K-State Visits Texas for Saturday Afternoon Tilt

Brittany Chambers has scored 20 or more points in four straight games and is the first Wildcat since Nicole Ohlde in 2001-02 to do so.

Jan. 24, 2013

Game Notes

Game 20
Kansas State at Texas
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 | 1 p.m. | Frank Erwin Center (16,775) | Austin, Texas

Game Information
TV: Longhorn Network (PbP: Fran Harris; Color: Debbie Antonelli)
Check local listings for availability in your area

Radio: K-State Sports Network (PbP: Brian Smoller; Color: Kristin Waller)

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

Tickets: Visit www.texassports.com or call (800) 982-BEVO

Kansas State Wildcats (12-7, 3-4 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 332-196 (.629) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: W, 76-70 (ot) vs. (12/11) Oklahoma State on Jan. 23, 2013
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB

Texas Longhorns (7-11, 0-7 Big 12)
Head Coach: Karen Aston (Arkansas Little Rock ‘87)
Career Record: 108-74 (.593) - 6th season
School Record: 7-11 (.389) - 1st season
Last game: L, 76-38 at Kansas on Jan. 23, 2013
website: www.texassports.com
Twitter: @UTexasWBB

Series History and Notes
Texas leads the all-time series, 12-11... K-State won both meetings between the teams last season... K-State has won four of the last six meetings between the schools... The Wildcats are 3-7 in the series in games played in Austin... Since Texas joined the Big 12 in the 1996-97 season, K-State holds an 11-8 advantage in the series... Head coach Deb Patterson is 11-8 against Texas.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will close out the month of January with a trip to Austin, Texas, to face Texas on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., at the Frank Erwin Center. K-State will look to secure its first three-game win streak in Big 12 action since Jan. 4-17, 2012.

Saturday afternoon’s game can be seen live on the Longhorn Network and will be called by Fran Harris and Debbie Antonelli. Check local listings for availability in your area. This will be the 174th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television. K-State holds an all-time record of 105-68 (.607) in televised games.

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.

With the aid of a school record performance from behind the 3-point line, Kansas State (12-7, 3-4 Big 12) upset No. 12/11 Oklahoma State on Wednesday night at Bramlage Coliseum, 76-70, in overtime. The win was the first overtime win for the Wildcats since defeating No. 9/8 Texas A&M, 71-69, on Jan. 4, 2012. The win marked K-State’s 71st against a ranked opponent and the fifth against a team ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press poll.

K-State, playing with seven active players, saw four players reach double digits in scoring led by 2013 All-America candidate Brittany Chambers with a game-high 26 points, including 19 in the first half to jump start the Wildcats. With her point total, the senior from Jordan, Minn., passed Laurie Koehn (2001-05; 1,733) on the K-State career scoring list with 1,747 points.

Chambers led a K-State attack from beyond the arc that tallied a school record 16-of-41 for the night. The 16 conversions set the school mark, the Bramlage Coliseum record and ranks tied for ninth in Big 12 history for three-point field goals made in a game. It was also tied for the fifth-highest 3-point field goals made this season in the nation and tied for the most in the Big 12. Chambers was responsible for six and moved into second in school history and a tie for second in Big 12 history for three-point field goals made in a career with 287.

Joining Chambers in double figures were sophomore Haley Texada with 15 points, Mariah White with 11 and Heidi Brown with a career-high 10 off the bench. Texada pulled in seven rebounds, dished out five assists and pocketed four steals. White dished out five assists and tallied a K-State season-high and a career-best seven steals.

At a Glance: Texas
Texas (7-11, 0-7 Big 12) entered the month of December with a 5-0 record, but has gone 2-11 since facing UCLA on Dec. 8. In the Longhorns last outing on Wednesday, Kansas defeated Texas in Lawrence 76-38.

The Longhorns are guided by first-year head coach Karen Aston. The 1987 graduate of Arkansas-Little Rock owns a career record of 108-74 (.593) with stops at North Texas (2011-12) and Charlotte (2007-11). She steered Charlotte to one NCAA Tournament appearance during her time with the 49ers (2009).

On the floor, Texas has been paced by three players in double figures - Chassidy Fussell, Nneka Enemkpali and Imani McGee-Stafford. Fussell, a junior guard from Troy, Tenn., leads the team in scoring with 15.9 points per game. She ranks sixth in the Big 12 in scoring and eighth in the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game (1.8)

Enemkpali is second on the team in scoring with 13. 9 points per game and paces the squad in rebounding at 9.8 per game. The sophomore forward from Pflugerville, Texas, is second in the Big 12 in rebounding and leads the conference in double-doubles with eight.

McGee-Stafford, a 6-7 freshman center from Los Angeles, Calif., is averaging 10.2 points and 8.6 rebounds in her first season in Austin. She ranks fifth in the league in rebounding and is third in the Big 12 in blocked shots with 2.4 per game.

K-State Casts Away from Beyond the Arc
Due to a lack of size in 2012-13, K-State has attacked its opponents from beyond the 3-point line. Against Oklahoma State on Jan. 23, K-State set a school record with a 16-of-41 (.390) performance from beyond the arc. The 16 made 3-point field goals set a school record, a Bramlage Coliseum record, tied for ninth in Big 12 history and the fifth-highest total in the nation this season. This was the seventh game this season K-State has made 10 or more three-point field goals in a game. This marks the most games with 10 or more 3-point field goals made in a season since the 2009-10 season when K-State had eight such games. In the last three games, K-State is 39-of-121 (.322) from beyond the arc.   

The Wildcats set a new school record against Baylor on Jan. 16 with 44 three-point attempts, which is tied for second in Big 12 history for three-point field goals attempted in a single game. K-State has 17 games in the Deb Patterson-era with 30 or more 3-point field goals attempted in a game. K-State is 10-7 in games with 30 or more three-point field goals attempted.

For the season, K-State is 156-of-521 (.299) from beyond the arc. K-State is averaging a Big 12 best 8.2 made 3-point field goals per game on 27.4 attempts. K-State has scored 468 points on 3-point field goals or 39.2 percent of its overall point total.

20 Is the Magic Number for Chambers, K-State    
Brittany Chambers has provided a dynamic scoring punch for the Wildcats this season. With 19 games in the books, the Jordan, Minn., native has tallied 20 or more points in 10 of those games. She ranks second in the Big 12 this season for games of 20 or more points. She has tallied 20 or more points in four straight games and is the first Wildcat to do so since Nicole Ohlde in 2001-02. During the four-game stretch, Chambers is averaging 23.5 points. Ohlde averaged 25.3 points per game in her four-game stretch.

For her career, she owns 28 career games with 20 or more points including two games with 30 or more. K-State had won 19 straight games when Chambers scored 20 or more points until falling to West Virginia on Jan. 12. The Wildcats are 23-5 (.821) during Chambers’ career when she notches 20 or more points in a game.

In the 28 career games she has scored 20 or more points, Chambers is averaging 24.4 points per game (683 points), 7.2 rebounds (202 rebounds), and 3.2 assists (90 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.

Chambers 2nd in Big 12 History For Career 3-PT FGs Made
Brittany Chambers continues to be a marksman from beyond the arc, as she is 54-of-146 (.370) from deep this season, including a 7-of-11 effort against Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 30. Her seven makes were her highest number of connections from behind the three-point line since making a career-high eight against Northwestern on Dec. 19, 2011. This season, she ranks fifth in the Big 12 in three-point field goal percentage and third in the league and 38th in the nation in three-point field goals made per game (2.8).

For her career, Chambers is 287-of-810 (.354) and ranks second in school and Big 12 history for career 3-point field goals made and second in school history for 3-point field goals attempted. She ranks fourth in Big 12 history for career 3-point field goals attempted. She needs 13 made 3-point field goals to become the second player in school and Big 12 history with 300 career 3-point field goals made (Laurie Koehn, 2001-05; 392). Chambers is the fourth player in school history with four season of 50 or more made 3-point field goals and is the Big 12’s active leader in career three-point field goals made. Of her 1,747 career points, 49.3 percent of her points (861) have come from beyond the arc.

Chambers has made a 3-point field goal in 101 of the 117 career games she has played, including every game this season. She has 28 career games with four or more connections from beyond the arc and 77 career contests with two or more made 3-point field goals.

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 117 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.

During her 117 career games, Chambers has punched her time card with 4,026 career minutes to rank sixth in school history. She has logged over 1,000 minutes in a season twice in her career and leads the Big 12 this season in minutes played with 35.1 per game and has played 40 or more minutes in seven games this season, including a current streak of five straight games. Her career average minutes played of 34.41 is first in school history. Chambers needs to play 54 minutes to move into fifth on the K-State career list. To climb to the top of the career minutes played list, Chambers will need to play 246 minutes to pass Shalee Lehning’s career total of 4,271.

White Moves into 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 379 assists and is fourth on the K-State career assists list. She ranks fourth among active Big 12 players for career assists. With one assist, she will entrench herself into fourth on the K-State career list. She needs 21 assists to become the fourth player in school history with 400 career assists. Her career assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.60 ranks fourth in school history and she has 32 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 3.9 assists in the 14 games she has played this season. She ranks 10th in the Big 12 for league only games in assists.

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.