Kansas 46

(12-14, 5-10 Big 12)

(17) Kansas State 73

(20-6, 11-4 Big 12)

    6:00 PM ET, February 26, 2005

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    #17KSU 38 3573

    Wecker has 49th double-double

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Kendra Wecker had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 17 Kansas State over Kansas 73-46 on Saturday.

    It was Wecker's 49th career double-double and she closed to 38 points of former teammate Nicole Ohlde's Big 12 career-scoring mark. She has 2,203 career points.

    Laurie Koehn added five 3-pointers and 19 points for the Wildcats (20-6, 11-4 Big 12), who remain tied for fourth in the Big 12 with one game remaining. The top four teams receive first-round byes in the conference tournament.

    On the night when Kansas State retired Wecker's jersey, she scored 10 points during a 26-5 run that blew open the game early.

    Kansas State led 38-18 at halftime and by as many as 30 in the second half, allowing a senior class that has gone 100-25 over the last four years to enjoy its final game at sold-out Bramlage Coliseum.

    Aquanita Burras scored 11 points and Crystal Kemp added eight points and 12 rebounds for Kansas (12-14, 5-10), which struggled offensively. The Jayhawks shot just 31 percent from the field and went 2-for-10 from beyond the 3-point arc.

    Kansas closed to 40-25 on Burras' basket and a free throw by Erica Hallman early in the second half, but Kansas State answered with a 12-0 run capped by Wecker's spinning jump shot to lead 52-25 with 11:37 to go.

    Wildcat coach Deb Patterson substituted liberally after that but allowed Wecker, Koehn and fellow seniors Megan Mahoney, Chelsea Domenico and Brie Madden to share the court one last time with under five minutes to go.

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