K-State Closes Out Big 12's First Half at Texas

Brittany Chambers is coming off her seventh career double-double on Saturday.

Jan. 30, 2012

Kansas State Game Notes (PDF)

Game 21

(rv/rv) Kansas State (14-6, 5-3 Big 12) at Texas (13-7, 3-5 Big 12)  
February 1, 2012 | 7 p.m. | Frank Erwin Center (16,775) | Austin, Texas

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Play-by-Play: Dave Raymond; Color Analysis: Fran Harris

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Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analysis: Randy Peterson

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Wildcats will head to Texas for the third time this season and will play its second straight road game on Wednesday night, as Kansas State visits Austin to take on Texas at 7 p.m. Wednesday night’s game will mark the conclusion of K-State’s first half Big 12 schedule after facing each team in the league once.    

Wednesday night’s contest will be broadcast on the Longhorn Network, as Dave Raymond and Fran Harris call the action. This will be the 156th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television. K-State holds an all-time record of 95-60 (.613) 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 snapped a three-game skid in its last outing, defeating Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Saturday, 67-56. The Wildcats connected on 11-of-28 attempts from beyond the arc against the Cowgirls, including a 7-of-12 effort in the first half. K-State also tallied a 10-point advantage in points off turnovers (18-8).

Leading the way for the Wildcats on Saturday at Oklahoma State, was junior guard Brittany Chambers. The 2011 unanimous All-Big 12 first team selection registered her seventh career double-double and third this season with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Chambers set a new school record for points at Oklahoma State and surpassed the 20-point mark for the 19th time in her career. The native of Jordan, Minn., leads K-State in both scoring (16.1 ppg) and rebounding (6.5 rpg) and ranks sixth and 14th in the Big 12 in those categories.

Also aiding the effort on Saturday was senior Tasha Dickey with 15 points and a career-high eight rebounds. The guard from Sandy, Utah, is third on the team in scoring with 10.0 points per game but is averaging 13.6 points in the last five games.

Following Wednesday night’s road game, K-State returns to Bramlage Coliseum to host No. 1 Baylor on Saturday night at 7 p.m. The contest against the Lady Bears will mark K-State’s participation in the NCAA’s “Pack the House” initiative. All tickets for the game are available for $1, as well as selected concession items. To purchase tickets, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com.

At a Glance: Texas
Texas (13-7, 3-5 Big 12) has alternated between wins and losses since Jan. 7 at Oklahoma State. The Longhorns will look to shake off the effects of a 75-71 loss at Texas Tech on Saturday. The contest in Lubbock on Saturday marked the start of three of its next four games on the road for the Longhorns, with the lone home game against K-State on Wednesday.

On the sideline, Texas is led by fifth-year head coach Gail Goestenkors. The 1985 graduate of Saginaw Valley State is 97-57 (.630) during her time in Austin, including a four NCAA Tournament appearances. Goestenkors owns an overall career record of 493-156 (.760).

Texas features three guards averaging double figures in scoring with Chassidy Fussell, Yvonne Anderson and Ashleigh Fontenette. Fussell paces the Longhorns and ranks fifth in the Big 12 in scoring at 16.7 points per game. In league action, the sophomore from Troy, Tenn., is averaging 16.6 points per game and pulling in 5.5 rebounds per game. Against the Lady Raiders, Fussell tied for game-high honors with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the field and added three steals.

Anderson is second on the team and 21st in the Big 12 with 11.4 points and leads the team and ranks third in the league in assists with 5.7. Against Texas Tech, Anderson tallied 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Anderson, a senior from Columbia, Mo., ranks fifth in the Big 12 in steals with 2.7 per game.

Fontenette is third on the team and 23rd in the league in scoring with 11.1 points per game. She is one of the top three-point shooters in the league, connecting on .383 of her attempts (23-of-60). At Texas Tech, Fontenette tallied 11 points, five rebounds, eight assists and three steals.

Chambers Climbs into top-20 on Career Scoring List
Brittany Chambers continues to climb the K-State career scoring list this season, aided by her performance in the first eight Big 12 games. In league action, Chambers ranks third in scoring with 16.8 points per game and overall ranks sixth in the Big 12 and 97th in the nation by tying her career-best scoring average of 16.1.

In K-State’s last game on Jan. 28 at Oklahoma State, Chambers registered her third 20-point effort in league play this season by tying her season-best with 29 points. Her effort was the highest scoring performance in Stillwater by a Wildcat in the program’s history.

The Jordan, Minn., native earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors for Jan. 9 after scoring 20 or more points in the first 2 Big 12 games.

For her career, Chambers was the 37th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau on Dec. 7 and was the 12th player in school history to achieve the feat in their junior season. Chambers has scored 1,223 points in 84 career games (14.6 ppg) to rank 19th in school history.

The 2011-12 preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention selection and 2011 unanimous All-Big 12 first team recipient has scored in double figures in 64 games (76.2 percent of her career games) including 19 games with 20 or more points. She is the 11th player in school history and the sixth guard to record 1,000 points, 450 rebounds and 200 assists in a career.

Dickey Doing it All
Senior Tasha Dickey has boosted her game in her final season of eligibility and first season with Kansas State. Dickey is averaging career-highs of 10.0 points per game, 4.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 20 games in Manhattan. She ranks 10th in the Big 12 for steals. In league games, Dickey is 10th in the Big 12 in field goal percentage at .440. With her 200 points and 85 rebounds this season, Dickey has achieved a new career season-high in both points and rebounds.

Over the last five games, Dickey is averaging 13.6 points per game. She has scored in double figures in four of the last five games and has pulled in 5.6 rebounds per contest.

In 20 games with K-State, Dickey has recorded 10 games in double digits for points, 11 contests with five or more rebounds and nine games with two or more steals.

Against Texas A&M in her Big 12 debut, Dickey recorded a perfect night by shooting 6-of-6 from the field including 2-of-2 from beyond the arc and 3-of-3 from the foul line for 17 points.

At Texas Tech on Jan. 14, Dickey tallied 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting. She followed the performance agaijnst the Lady Raiders with a team-high 18 points against Oklahoma on Jan. 17. It is the third time this season she has tallied double figures in consecutive games.

After transferring from Arizona this summer, Dickey’s K-State debut was a memorable one as she tallied a career-high 20 points, five rebounds, a career-high six steals and a career-high two blocked shots in 23 minutes of action in K-State’s 54-20 win over Dartmouth on Nov. 12.

In addition to her career milestones, Dickey tallied the most points in a K-State debut since Laurie Koehn registered 27 against Georgia Tech on Nov. 16, 2001. With her six steals, Dickey pocketed the most steals by a Wildcat since Shalee Lehning carded six against Chattanooga on March 23, 2008 in the NCAA Tournament.