Wildcats, Huskers Face-Off on FSN
Wildcats, Huskers Face-Off on FSN
Jan. 20, 2011
Nebraska (11-6, 1-2 Big 12) vs. Kansas State (12-5, 2-2 Big 12)
Jan. 22, 2011 | 1 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.
Play-by-Play: Brenda VanLengen; Color Analyst: Cindy Stein
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Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analyst: Missy Heidrick
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Series History and Notes
K-State leads the series with Nebraska, 44-33... The Huskers won the last meeting in the series, 63-46, at the 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships on March 12, 2010... K-State is 26-10 against Nebraska in games played in Manhattan... Nebraska has won four straight in the series.
MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State will close out its two-game homestand this weekend, as the Wildcats welcome in Nebraska at 1 p.m. Kansas State is unbeaten at home this season (9-0) and will look to reach double figures in home victories for the first time since the 2008-09 season when the Wildcats opened the season with a 12-0 home mark and finished the campaign with a 13-1 home record.
Saturday afternoon's matchup between the Wildcats and Huskers will be televised live on Fox Sports Net, as Brenda Van Lengen and Cindy Stein call the action. K-State is 82-54 (.603) in televised games and 51-38 (.573) on the FSN family of networks.
The contest will also be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at www.kstatesports.com, as the award-winning Brian Smoller delivers the play-by-play and former Wildcat letterwinner Missy Heidrick provides the color analysis.
The Wildcats (12-5, 2-2 Big 12) shook off a pair of narrow road losses to defeat Missouri on Wednesday night, 66-63. K-State used an 11-1 run in the second half to pull away from the Tigers, which was sparked by solid defense as the Wildcats held Missouri without a field goal for a nine-minute stretch. The Wildcats were able to fend off the Tigers by shooting 10-of-14 from the foul line in the finals five minutes of the contest.
K-State had three players in double figures on Wednesday night, which is the ninth time this season (7-2) the Wildcats have had three or more players score in double figures in a game. Kansas State was paced by junior Jalana Childs, as she notched a career-high 21 points including a career-best effort of 7-of-8 from the foul line. With the effort, the product of Orlando, Fla., became the second Wildcat this season to score 20+ points in a game and has scored in double figures in 10 contests including six of the last seven. Childs is K-State's leading scorer in Big 12 games at 13.5 per game and is the team's second-leading scorer for all games with 11.5 points per game.
Joining Childs in double figures on Wednesday night were junior Branshea Brown and sophomore Taelor Karr. Brown recorded a solid all-around game as she carded 11 points including a perfect 5-of-5 from the foul line, seven rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal in 21 minutes off the bench.
Karr registered 10 points three rebounds and an assist, as she returned to the starting lineup for the first time since Dec. 30, 2010 against Vermont.
For the season, K-State has been paced in scoring and rebounding by sophomore guard Brittany Chambers. The native of Jordan, Minn., leads the team in scoring in all games with 14.2 points and in rebounding with 5.9 per game. Against Missouri, Chambers pulled in a game-high 10 rebounds.
Streaks, Trends, Milestones, etc.
K-State has made at least one 3-point field goal in 124 consecutive games, dating back to Feb. 7, 2007... Brittany Chambers has six career games with 20 or more points... Chambers has scored in double figures in 35 of 49 career games... Chambers has made a 3-point field goal in 44 of her 49 games as a Wildcat... She has made four or more 3-point field goals in a game nine times in her career... She has pulled in five or more rebounds in 30 career games, including 10 games this season... Chambers has eight career games with five or more assists... Jalana Childs scored in double figures in 10 games this season, including a career-high 21 against Missouri (1/19) and has tallied double digits in points in 24 career games... Childs has pulled in five or more rebounds in 28 career games, including 10 this season... Mariah White dished out a career-high eight assists at Iowa (12/5/10) and she has six career games with five or more assists... White pulled in a career-high nine rebounds against St. John's and has 14 career games with five or more rebounds... White has already surpassed her season assist total from last season... Taelor Karr has 26 career games with 10 or more points... She has made four or more 3-point field goals in a game seven times in her career... Karr has hauled in five or more rebounds in nine games this season and has 25 career games with five or more boards... Branshea Brown carded a career-high four blocked shots against St. John's (11/13) and against South Dakota State (11/30), which were the most blocked shots by a Wildcat since Marlies Gipson tallied four blocks at Kansas on Jan. 24, 2009... She is the first Wildcat since Gipson in 2008-09 to register two games with four or more blocks in the same season... Brown has 26 career games with five or more rebounds, including a career-high of 11 against Nebraska (3/6/10) and Iowa (12/5/10).
Patterson in 15th Season at K-State
Deb Patterson, the all-time winningest women's basketball coach and the longest-tenured women's basketball coach in K-State history, has a career record of 291-169 (.633) and a record of 121-107 (.531) in the Big 12, including Big 12 regular season titles during the 2003-04 and 2007-08 seasons.
Following the 2007-08 season, Patterson was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year by the league's coaches and a number of media outlets. She also garnered national consideration, finishing as the Russell Athletic/WBCA Region V Coach of the Year and a finalist for the WBCA and Associated Press National Coach of the Year honors.
Patterson steered the Wildcats to eight consecutive postseason appearances (2002 - 2009), including a trip to the NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinals in 2002, the 2006 WNIT Postseason crown and a second round trip during the 2008 NCAA Tournament.
Patterson has defended the floor in Bramlage Coliseum successfully during this time, posting a 167-48 (.777) record at home including an 91-9 (.910) record against non-conference foes.
At a Glance: Nebraska
Following a week off, Nebraska (11-6, 1-2 Big 12) returns to action with its last trip to Manhattan as a member of the Big 12 Conference. The Huskers, the reigning Big 12 regular season champions, are coming off a 75-61 overtime win over Kansas in Lincoln on Jan. 16. The win halted a two-game skid to open Big 12 action.
The Huskers are led on the sidelines by the reigning Big 12 and National Coach of the Year recipient, Connie Yori. The 1986 graduate of Creighton is in her ninth season in Lincoln and owns a mark of 164-105 (.610) with Nebraska. Yori has guided Nebraska to four NCAA Tournament appearances and four WNIT berths.
On the floor, Nebraska has been guided by freshman Jordan Hooper and senior Dominique Kelley. Hooper paces the Huskers in scoring and rebounding with 15.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. She has drained 36 three-point field goals and needs just 10 to set the school record by a freshman. Hooper has earned Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors twice this season.
Kelley, a guard from Lincoln, Neb., is averaging 14.1 points. Recently, Kelley has been plagued by knee and foot injuries which has limited her to just eight minutes in the last six games.
Also leading Nebraska this season is sophomore Lindsey Moore. The guard from Covington, Wash., is averaging 11.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and a team-leading 5.4 assists. Earlier this season, Moore registered Nebraska's first-ever triple-double with 12 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds against Florida A&M. The effort earned her Big 12 Player of the Week honors for the week of Jan. 3.
K-State On Brink of Milestone This Season
During the 2009-10 season, Kansas State became the 11th program in NCAA Division I women's basketball history to reach the 775-win plateau with its 73-59 win at UC Davis on Dec. 29, 2009. K-State's overall record in its 43-year history currently stands at 794-472 (.627).
With six more wins during the 2010-11 season, Kansas State will join the 800-win club which currently features just eight members.
1st Month of the Year is the 1st to 200 Wins
January is the first month in the history of K-State women's basketball to surpass the 200-win plateau with a record of 212-140 (.602) in the first month of the year. During the last three-plus seasons, K-State is 19-7 (.731) in the month of January.
During the 2007-08 season, the Wildcats registered the first unbeaten month of January in the program's history with an 8-0 record. Head coach Deb Patterson is 69-45 (.605) in the first month, the second-best record of any month for Patterson during her 15 years.
Halftime Lead = K-State `W' Since 1999-00
Having the edge after the first 20 minutes of action has proven to be prophetic since the 1999-00 season, as K-State is 199-32 (.861) when leading at the break.
During the last three-plus seasons, K-State owns a 68-6 (.919) record when leading with five minutes to play.
Wildcats in the Purple Palace
K-State has enjoyed the friendly confines of Bramlage Coliseum in its 23rd season of existence with a record of 237-87 (.731), including a 9-0 mark this season. During the last 10 seasons, K-State is 138-39 (.780) in Bramlage Coliseum, including a 13-1 record in 2008-09. In Big 12 home contests, the Wildcats are 75-39 (.658).
Kansas State has protected its home floor with determination against non-conference foes with a record of 128-22 (.853) record. In the Deb Patterson era, the Wildcats have been even better with a record of 91-9 (.910).
Filling Up the Purple Palace
Kansas State has continued to be one of the nation's leaders in attendance this season, as the Wildcats are averaging 3,845 fans this season after nine home games which equates to 34,607 total fans. K-State ranks 20th in the nation for average home attendance.
During the last nine seasons, K-State has ranked among the top-30 in the nation for attendance including a high of sixth during the 2002-03 campaign.
Since the start of Deb Patterson's tenure in the 1996-97 season, K-State has seen 1,132,080 fans (avg.: 5,265 per game; 215 games) pass through the turnstiles of Bramlage Coliseum.
K-State moved into Bramlage Coliseum prior to the start of the 1988-89 season and has seen 1,223,119 fans pass through the doors.
K-State Against Ranked Opponents
Earlier this season, K-State recorded a 64-53 win over No. 14/16 St. John's on Nov. 13, which was its first win over an Associated Press top-15 opponent since Jan. 27, 2008 (at Oklahoma State, 68-63). This was the first win over an AP top-15 team at home since an 85-73 win on March 3, 2004 against No. 9 Texas Tech. The win brings K-State's record against teams ranked No. 14 in the AP poll to 6-6 (.500).
The Wildcats own a record against teams ranked in the AP poll of 66-148 (.308), including a 39-41 (.488) mark against AP ranked teams in Manhattan.
In the the Deb Patterson era, K-State is 40-78 (.339) against teams ranked in the AP poll and is 27-21 (.563) against AP ranked teams in Bramlage Coliseum.
Wildcats on the Road
K-State has a 231-234 (.497) record in road games during the program's 43-year history. During the 21st century, K-State owns a 71-54 (.568) mark in road contests and are 88-88 (.500) during Deb Patterson's 15 seasons on the K-State bench.
K-State notched a 10-5 (.667) record on the road in 2008-09 to break the previous school record of nine (1982-83 and 2001-02).
Protecting the Hoop
The Wildcats have put together a solid defensive effort to start the 2010-11 season. K-State has held eight of its first 17 foes to point totals of 49 points or less, which are the most games of holding a opponent to 49 points or less since the 2008-09 season. During the last 10 seasons, K-State is 60-1 (.984) when holding an opponent to 49 points or less.
K-State has held its foes this season to a scoring average of 53.1 points, which ranks fifth in the Big 12 and 12th in the nation. K-State has also held its foes to a field goal percentage of .350, which ranks fourth in the Big 12 and 20th in the nation.
K-State's bench mark low for points allowed this season came against Vermont on Dec. 30, as the Catamounts scored 39 points. This was the lowest opponent point total since K-State held Missouri to 33 points on Feb. 10, 2010.
Helping keep opponents off the scoreboard has been K-State's effort to block shots as the Wildcats have blocked 53 shots this season (3.1 bpg). K-State's season-high of eight blocked shots came at the College of Charleston and were the most since K-State blocked nine shots at Washington on Dec. 30, 2008.
Goose Egg From Distance for Red Storm, Sooners
Kansas State has held a pair of ranked opponents this season without a made three-point field goal, including the Big 12's leader in three-point field goal percentage. On Nov. 13, the Wildcats held St. John's without a three-point field goal on seven attempts.
On Jan. 12, K-State's perimeter defense was up to the challenge as it held Oklahoma without a connection from beyond the arc on nine attempts. The Sooners entered the contest as the Big 12 leader in 3-point field goal percentage at .398. This was the sixth time in the last five seasons, including the fourth time in the last two seasons, that K-State has held an opponent without a connection from beyond the arc (3/11/10 vs. Texas Tech; 1/9/10 vs. Kansas).
K-State's Guards Continue to Crash the Boards
Continuing a trend that developed under former K-State point guard Megan Mahoney (2001-05), Kansas State's guards have continued to attack the glass for rebounds. This season, K-State's guards have pulled in 297 of the team's 672 rebounds this season (44.2 percent). Over the last five seasons, K-State's leading rebounder has been a guard (Shalee Lehning four times; Brittany Chambers once). This season, K-State guards are averaging 17.5 rebounds per game, which is ahead of last season's final per game average of 14.2. The 14.2 average from last season was the highest in 10 years in terms of rebounds per game from K-State guards.
The K-State guards who are attacking the boards this season are Chambers and Taelor Karr with averages of 5.9 and 5.2, respectively, while Mariah White is averaging 4.9.
Chambers, the team leader in rebounding this season, has pulled in 100 total rebounds which includes a season-high 13 rebounds against Dartmouth on Dec. 29. She ranks second on the team in offensive rebounds per game (2.0 orpg). For her career, she has 30 games with five or more rebounds including six games with 10 or more. Last season, Chambers led the team in rebounds with 5.8 per game and was the first freshman to lead K-State in rebounding since Shalee Lehning during the 2005-06 season (6.6 rpg).
Karr hauled in a career-high-tying 12 rebounds against UC Davis, with nine of the 12 coming on the defensive glass. For her career, she has 23 games with five or more rebounds and a pair of games in double figures. This season Karr ranks third on the team in rebounding and leads the squad in defensive rebounds per game (4.1 drpg).
The Paola, Kan., native pulled in 4.5 rebounds per game in 2009-10 and ranked fourth on the team in the category.
White recorded a career-high nine rebounds against St. John's, with eight of the nine coming on the defensive glass. White ranks fourth on the team in rebounds per game and she has recorded 10 games with five or more rebounds. She has already reset her career season-high with 84 boards this season. Last season, White pulled in 56 rebounds in 31 games (1.8 rpg).
K-State From Downtown
K-State's current pace from beyond the arc of 5.5 three-point field goals made per game trails what K-State has historically done from beyond the arc over the last 10 seasons. The Wildcats have averaged 6.7 made three-point field goals per game in the last 10 seasons, including an average of 7.3 made three-point field goals per game in the 2009-10 season.
K-State connected on a season-high 12 3-point field goals against Oklahoma State on Jan. 9. The 12 connections were the most since Jan. 2, 2010 against Yale when the Wildcats made 12. The Wildcats' 3-point percentage of .500 (12-of-24) was a new season-high and the best since K-State shot .571 (8-of-14) against Iowa State on Jan. 31, 2010.
The Wildcats are led this season from the 3-point line by sophomore guards Brittany Chambers and Taelor Karr. Chambers leads the Wildcats from the three-point line, as she is 42-of-122 (.344) from long range and ranks third in the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game (2.5), which includes a season-best performance of 6-of-11 at Dartmouth on Dec. 29. She is the first Wildcat to connect on six 3-point field goals since Kari Kincaid made six against Michigan State on Nov. 22, 2007. For her career, Chambers is 107-of-293 (.365) from the 3-point line. Her career three-point field goal percentage ranks 10th in school history.
Karr is K-State's second-leading three-point shooter this season, as she is 23-of-72 (.319), which includes a season-best performance of 4-of-6 at the College of Charleston. She ranks 13th in the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game (1.4). For her career, Karr is 79-of-217 (.364) from deep.
K-State has had the edge in bench scoring in five of the last six games, which includes four wins, and has averaged 25.3 points from the pine during this six-game stretch. Included in this streak is a season-high 35 points against Vermont on Dec. 30.
Amongst K-State's 12 wins this season, the Wildcats have had the edge in bench production in nine of these contests and have averaged 18.3 points from its bench in the 12 wins.
Last season, K-State scored a total of 308 points off the bench for an average of 9.6 per game. This season, the Wildcats have carded 291 points for an average of 17.1 points per game.
Childs Attains 500 Points for her Career
Jalana Childs has put her improved low post game on full display during the 2010-11 season. For the season, Childs is K-State's second-leading scorer and ranks 21st in the Big 12 with a scoring average of 11.5 points. She is also pulling down 4.9 rebounds per game and has rejected 0.7 shots per game. In the last seven games, Childs has reached double figures in points six times and is averaging 13.6 points on a .481 field goal percentage and 5.7 rebounds.
On Jan. 19, Childs registered a career-high 21 points which included a career-best 7-of-8 effort from the foul line. This was her first career 20+ point game and is the second Wildcat to score 20+ points in a game this season. She has reached double figures in points in 24 career games, including 10 this season.
Against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener, the product of Orlando, Fla., tallied her second career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Included in her 12 points, Childs carded her second career three-point field goal and is now 2-of-4 for her career. Ironically, Childs' first career double-double also came against the Cowgirls as she notched 14 points and her career-high of 16 rebounds on Feb. 15, 2009.
At Oklahoma on Jan. 12, Childs reached the 500-point plateau in her career. She was the second Wildcat this season to achieve this career milestone, joining Brittany Chambers.
Chambers Approaching Top-10 for Career 3-PT FGs
Brittany Chambers continues to be a deep threat for the Wildcats, shooting 42-of-122 (.344) from beyond the arc this season. She ranks fourth in the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game at 2.5.
This season, Chambers has made two or more in 12 games, including five games with four or more connections from deep. She tallied a career-high performance of 6-of-11 at Dartmouth on Dec. 29. She became the first Wildcat to make six 3-point field goals in a game since Kari Kincaid made six against Michigan State on Nov. 22, 2007.
For her career, Chambers has 44 career games with a 3-point field goal including nine games with four or more connections from beyond the arc. She is 107-of-293 (.365) in 47 games with the Wildcats and needs 10 made 3-point fields to move into the top-10 in school history. Her current career percentage ranks 10th in school history.
The Jordan, Minn., native made her mark from beyond the 3-point line in her first season with the Wildcats with a team-leading 65-of-171 (.380) from beyond the arc. She ranked eighth in the Big 12 and 49th in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage and eighth in the league for 3-point field goals made per game at 2.1.
Her 65 made three-point field goals were the most by a freshman since Laurie Koehn set a school record with 122 during the 2001-02 season and was the third-highest by a freshman in school history.
Chambers Reaches 600 Points For Career
Earlier this season, Brittany Chambers reached the 600-point plateau for her career, as she achieved the feat against Oklahoma State on Jan. 9. For her career, Chambers has scored 630 points in 49 career games (12.9 ppg). She has scored in double figures in 35 career games including six games with 20 or more points.
With her 630 points in her career, Chambers ranks 12th in school history for combined points in a freshman and sophomore campaign. With 11 points she will move into 11th and pass Kim Price (1978-83; 640 points).
Against Dartmouth on Dec. 30, Chambers registered a career-high 26 points which included a career-high six connections from beyond the arc.
This season, Chambers has scored 242 points including 13 games in double figures. Her team-leading point per game average of 14.2 points ranks 16th in the Big 12.
White Hot Mariah
Sophomore guard Mariah White has displayed one of the most improved games of any of the Wildcats this season. In the 17 games this season, White is averaging 4.7 points and leads the team with 4.4 assists and 1.7 steals. She is fourth on the team in rebounding with 4.9 per game.
She ranks eighth in the Big 12 in assists for all game and is second for league contests (4.5 apg) and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.8) for all games. Her assist-to-turnover ratio ranks 44th in the nation.
This season, White has already reset her career-highs for points in a game (17), points in a season (80), rebounds in a game (9), rebounds in a season (84), assists in a game (8), assists in a season (75), steals in a game (5) and steals in a season (29). She has also made more free throws this season (22) than she attempted during her entire freshman campaign in 2009-10 (13).
Karr Fires on All Cylinders
Taelor Karr has found her touch from the field after a slow start to her second season with the Wildcats, as she is shooting 46.8 percent from the field. For the season, Karr ranks third on the team in scoring and (10.2), rebounding (5.2 rpg) and assists (2.2 apg) and is second in steals (1.5 spg) and three-point shooting (23-of-72; .319).
This season, Karr has reached her season-high of 17 points twice and recorded K-State's first double-double of the season and the second of her career with 17 points and 12 rebounds against UC Davis on Dec. 12. She has 25 career games in double figures for points and she has two double-figure efforts in rebounds.
Against Iowa on Dec. 5, Karr tallied 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. She followed that performance with 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc against North Dakota on Dec. 8.
For her career, Karr needs just 36 points to reach the 500-point plateau and become the third Wildcat to achieve the feat this season (Brittany Chambers and Jalana Childs).
Taelor Karr has been one of K-State's top perimeter defenders this season, which includes a career-high five steals against UTSA on Dec. 20. This was the second time this season that K-State has had a player register five steals in a game, as Mariah White tallied five against Western Illinois on Nov. 21, 2010.
Against Vermont, Karr notched four steals which is her sixth effort this season with two or more steals. For her career, Karr has 75 steals and has 23 career games with two or more steals.
In 2009-10, Karr led the Wildcats in steals with 49 and was the first freshman to lead K-State in steals since Shalee Lehning recorded 60 steals in her freshman campaign in 2005-06.
Oh, Oh, Voronenko
Alina Voronenko has emerged in the first four games of Big 12 action as an offensive weapon off the for the Wildcats. She is averaging 9.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in the last four games and ranks 13th in the league in Big 12-only games for 3-point field goals made per game (1.5), while in non-conference action she averaged 1.5 points and 1.7 rebounds.
In K-State's Big 12 opening win over Oklahoma State on Jan. 9. The junior forward from Sacramento, Calif., tallied a career-high 16 points on a career-best 6-of-9 from the field including a career-high 4-of-6 from distance. Entering the game, Voronenko's previous career-high was seven points and she had scored a total of 18 points in her previous 12 contests. For her career before the Big 12 opener, Voronenko was 6-of-30 (.200) from beyond the arc.
At Texas Tech on Jan. 15, Voronenko provided a lift off the bench with nine points and a career-high 11 rebounds in a career-best 30 minutes of action. Entering the contest with the Lady Raiders, Voronenko had pulled in just 24 rebounds in 14 games (1.7 rpg). It was her first career game with five or more rebounds.
What Brown has Done for Us
Branshea Brown has given K-State a strong interior presence to pair with Jalana Childs this season. This season, Brown is averaging a career-best 7.4 points on a team-leading .522 field goal percentage, a team-leading 1.2 blocks and is second in rebounding with 5.6 per game and is third in steals with 1.2. She ranks 11th in the Big 12 in blocks per game.
Against St. John's, Brown turned in one of her best games as she touched every statistical category with a career-high 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting, six rebounds, four blocks, a steal and an assist.
In her return to her home state of South Carolina, Brown recorded 10 points, five rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocked shots.
At Iowa on Dec. 5, Brown hauled in a season-high and career-high-tying 11 rebounds while also scoring six points and blocking two shots. This was her first double figuring rebounding game since March 6, 2010 against Nebraska when she pulled in 11.
For her career, she has 25 games with five or more rebounds, including four games with double figures.
Brown with the Blocks
Branshea Brown has picked up where she left off last season in terms of her interior defense. She paces the Wildcats in blocked shots with a career-high 21 this season and ranks 11th in the Big 12 with 1.2 per game. Her blocked shot total for a season is the highest by a Wildcat since Marlies Gipson sent back a school record 86 during the 2008-09 campaign.
The product of Walterboro, S.C., sent back a career-high four shots against St. John's and South Dakota State, which is the highest total by a Wildcat since Marlies Gipson tallied four blocks at Kansas on Jan. 24, 2009. She is the first player since Gipson in 2008-09 to block at least four shots in two games in a season.
Brown now has 11 career games with two or more blocked shots and 48 blocks for her career.
Caron Makes First Career Starts
Freshman forward Chantay Caron made a successful debut in the K-State starting lineup, as she has garnered six starts following the holiday break. In her first career start at Dartmouth, Caron tallied career-highs of 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting, and nine rebounds in 21 minutes of action.
For the season, Caron is averaging 4.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game. She has three games this season with five or more rebounds.
In her career debut in the season opener, the 5-11 product of Lawrence, Kan., registered nine points and five rebounds in 16 minutes of action off the K-State bench. Caron's nine points in her debut tied teammate Taelor Karr's debut from last season for point production. Caron's five rebounds were the most by a freshman in their debut since Ashley Sweat pulled in eight boards against Wisconsin-Green Bay on Nov. 10, 2006.