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The Kansas State women's basketball team will try to complete its two-game road trip with an unbeaten record as it travels to play Missouri at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Columbia, Mo.

The No. 17 Wildcats (17-6, 9-1 Big 12 Conference) are fresh off their 45-42 victory over Iowa State Wednesday.

In their win, the Wildcats shot 40 percent from the field for the 15th time this season.

The game was closer than some expected, but K-State escaped a Big 12 team's home floor with a victory, which is something players and coaches in this conference say is difficult to do.

With a win against the Tigers, the team would record its 13th victory of the last 14 games.

With only one loss in conference play, the Wildcats will try to stay on pace with the 2002-2003 team, which went 14-1 in Big 12 action.

The Wildcats now find themselves once again fighting to keep their first-place ranking in the conference, as former first-place team Baylor fell Wednesday to Texas, 61-51.

Missouri (8-15, 1-9 Big 12) is desperately looking to snap a season-long eight-game losing streak. The Tigers' last game was a loss at Iowa State, 64-46.

Junior guard Alyssa Hollins led the Tigers with 14 points in the game against Iowa State Saturday.

If K-State is successful against the Tigers on Saturday, the play of senior guard Kimberly Dietz and junior forward Marlies Gipson might set the pace.

Dietz, who scored 20 points on Wednesday and moved into 15th place on the all-time scoring list in K?State history, will be playing her final game in Columbia and will try to help the Wildcats reach double-digit conference wins.

Gipson, on the other hand, is coming off one of her best all-around games with 12 points and eight rebounds.

She also made her presence felt on the defensive side of the ball as she rejected six Cyclone shots.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by and adding my Diva. I'll do the same.

    The KSU men's team is doing pretty well also, but man, Bob Huggins, screwed them over in favor of his selfishness. Cheers Diva!!