Wildcats, Horned Frogs Meet in Fort Worth Saturday
Wildcats, Horned Frogs Meet in Fort Worth Saturday
Jan. 17, 2013
Kansas State at TCU
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 | 7 p.m. | Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (7,201) | Fort Worth, Texas
Radio: K-State Sports Network (PbP: Brian Smoller; Color: Kristin Waller)
Internet: Live video on K-StateHD.TV (subscription required), free live audio & free live stats at www.kstatesports.com
Tickets: Visit www.gofrogs.com or call the TCU athletic ticket office at (817) 257-3764
Kansas State Wildcats (10-7, 1-4 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 330-196 (.627) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: L, 90-69 vs. (1/1) Baylor on Jan. 16, 2013
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB
TCU Horned Frogs (7-9, 0-5 Big 12)
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ‘89)
Career Record: 434-208 (.676) - 21st season
School Record: 283-149 (.655) - 14th season
Last game: L, 58-50 at West Virginia on Jan. 15, 2013
Series History and Notes
The series between the schools is tied, 1-1... K-State won the last meeting between the schools and first as Big 12 opponents, 59-58, on Jan. 5 in Manhattan... First meeting between the schools came on Dec. 11, 1999 in Springfield, Mo., a 71-62 TCU win... Head coach Deb Patterson is 1-1 against TCU.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will make its first-ever trip to Fort Worth, Texas, to face TCU on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Wildcats will look to end a three-game losing streak and to pick up their second win of the Big 12 season and a sweep of the Horned Frogs.
Saturday night’s game will be available on K-StateHD.TV, as TCU will be sharing their feed with K-State. The game will also be available on the K-State Sports Network with the award-winning Brian Smoller delivering the play-by-play and former Wildcat letterwinner Kristin Waller providing the color analysis. Fans can also follow the free live stats at kstatesports.com and receive updates on Twitter by following @kstate_gameday.
Senior Brittany Chambers posted her 26th career game, including eight this season, with 20 or more points against Baylor on Jan. 16 (23 points), but K-State (10-7, 1-4 Big 12) was outpaced by No. 1/1 Baylor in the second half, 90-69. This is the first time K-State has started a Big 12 season 1-4 since the 2000-01 season.
Against Baylor, K-State drained 13 shots from beyond the arc for the game, the most allowed by a Baylor opponent this season. The 44 attempts set the K-State school record and ranks tied for the second-most three-point field goal attempts in Big 12 history (44, Iowa State vs. Liberty - 12/9/00). This was just the third time in league history a team has attempted 40 or more 3-pointers in a game. The 13 made three-point field goals marks the fifth time this season K-State has made 10 or more 3-pointers in a game and are the second-most for the season behind the 14 made against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 11.
With her 23 points against the Lady Bears, Chambers ranks sixth in career scoring at K-State with a total of 1,697 points. The 2013 All-America candidate from Jordan, Minn., needs nine points to move into the top-5 in school history. She became the ninth player in school history and the fifth guard to score 300+ points in every season of a four-year K-State career.
Her 23 points came on 7-of-16 shooting, including a 4-of-9 effort from beyond the arc. The four connections from distance moved her into a tie for fifth on the Big 12 career 3-point field goals made list with 276 for her career.
For the season, Chambers leads the Wildcats in scoring and ranks second in the Big 12 (18.8 ppg). She also paces the team in rebounding (7.4 rpg), assists (3.1 apg) and three-point field goals made and attempted (43-of-122, .352).
Joining Chambers in double figures was sophomore Ashia Woods. The product of Wichita, Kan., tallied a diverse stat line of 11 points, six rebounds, four steals, a block and an assist. She also set a new career-high with a 3-of-7 performance from beyond the arc.
At a Glance: TCU
TCU (7-9, 0-4 Big 12) will look to end a five-game losing streak and losses in seven of their last 10 games. In their last game on Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Horned Frogs were defeated at West Virginia, 58-50.
On the sideline, the Horned Frogs are led by 14th year head coach, Jeff Mittie. During his time in Fort Worth, Mittie has achieved a record of 283-149 (.655) and is the career wins leader at TCU. He has guided the program to 12 postseason appearances, including nine NCAA Tournament bids.
The Horned Frogs are led on the floor by freshman Zahna Medley and sophomore Natalie Ventress. Medley, a 5-6 guard from Springfield, Ill., is averaging 13.1 points and 3.9 assists per game in her first season with TCU and ranks 11th in the Big 12 in scoring and seventh in assists. Medley is a two-time winner of the Big 12 Freshman of the Week honor.
Ventress is averaging 12.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game and ranks 16th in the league in scoring.
Chambers Like the Energizer Bunny
To go along with her versatile game, Brittany Chambers has been one of the most durable players in the program’s 45-year history. Chambers has played in 115 career games, which has been every possible game of her four-year career at K-State. During her career, Chambers has shrugged aside an injury to her mouth in the 2010-11 season and a high ankle sprain this season to avoid missing a single game. Chambers needs to play 38 minutes to move into sixth in school history and 138 to move into the top-5 on the K-State career list.
During her 115 career games, Chambers has punched her time card with 3,941 career minutes to rank seventh in school history. She has logged over 1,000 minutes in a season twice in her career and ranks second in the Big 12 this season in minutes played with 34.2 per game. Her career average minutes played of 34.27 ranks second in school history.
White Approaching Top-5 in Career Assists
Mariah White has continued her ascension on the K-State career assists list during the 2012-13 season. White owns a career total to 369 assists and is sixth on the K-State career assists list. She ranks fourth among active Big 12 players for career assists. With 11 assists, she will pass Kendra Wecker (379; 2001-05) and Cassandra Jones (379; 1982-86) for fourth on the K-State career list. Her career assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.58 ranks fourth in school history and she has 30 career games with five or more assists. She has finished her previous three seasons with a positive assist to turnover differential.
After sitting out the first five games, White has returned to average 3.7 assists in the 12 games she has played this season.
The senior from Midwest City, Okla., averaged 4.8 assists per game and ranked fourth in the Big 12 and 41st in the nation in the category in 2011-12. White’s assist total of 163 in 2011-12, ranked eighth in school history for assists in a season and are the most assists by a Wildcat since Shalee Lehning tallied a school record 229 during the 2008-09 season.
Sticky Fingers for Woods
Using her long wingspan, Ashia Woods has recorded a team-leading 40 steals this season. The 40 thefts surpass her career season-high from the 2011-12 season when she notched 30 in 34 games.
In K-State’s game against Baylor on Jan. 16, Woods tallied four steals. Against Idaho State in the season-opener, she pocketed five steals. She has nine games this season with two or more steals and ranks sixth in the Big 12 in steals per game (2.4 spg).