Kansas State Looks for 300th Bramlage Win on Monday Night

GAME PREVIEW
NOV 14, 7 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

NR/NR
TULSA
GOLDEN HURRICANE
1-0 (0-0 AAC)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
1-0 (0-0 Big 12)


MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State continues its three-game home stand to open the season on Monday night, as the Wildcats host Tulsa at 7 p.m.

• Monday night’s game can be seen live on ESPN3, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Missy Heidrick (color analyst) will have the call.
• K-State opened its season with a win for the 40th time in 49 tries, as the Wildcats downed Chicago State, 83-33, in Bramlage Coliseum.  
• The Wildcats defense held the Cougars to 17.5 percent shooting (10-of-57) and forced 16 turnovers including 10 by way of a K-State steal.
• In the third quarter, Kansas State scored 28 points on a school record field goal percentage for a quarter of 80.0 percent to distance themselves from the Cougars. All nine Wildcats that saw the floor on Friday night scored at least two points and four players reached double figures.  
• Leading the way was sophomore guard Kayla Goth with a career night. Goth registered career-highs in points (23), field goals made (9), 3-point field goals made (3), rebounds (8), steals (3) and blocks (1). She also handed out three assists.
• Joining Goth in double figures was freshman forward Peyton Williams. The product of Topeka, Kansas, tallied 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting and hauled in 12 rebounds. This was the first double-double in a K-State career debut since Kendra Wecker in 2001.
• Also reaching double figures were senior guard Kindred Wesemann with 11 points and five steals and junior forward Kaylee Page with 10 points.

Number to Know
50
• #KStateWBB won its season-opener over Chicago State, 83-33, on Nov. 11, a margin of victory of 50 points.
• This was the largest margin of victory by K-State since a 58-point win (80-22) over Alcorn State on Dec. 5, 2008.
• It was the largest margin of victory in a season opener since a 55-point win (99-44) over North Texas on Nov. 25, 1983.
• Fewest points allowed in a season opener since Nov. 12, 2011 when K-State allowed 20 to Dartmouth.

At a Glance: Tulsa
• Tulsa (1-0) opened its season at UMKC on Friday night and recorded an 80-70 win.
• Entering the 2016-17 season, Tulsa was picked to finish ninth in the American Athletic Conference by the league’s coaches.
• The Golden Hurricane finished the 2015-16 season with a 12-19 overall record.
• Tulsa is led on the sidelines by sixth-year head coach Matilda Mossman. Mossman owns a mark of 73-81 in her time at Tulsa. Mossman was a former K-State women’s basketball head coach from 1984-90. She guided the program to an 83-68 record, one NCAA Tournament appearance and the 1987 Big 8 regular season title.
• On the floor, Tulsa was led against the Kangaroos by junior guard Erika Wakefield with 21 points. She also pulled in seven rebounds.
• Also in double figures were junior forward Liesl Spoerl with 17 points and eight rebounds and freshman forward Kendrian Elliott with 11 points.

Mittie Approaching 500 Career Wins
Jeff Mittie, one of the winningest active coaches in NCAA Division I with more than 490 career wins, enters his third season at the helm of the K-State program in 2016-17.
• Mittie, the ninth head women’s basketball coach in K-State history, owns an overall career record of 493-262 (.653) in his 25 years as a head coach.
• He has averaged 21 wins per season and experienced only one losing season in his previous 24 seasons.
• Mittie is the second coach in school history (Lynn Hickey) to guide the program to consecutive postseason appearances in their first two seasons with the program.
• Mittie has improved K-State’s league win total in each of his first two seasons in Manhattan.
• Mittie is the first head coach in program history to win 10 of his first 11 games to begin consecutive seasons. Mittie is one of two active head coaches in the Big 12 (Kim Mulkey, Baylor) to win 10 of their 11 games to begin consecutive seasons at their current school.
• Mittie has 17 postseason appearances (NCAA or WNIT Tournaments), in which he has a combined record of 17-15.
• Under Mittie in 2014-15, K-State improved its overall record by eight wins from the 2013-14 season (11 to 19), which was the third-largest win improvement from one season to the next in school history.

K-State Nearing 900 Wins as a Program
• K-State’s record in its 49th season of women’s basketball stands at 892-556 (.616). The 892 wins rank 21st in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history and second among Big 12 members.
• The Wildcats have accumulated 23 20-win seasons and have secured 299 victories inside Bramlage Coliseum.
• K-State has 163 wins in the Big 12 Conference.
• In postseason play, the Wildcats have 12 wins in the NCAA Tournament and 14 wins in the WNIT.
• Kansas State has registered 211 victories when they were ranked in the Associated Press top-25 poll and achieved 73 wins against teams ranked in the AP poll.

Wildcats Approaching 300 Wins in Bramlage
• K-State is 299-116 (.720) all-time inside Bramlage Coliseum, which is in its 29th season of existence.
• Kansas State has protected its home floor with determination against non-conference foes with a record of 164-26 (.863) record.
• K-State had 13 home wins in the 2015-16 season and have reached double figures in home victories 27 times. The Wildcats had 15 home victories in 2014-15, which were the most since the 2002-03 season and tied for the second most in program history.
• In his career in games played in his home venue, head coach Jeff Mittie is 303-74 (.804).

Wildcats Send Back Shots
• In the first two-plus seasons under head coach Jeff Mittie, Kansas State has piled up the blocks.
• Over the last two-plus seasons, K-State has sent back 319 shots for 4.8 per game in the 67 games.
• In the 2015-16 season, K-State recorded 4.9 blocks per game (157 blocks) and ranked 37th in the nation and fifth in the Big 12 in the category.
• The 157 blocks in 2015-16 ranked fourth in school history for blocks in a season and marks the second straight season that K-State has blocked 150 or more shots in a season.

K-State Cleaning the Glass; Results in Shiny Wins
• Kansas State hauled in 51 rebounds against Chicago State in the season-opener, holding an overall edge of 51-32 on the glass. K-State has won 21 straight games when it wins the battle of the boards.
• A season ago, K-State held the edge on the boards in seven straight games which marked the first time the Wildcats held the edge in rebounding in seven or more straight games since holding the advantage on the glass in eight straight games in 2007-08.
• Since the 2001-02 season, Kansas State owns a record of 186-25 (.882) when out-rebounding its opponent.
• The Wildcats pulled in a season-high 54 rebounds against Western Illinois on Dec. 21, 2015. This marked the highest rebound total for K-State since Nov. 12, 2011 against Dartmouth when K-State hauled in 58 rebounds.
• K-State pulled in 50 rebounds at Iowa State on Feb. 21, 2016. This marked the highest rebound total for K-State in a road game since pulling in 53 at Hampton on Dec. 21, 2013.

New Season, New Goth    
• Sophomore Kayla Goth started her second career game in the 2016-17 season opener against Chicago State and registered a career night.
• Goth finished the night with a career-high 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. She also notched a career-best eight rebounds and three steals.
• The product of DeForest, Wisconsin, tallied 41 percent of her 2015-16 point total of 56 points in one game in the new season. It was her first career game in double figures.
• Her 3 connections from beyond the arc were more that her total of made 3-pointers in the 2015-16 season in which she was 2-of-14.
• In her debut season in 2015-16, Goth averaged 1.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 13.6 minutes per game.