K-State Hosts No. 12 Oklahoma State Wednesday

Mariah White needs six assists to move into fourth on the K-State career assists list.

Jan. 21, 2013

Game Notes

Game 19

(12/16) Oklahoma State at Kansas State
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 | 7 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

Game Information
Promotions: 70s Night - First 300 students receive a 70s K-State t-shirt; Prize pack for fan dressed in the best 70s costume

“Wildcat Weekday 4 Pack” – 4 GA tickets & 4 concession vouchers valid for a hot dog, chips and a drink for only $30.

Tickets: Visit www.kstatesports.com or call (800) 221-CATS

TV: FCS Central & K-StateHD.TV (PbP: Brian Smoller; Color: Missy Heidrick)
Cox Cable: Check local listings; DirecTV: 617/623/626; DISH Network: check listings

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

Internet: K-State Gameday (Host: Chris Powell; Analyst: Danielle Zanotti)
Game available live on K-StateHD.TV (subscription required), free live audio & free live stats at www.kstatesports.com

Kansas State Wildcats (11-7, 2-4 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 331-196 (.628) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: W, 57-54 at TCU on Jan. 19, 2013
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB

(12/16) Oklahoma State Cowgirls (14-2, 3-2 Big 12)
Head Coach: Jim Littell (Southwestern ‘77)
Career Record: 453-75 (.858) - 16th season
School Record: 35-14 (.714) - 2nd season
Last game: W, 71-42 vs. Iowa State on Jan. 20, 2013
website: www.okstate.com
Twitter: @OSUAthletics

Series History and Notes
Kansas State leads the series with Oklahoma State, 30-27... K-State won the last meeting between the teams, 53-50, on Feb. 22, 2012 in Manhattan... K-State is 15-8 in games played in Manhattan against the Cowgirls... The Wildcats have won eight of the last 10 meetings in the series including five of the last six games in Manhattan... K-State head coach Deb Patterson owns an 11-7 mark against Oklahoma State... K-State is 4-6 all-time against teams ranked No. 12 in the AP poll.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – After ending a three-game losing streak on Saturday at TCU, Kansas State returns to Bramlage Coliseum to host No. 12/16 Oklahoma State on Wednesday at 7 p.m. This will be the Wildcats’ final home game in the month of January and the Wildcats will look to halt a two-game home skid.

Fans can take part in Wednesday night’s promotion of 70s Night by wearing their best 70s gear. The best dressed fan will win a K-State prize pack. Also, the first 300 students into Bramlage on Wednesday will receive a free 70s K-State t-shirt. Fans can take in Wednesday’s game by purchasing the “Wildcat Weekday 4 Pack” of four general admission tickets and four concession vouchers for a hot dog, chips and a drink for only $30.

Wednesday night’s game can be seen live on FOX College Sports Central and K-StateHD.TV. Handling the telecast will be Brian Smoller on play-by-play and former Wildcat letterwinner Missy Heidrick on the color commentary. Check local listings for availability in your area. This will be the 173rd K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television and the 113th on the FSN family of networks. K-State holds an all-time record of 104-68 (.605) in televised games, including a 68-44 (.607) mark on the FSN family of networks.

The game will also be available on the K-State Sports Network with the award-winning Matt Walters 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.

Kansas State (11-7, 2-4 Big 12) ended a three-game losing streak on Saturday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum with a 57-54 win over TCU. The Wildcats were 10-of-36 from beyond the arc, carding the sixth game this season with 10 or more conversions from the 3-point line.

K-State was led by senior Brittany Chambers with 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists. With her point total on Saturday, Chambers moved into fifth on the K-State career scoring list with 1,721 career points, passing Diana Miller (1987-1991; 1,705). Chambers leads the Wildcats in scoring (19.1 ppg) and rebounding (7.4 rpg) this season.

Also in double figures for K-State on Saturday was senior Mariah White. The product of Midwest City, Okla., notched a personal season-high 11 points. She also added six rebounds, five assists and two steals to her final stat line. White needs six assists to move into fourth on the K-State career list.

At a Glance: Oklahoma State
No. 17/16 Oklahoma State (14-2, 3-2 Big 12) has won three straight games including a 71-42 win over Iowa State on Sunday in Stillwater. The Cowgirls were the only team in the Big 12 to complete the non-conference portion of its schedule undefeated. Oklahoma State is second in the Big 12 in scoring offense (80.7 ppg) and scoring margin (+25.4) and lead the league in turnover margin (+6.8).

Oklahoma State is guided on the sideline by second year head coach Jim Littell. Littell owns a record of 35-14 (.714) during his time in Stillwater. Littell led the program to the 2012 Postseason WNIT title.

On the floor, the Cowgirls have been paced by three players in double figures. Leading the way is senior Toni Young with 17.0 points per game and 9.5 rebounds per game. Young ranks fourth in the league in scoring and third in the league in rebounding. Against Iowa State on Sunday, Young tallied 10 points, four rebounds and three steals.

Also averaging double figures are Liz Donohoe and Tiffany Bias. Donohoe, the 2012 Big 12 Freshman of the Year, is averaging 16.9 points and pulling in 6.6 rebounds and ranks fifth in the Big 12 in scoring and 11th in rebounding. Donohoe led the Cowgirls against Iowa State with 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-8 from beyond the arc and eight rebounds.

Bias is averaging 12.8 points per game while also dishing out 7.3 assists. She ranks second in the Big 12 in assists an registered a double-double of 12 points and 11 assists against Iowa State.

K-State Good in 1 FG Games
The Wildcats captured their second win in Big 12 action by a field goal or less at TCU on Jan. 19 with a 57-54 win. K-State defeated the Horned Frogs in Manhattan, 59-58, on Jan. 5.

When a game has been decided by three points or less in Big 12 regular season or tournament games since the inception of the league in 1996-97, K-State owns a 24-17 (.585) record including eight wins in the last 11 such contests.

K-State Against Ranked Opponents
The Wildcats own a record against teams ranked in the AP poll of 70-162 (.302), including a 41-43 (.488) mark against AP ranked teams in Manhattan.

In the the Deb Patterson era, K-State is 44-91 (.326) against teams ranked in the AP poll and is 29-24 (.547) against AP ranked teams in Bramlage Coliseum.

20 is the Magic Number for Chambers, K-State    
Brittany Chambers has provided a dynamic scoring punch for the Wildcats this season. With 18 games in the books, the Jordan, Minn., native has tallied 20 or more points in nine of those games. She ranks second in the Big 12 this season for games of 20 or more points.    

For her career, she owns 27 career games with 20 or more points including two games with 30 or more. K-State had won 19 straight games when Chambers has scored 20 or more points until falling to West Virginia on Jan. 12. The Wildcats are 22-5 (.815) during Chambers’ career when she notches 20 or more points in a game.

In the 27 career games she has scored 20 or more points, Chambers is averaging 24.3 points per game (657 points), 7.2 rebounds (195 rebounds), and 3.3 assists (89 assists) in those contests.

Chambers tallied a 2012-13 K-State season-high 29 points against South Dakota on Dec. 9, which was her highest point output since Jan. 28, 2012 at Oklahoma State when she notched 29 points.

Craig Crashing the Boards    
Freshman guard Bri Craig has improved her rebounding performance during the last three games, setting a new career-high in each of the last three games. During the recent three-game stretch, Craig is averaging 6.0 rebounds per game after averaging just 2.0 rebounds per game in the first 15 games of the season. Craig started her recent stretch with five rebounds against West Virginia on Jan. 12, followed by another five against Baylor on Jan. 16. She then set her career-high of eight rebounds at TCU on Jan. 19, which included seven defensive rebounds.