K-State to Make First National TV Appearance of Season Saturday

Jalana Childs has scored 20 or more points in five games this season, including 22 on Wednesday night.

Jan. 26, 2012

Kansas State Game Notes (PDF)

Game 20

(rv/rv) Kansas State (13-6, 4-3 Big 12) vs. Oklahoma State (12-4, 4-3 Big 12)  
January 28, 2012 | 11:30 a.m. | Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611) | Stillwater, Okla.

Play-by-Play: Brenda VanLengen; Color Analysis: Cindy Stein

Game available on the following channels:
Cox Cable - 34 or 2034
DirecTV - 671
Dish Network - 418

K-State Sports Network
Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analysis: Randy Peterson

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Ticket Information
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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will make the first of its three national television appearances this season on Saturday, as the Wildcats travel to Oklahoma State to face the Cowgirls for an 11:30 a.m., tip. The Wildcats begin a stretch of three of its next four games on the road and will look to finish the month of January above .500.    

Saturday morning’s contest will be broadcast on FSN, as Brenda VanLengen and Cindy Stein call the action. This will be the 155th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television and the 102nd on the FSN family of networks. The Wildcats are 60-41 (.594) on the FSN family of networks. K-State holds an all-time record of 94-60 (.610) in televised games.

The game will also be available on the K-State Sports Network to radio stations throughout the state, as the award-winning Brian Smoller provides the play-by-play and K-State assistant director of athletics communications Randy Peterson will be on the color analysis.

K-State was dealt its third straight loss on Wednesday night, as the Wildcats struggled in the second half against Iowa State to drop a 66-57 decision. Kansas State has now lost three straight games for the first time since a five-game skid from Feb. 13-March 3 of 2010. It was K-State’s first defeat this season when holding a halftime lead (10-1).

The Wildcats were led against the Cyclones by senior forward Jalana Childs. The 6-2 product of Orlando, Fla., recorded 22 points on 11-of-19 shooting, five rebounds and two blocked shots. Childs is second on the team and ninth in the Big 12 in scoring with 14.9 points per game. She also ranks 11th in the league in free throw shooting with a career-best .761 and is 11th in offensive rebounds per game with 2.5 per game.

Also pacing the Wildcats this season are junior Brittany Chambers and senior Tasha Dickey. Chambers, who ranks 19th in school history for career points with 1,192, leads the Wildcats in scoring (15.4 ppg) and rebounding (6.3 rpg) this season. She ranks seventh in the league in scoring and 15th in rebounding. The guard from Jordan, Minn., is second in the league in 3-point field goals made per game (2.7).

Dickey, a native of Sandy, Utah, is third on the team in scoring with 9.7 points per game. She is second on the squad in steals with 1.9 per game.

Following Saturday’s game, K-State starts the month of February and closes out the first half of its Big 12 schedule on Wednesday at Texas. The game from Austin tips at 7 p.m., and can be seen on the Longhorn Network and heard on the K-State Sports Network.

At a Glance: Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State (12-4, 4-3 Big 12) will finish a stretch of four home dates in their last five games by hosting the Wildcats on Saturday. The Cowgirls have won three of their last four outings including consecutive games at Missouri (62-58, Jan. 21) and against defending national champion Texas A&M (57-53, Jan. 24).

Oklahoma State is guided on the sideline by first year head coach Jim Littell. Littell, the former associate head coach, took the reins of the program on Nov. 18, 2011 following the tragic plane crash involving the late head coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna.

On the floor, the Cowgirls have been paced by three players in double figures. Leading the way is freshman Liz Donohoe with a team-high 14.0 points per game. The 6-0 forward from Edmond, Okla., ranks 11th in the league in scoring. She is also pulling in 6.1 rebounds per game to rank third on the team and 16th in the Big 12. Against Texas A&M, Donohoe finished with 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Also in double figures are Toni Young and Tiffany Bias. Young is a 6-2 forward who is coming off the bench to provide 11.7 points and a team-leading 6.9 rebounds per game.

Bias is second in the Big 12 in assists per game with 7.3  and is averaging 11.6 points per game. Against the Aggies, the 5-6 guard from Andover, Kan., registered a team-high 14 points and dished out five assists.

Childs Delivers on the Glass    
This season, Jalana Childs has been rebounding the ball at a career-high rate. The 6-2 forward from Orlando, Fla., is averaging 5.4 boards per game which is a full rebound better than her season career-high of 4.4 from her sophomore season in 2009-10. Childs ranks third on the team in overall rebounding, but leads the squad and ranks 11th in the Big 12 in offensive rebounds per game at 2.5.

For her career, Childs ranks 31st in school history for career rebounds with 435. With 15 more rebounds, she will become the second player on the team this season to score 1,000 points and grab 450 rebounds (Brittany Chambers). She has 45 career games with five or more rebounds including four contests with 10 or more boards.