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(17) Kansas State 56

(18-6, 10-1 Big 12)

Missouri 40

(8-16, 1-10 Big 12)

    3:30 PM ET, February 17, 2008

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    #17KSU 27 2956
    MIZZ 21 1940

    Top Performers

    Kansas St: K. Dietz 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    Missouri: A. Hollins 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    No. 17 Wildcats shoot poorly, but manage to topple Mizzou

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Ashley Sweat and Kimberly Dietz each scored 15 points and No. 17 Kansas State held its lead in the Big 12 Conference with a 56-40 win over Missouri on Sunday.

    After taking over first place in the Big 12 on Wednesday with a win over Iowa State and a Baylor loss to Texas, the Wildcats needed a win to remain there after the No. 8 Lady Bears beat No. 10 Oklahoma 79-59 earlier in the day.

    It wasn't easy for Kansas State (18-6, 10-1 Big 12) as the Wildcats shot just 37 percent in the first half and led by only six points at the break.

    Sweat scored seven points in the first seven minutes of the second half, Dietz made three 3-pointers and reserve Shana Wheeler scored her only six points in the same span to help extend the lead to 48-32 midway through the half.

    The Tigers (8-16, 1-10), losers of nine straight, shot a season-low 22 percent. Leading scorer Alyssa Hollins, who averages 15 points, struggled from the floor, shooting 5-for-19 with 14 points. Jessra Johnson recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

    Missouri went more than seven minutes in the second half without scoring a point, after which Kansas State led 51-34.

    Shalee Lehning added 11 rebounds and six assists for Kansas State, which has won 12 of its last 13 following a 5-5 start.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KSU
    MIZZ
    Points 56 40
    FG Made-Attempted 22-54 (.407) 13-60 (.217)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 3-13 (.231)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-9 (.556) 11-18 (.611)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 0

    Game Leaders

     
    KSU
    MIZZ
    PointsK. Dietz 15A. Hollins 14
    ReboundsS. Lehning 11J. Johnson 12
    AssistsS. Lehning 6J. Johnson 1
    StealsM. Gipson 3A. Hollins 3

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