Wildcats lose top-player Dietz for season to knee injury

Updated: March 14, 2008, 7:47 PM ET
Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- All-Big 12 guard Kimberly Dietz's career at No. 15 Kansas State has been cut short because of a left knee injury.

Dietz, the Wildcats' leading scorer, was injured Wednesday in a loss to Iowa State in the Big 12 tournament.

"We are saddened for Kimberly that she has lost her opportunity to compete in the NCAA tournament during her senior season," coach Deb Patterson said Friday. "She will be with us each step of the way through our postseason NCAA tournament run and travels. She will be back to 100 percent and has great post-collegiate basketball opportunities ahead of her."

Kansas State, the regular-season Big 12 champion, will learn its seeding and pairing for the NCAA tournament on Sunday.


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