Double-double mark also within reach

Updated: March 4, 2005, 10:18 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Kendra Wecker is closing in on another record.

The Kansas State senior's 26 points against Missouri on March 2 pushed her just 12 points shy of tying former teammate Nicole Ohde as the Big 12's all-time leading scorer.

Wecker (who has 2,229 career points) could break the record (Ohlde's 2,241) as soon as Wednesday, when the Wildcats face either Oklahoma State or Nebraska, which clash in a Big 12 tournament first-round game Tuesday.

Wecker, who already this season surpassed Ohlde's school rebounding record, is also closing in on the Big 12 mark for career double-doubles. Wecker's conference-leading 15 double-doubles -- including five straight and counting -- give her 50 for her career, which ranks second only to former Iowa State center Angie Welle (54).

Wecker, who has 1,038 career rebounds, has scored 20 or more points 13 times this year, and is part of a senior class that is 101-25, the best four-year stretch in Wildcat history.

Wecker became only the second women's basketball player in K-State history to have her jersey retired in a Feb. 26 ceremony following her final home game in Bramlage Coliseum.

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