K-State Hosts KU in Sunflower Showdown

Mariah White ranks fourth in school history for career assists and needs 19 to reach 400 for her career.

Jan. 31, 2013

Game Notes | Wildcat Spotlight: Heidi Brown, Kendra Spresser

Game 21

Kansas at Kansas State
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 | 2 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

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

Promotions:  Zooperstars! make a return appearance at Bramlage Coliseum

Tipoff for TP - Bring packages of toilet paper, paper towels & trash bags for MES

Shalee Lehning, KSHSAA Hall of Fame recognition - Halftime ceremony

TV: COX 22 & Metro Sports (PbP: Brian Smoller; Color: Missy Heidrick)
Cox Cable: 22; Metro Sports: Available in the Kansas City-area, check local 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 (12-8, 3-5 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 332-197 (.628) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: L, 59-40 at Texas on Jan. 26, 2013
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB

(rv/--) Kansas Jayhawks (13-6, 4-4 Big 12)
Head Coach: Bonnie Henrickson (St. Cloud State ‘86)
Career Record: 309-188 (.622) - 16th season
School Record: 151-126 (.545) - 9th season
Last game: W, 78-75 (ot) vs. Iowa State on Jan. 30, 2013
website: www.kuathletics.com
Twitter: @KUathletics

Series History and Notes
One of the longest continuous rivalries in all of women’s college basketball, as this will be the 106th matchup between the schools... K-State leads the series, 62-43... K-State has won 21 of the last 24 meetings between the schools... The Wildcats hold a 30-13 advantage in games played in Manhattan... KU won the last meeting between the schools in Lawrence, 72-63, on Jan. 2, 2013... K-State has won 11 straight over the Jayhawks in Bramlage... K-State head coach Deb Patterson owns a 24-12 mark against the Jayhawks.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will look to start the month of February off on the right foot, as the Wildcats host Kansas on Saturday at 2 p.m., in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown. K-State has won 21 of the last 24 meetings in the series with the Jayhawks, including 11 straight in Manhattan. The Wildcats will play three of their next four games in Bramlage.

Saturday afternoon’s game will be broadcast on Metro Sports in the Kansas City-area and Cox 22 on the Cox Cable system in the state of Kansas. This will be the 175th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television. K-State holds an all-time record of 105-69 (.603) in televised games. The game will also be available on the radio through the K-State Sports Network and for free online at kstatesports.com/allaccess. Fans can also follow the free live stats at kstatesports.com and receive updates on Twitter by following @kstate_gameday.

Fans attending Saturday’s game will see a return engagement from last year’s popular halftime act, the Zooperstars!, as well as Shalee Lehning receiving her 2013 KSHSAA Hall of Fame induction plaque. Prior to Saturday’s game, fans are encouraged to bring packages of toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags to assist the Manhattan Emergency Shelter.

K-State (12-8, 3-5 Big 12) built a nine-point lead midway through the first half, but Texas used a combination of interior scoring and cold shooting by the Wildcats to record its first win in league play this season, 59-40, on Jan. 26 at the Erwin Center. The 40 points were a season-low for the Wildcats this season.

The Wildcats were led by Brittany Chambers with 15 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals. The product of Jordan, Minn., reached double digits for the 19th time this season and the 93rd time in her career. During the game against the Longhorns, Chambers became the sixth player in Big 12 history and the third in school history to achieve 1,700 career points, 700 career rebounds and 300 career assists.

For the season, Chambers leads the Wildcats, ranks second in the Big 12 and 26th in the nation for scoring with a career-high average of 19.2 points per game. Chambers also leads the Wildcats and ranks eighth in the Big 12 in rebounding with a career-high 7.2 per game.

Joining Chambers in double digits on Saturday was Bri Craig with 10 points. The freshman from Lincoln, Neb., has reached double figures in nine games this season. In her debut season, Craig is averaging 9.1 points per game and is second on the team for 3-point field goals made (35) and attempted (127).

At a Glance: Kansas
Kansas (13-6, 4-4 Big 12) registered an 18-point second half comeback to force overtime against Iowa State and then downed the Jayhawks in overtime, 78-75, in Lawrence on Wednesday night. Kansas has won two of its last six games, fighting through a three-game skid from Jan. 8-23.

On the sideline, Kansas is led by ninth year head coach, Bonnie Henrickson. During her time in Lawrence, Henrickson has accumulated an 151-126 (.545) record and guided the Jayhawks to  the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and four straight appearances in the Postseason WNIT from the 2008-11 seasons.

The Jayhawks are led on the floor by seniors Carolyn Davis and Angel Goodrich. Davis, a 6-3 senior forward, leads the team and ranks seventh in the Big 12 with 15.0 points per game and 5.6 rebounds. Against the Cyclones, Davis registered 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting, nine rebounds and two blocks.

Goodrich is averaging 14.2 points and ranks third in the Big 12 in assists with 6.6 per game. Against Iowa State, Goodrich registered a game-high 24 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and five steals.

Chambers Moves Into 4th on Career Scoring List
Brittany Chambers, a two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection and 2012-13 preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention selection, continues to climb the career scoring list at K-State and etch her name among the great scorers in the program’s 45-year history. This season, Chambers leads the Wildcats and ranks second in the Big 12 and 26th in the nation in scoring with a career-high average of 19.2 points per game. Chambers has carded her scoring average on a career-best .439 field goal percentage, while attempting 15.5 shots per contest.

For her career, Chambers has scored 1,762 points in 118 career games (14.9 ppg) to rank fourth in school history for total points scored and seventh for career scoring average. She is second among active players in the Big 12 this season for career points. She needs 44 points to move into third in school history and pass Ashley Sweat (2006-10; 1,805). She was the 37th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau on Dec. 7, 2011, and became the 10th player in school history to tally 1,500 career points on Dec. 9, 2012.  

After not scoring in her first career game on Nov. 14, 2009, she has scored in every game since (117 consecutive) and owns the third-longest consecutive scoring streak in school history behind Ashley Sweat (131 games) and Nicole Ohlde (126). The 2012-13 All-America candidate has scored in double figures in 93 games (78.8 percent of her career games). She is the the sixth player among the Big 12 schools and third player in school history to record 1,700 points, 700 rebounds and 300 assists. She is the ninth player in school history to score 300+ points in four straight seasons and the first since the 2009-10 season (Ashley Sweat).

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 118 career games, which has been every possible game of her four-year career at K-State. She ranks tied for 10th in the nation for consecutive games played in a career. 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 118 career games, Chambers has punched her time card with 4,063 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 35.2 per game and has played 40 or more minutes in seven games this season, including five straight games from Jan. 9-26. Her career average minutes played of 34.43 is first in school history. Chambers needs to play 17 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 209 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 381 assists and is entrenched into fourth on the K-State career assists list. She ranks fourth among active Big 12 players for career assists. She needs 19 assists to become the fourth player in school history with 400 career assists. Her career assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.61 ranks fifth 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 3.7 assists in the 15 games she has played this season. She ranks eighth in the Big 12 in assists and 11th in the league in assist to turnover ratio.

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.