K-State Hosts Iowa State for Pack the House Game

Jan. 16, 2014

K-State Athletics

Game Notes

Game 17
(13/11) Iowa State at Kansas State
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 | 7 p.m.
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

Game Information
Promotion: Pack the House - $1 on select concessions
Halftime: The Magic of JP Wilson

Tickets: Visit www.kstatesports.com or call (800) 221-CATS; $1 tickets available for Pack the House

TV: FOX Sports Kansas City (PbP: Brian Smoller; Color: Missy Heidrick)

Radio: K-State Sports Network (PbP: Matt Walters; Color: Kristin Waller)

Internet: Free live audio & free live stats at www.kstatesports.com

Team Information
Kansas State Wildcats (7-9, 1-4 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 346-216 (.616) 18th year
School Record: Same
Last game: W, 72-65 at Texas Tech on Jan. 14, 2014
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB

Iowa State Cyclones (14-2, 3-2 Big 12)
Head Coach: Bill Fennelly (William Penn ‘79)
Career Record: 576-237 (.708) 26th year
School Record: 410-184 (.690) 19th year
Last game: L, 73-59 vs. West Virginia on Jan. 15, 2014
website: www.cyclones.com
Twitter: @CycloneATH

Series History and Notes
Kansas State leads the series with Iowa State, 47-33... The Cyclones have won seven of the last nine meetings in the series... The Cyclones won the last meeting between the teams, 69-50, on Feb. 23 in Manhattan... Head coach Deb Patterson is 15-23 against the Cyclones... K-State is 24-12 in games played in Manhattan... Iowa State has won three straight in Manhattan against the Wildcats... K-State’s last win over the Cyclones in Manhattan came on Jan. 31, 2010, by a score of 73-67.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will play three of its next four games in the friendly confines of Bramlage Coliseum, as the Wildcats start the stretch by hosting No. 13/11 Iowa State on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Saturday night’s game will mark K-State’s participation in the national “Pack the House” initiative. All tickets and select concession items will be available for $1 and fans will be entertained at halftime by The Magic of JP Wilson.

Saturday night’s game will be available on FOX Sports Kansas City. Check your local listings for availability in your area. This will be the 206th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television. K-State holds an all-time record of 123-82 (.600) in televised games. Handling the broadcast will be the award-winning Brian Smoller on play-by-play and former K-State letter winner Missy Heidrick with the color analysis.

The game will also be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com, as the award-winning Matt Walters delivers the play-by-play and former K-State letter winner Kristin Waller drops in with the color analysis. Fans can also follow the live stats at kstatesports.com, and receive updates on Twitter by following @kstate_gameday.

Kansas State (7-9, 1-4 Big 12) snapped a pair of losing streaks with a 72-65 win at Texas Tech on Jan. 14. The win halted a four-game Big 12 losing streak and also halted a 10-game road losing streak.

Pacing the Wildcats on Tuesday night was the tandem of Leticia Romero and Ashia Woods. Romero recorded her third career game with 20 or more points with 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting and a 5-of-6 effort from the foul line.

The first year guard from Las Palmas, Spain, is averaging team-highs of 13.9 points (9th in Big 12), 5.9 rebounds (16th in Big 12), 4.6 assists (6th in Big 12) and 1.9 steals (7th in Big 12). She also ranks among the league’s leaders in 3-point field goal percentage (.392; 7th), free throw percentage (.818; 7th), and defensive rebounds per game (4.3; 11th). She is the only freshman in the Big 12 to average 10+ points, 5+ rebounds, 4.5+ assists and 1.5+ steals.

Woods tallied 14 points, six rebounds, tied her career-high with five assists and pocketed a steal. In the 12 games she has played this season since returning from her ruptured Achilles tendon rehabilitation (which took her 310 days, Jan. 21 to Nov. 28), Woods is averaging 11.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 steals. She has already surpassed her career season-highs for points (139), field goals made (51), 3-point field goals made (9), free throws made (28) and assists (29). In league play, Woods ranks eighth in the Big 12 for points per game (14.8), 14th for field goal percentage (.500) and is third in the league in steals (2.2).

In the first five Big 12 games, Romero and Woods have been responsible for 54.3 percent of K-State’s point production (157 points out of 289 total points). The tandem has shot a combined .505 (56-of-111) from the field over this stretch.

At a Glance: Iowa State
Iowa State (14-2, 3-2 Big 12) will look to bounce back from a pair of home losses. The Cyclones dropped a 73-59 decision to West Virginia on Jan. 15, as Iowa State was 2-of-20 from behind the 3-point line. For the season, Iowa State is first in the league in free throw percentage (.789), 3-point field goal percentage (.363) and 3-point field goals made per game (9.4).

On the sidelines, Iowa State is led by 19th-year head coach Bill Fennelly. The 1979 graduate of William Penn owns a 410-184 (.690) mark during his time in Ames.

The Cyclones are led on the floor this season by senior Hallie Christofferson, freshman Jadda Buckley and junior Nikki Moody. Christofferson, a 2013 All-Big 12 First Team selection, leads the team and is second in the Big 12 in scoring with 21.0 points and is second on the squad in rebounding with 7.7 boards per game. Against the Mountaineers, Christofferson tallied a team-leading 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting.

Buckley is second on the team in scoring with 11.4 points per game. She ranks first in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage (.542; 26-of-48).

Moody paces the team in assists at 5.5 per game and is third in scoring at 11.3 points per game.

K-State Cleaning the Glass; Results in Shiny Wins
When Kansas State has crashed the boards and recorded the advantage in the rebounding category on the final stat sheet, K-State has come out on top over the last 13 seasons. Since the 2001-02 season, Kansas State owns a record of 173-22 (.887) when out-rebounding its opponent. The Wildcats have won 17 straight games when holding the edge on the boards, including a 7-0 record this season. The last time K-State won the battle on the boards, was on Jan. 14 at Texas Tech, with the Wildcats outrebounding the Lady Raiders, 36-26.

Romero, Woods Form Potent Scoring Duo in Big 12 Play
The tandem of Leticia Romero and Ashia Woods have grown together to form one of the top scoring duos in the Big 12 this season. In Big 12 games, the pair has combined to score 157 points (Romero - 83; Woods - 74), which is 54.3 percent of the team’s 289 total points in league action. The duo ranks second in the Big 12 for combined points and percent of their team’s overall points scored. In their first Big 12 game together, Romero and Woods combined for 47 points against Baylor on Jan. 2.

In the five league games, Romero and Woods are shooting a combined 56-of-111 (.505) from the field including 13-of-33 (.394) from beyond the arc.

The last time the tandem registered double figures in the same game was Jan. 14 at Texas Tech when they combined for 35 points (Romero - 21 points; Woods - 14 points) in the Wildcats’ 72-65 win at Texas Tech. The duo has reached double figures in the same game six times this season, with K-State owning a 2-4 record in those contests. This season, either Romero or Woods have paced K-State in scoring 12 of the 16 games.