Wildcats Host Sooners in Midweek Clash

Mariah White leads the Wildcats with 43 steals this season and ranks 10th in school history with 172 in her career.

Feb. 4, 2013

Game Notes

Game 22
(23/20) Oklahoma at Kansas State
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 | 7 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

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

Promotions: 80s Night - First 300 students receive a pair of sunglasses

National Girls and Women in Sports Day - Girls age 14 and under wearing their youth team jersey or shirt will receive free admission. Meet female K-State student-athletes on the Bramlage concourse before the game and learn about their sports

TV: FOX Sports Midwest/K-StateHD.TV (PbP: Brian Smoller; Color: Missy Heidrick)
Cox Cable: 34 or 2034; DirecTV: 671; DISH Network: 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 (12-9, 3-6 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 332-198 (.626) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: L, 89-80 vs. Kansas on Feb. 2, 2013
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB

(23/20) Oklahoma Sooners (16-5, 6-3 Big 12)
Head Coach: Sherri Coale (Oklahoma Christian ‘87)
Career Record: 372-173 (.683) - 16th season
School Record: Same
Last game: L, 82-63 at West Virginia on Feb. 2, 2013
website: www.soonersports.com
Twitter: @SoonerSportscom

Series History and Notes
Oklahoma leads the series, 30-23... Oklahoma has won 10 straight in the series and 17 of the last 21 meetings... K-State is 12-12 all-time against the Sooners in Manhattan... The Sooners won the last meeting, 68-62, on Feb. 15, 2012 in Norman... K-State’s last win over Oklahoma came on Jan. 31, 2004 in Manhattan, 74-65... Head coach Deb Patterson is 4-16 against the Sooners.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State will look to shake off the effects of a two-game downturn on Wednesday night, as the Wildcats host No. 23/20 Oklahoma at 7 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum. Kansas State will look to halt a 10-game skid against the Sooners.

Wednesday night’s game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Midwest and K-StateHD.TV. This will be the 176th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television and the 114th on the FSN family of networks. K-State holds an all-time record of 105-70 (.600) 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.

Wednesday night’s game is 80s Night, as fans are encouraged to wear their best 80s themed gear. The first 300 K-State students will receive a pair of sunglasses. The game also marks K-State’s participation in National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Girls age 14 and under wearing their youth team jersey will receive free admission. Fans can meet members of K-State’s female athletic teams and learn about their sports.

Down to seven healthy players and out-sized by the Kansas frontline, K-State battled with their in-state rivals in an exciting double-overtime loss, 89-80, on Feb. 2 at Bramlage Coliseum. For the second time this season, K-State had five players reach double digits in scoring while attempting a season-high 81 shots. The 81 field goal attempts were the most since the Wildcats attempted 81 against Illinois State on Nov. 26, 2004, in the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

Kansas State (12-9, 3-6 Big 12) was paced by sophomore guard Haley Texada with 21 points, just one shy of her career-high. Texada has registered 20 or more points three times this season, with all three coming in Big 12 action. The product of Frisco, Texas, is averaging a career-high 12.1 points per game.

Mariah White tallied a season-high 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and a career-high 12 rebounds to post her second career double-double and first this season. White also added six assists and three steals in a career-high 50 minutes of action. White ranks 10th in school history for career steals (172) and fourth for career assists (387).

Brittany Chambers and Bri Craig each added 14 points, as Chambers failed to make a 3-pointer for the first time since facing Princeton in the NCAA Tournament last season. Chambers carded her fourth double-double this season and 11th of her career with 11 rebounds. Chambers leads the Wildcats in scoring with 19.0 points per game and rebounding with 7.3 per game. She needs two points for three straight seasons of 400 or more points.

At a Glance: Oklahoma
Oklahoma (16-5, 6-3 Big 12) will look to bounce back following an 82-63 defeat at West Virginia on Feb. 3. Including Wednesday night’s game against the Wildcats, the Sooners will have played six of their last nine games on the road. Oklahoma will conclude its Big 12 schedule with four of its final seven games at home.

The Sooners are led on the bench by 17th year head coach Sherri Coale. The 1987 graduate of Oklahoma Christian owns a 372-173 (.683) record during her time in Norman and guided the Sooners to the 2010 Final Four.

On the floor, Oklahoma is paced by three active players who average double figures in scoring. Leading the way is junior guard Aaryn Ellenberg with an average of 18.7 points per game which ranks third in the Big 12. Ellenberg leads the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game with 3.4.

Joining Ellenberg in double figures are juniors Nicole Griffin and  Morgan Hook. Griffin, a 6-6 center from Milwaukee, Wis., is averaging 10.8 points and 4.7 rebounds.

Hook is averaging 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and a team-leading 5.0 assists this season. The 5-10 guard from Lowell, Ark., ranks fifth in the Big 12 for assists.

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. For the season, K-State is 172-of-584 (.295) from beyond the arc. K-State is averaging 8.1 made 3-point field goals per game to rank second in the Big 12 and 11th in the nation. In Big 12 games, K-State leads the league with 9.1 3-point field goals made per game. K-State has four players with 10 or more made three-point field goals this season, with 10 of the 11 players to start the season on the active roster recording at least two made 3-point field goals.

This season, K-State has scored 516 points on 3-point field goals or 39.3 percent of its overall point total. This is the highest percentage of K-State’s overall point total from 3-point field goals in the Deb Patterson era. K-State has completed six seasons with a percentage of 30-percent or higher in the Patterson era, including a record high of 35.3 percent in the 2009-10.

The school record for 3-point field goals made in a season is 262 in the 2001-02 season and the mark for 3-point field goals made per game is 7.7 during the 2001-02 season in 34 games. The school record for 3-point field goals attempted in a season is 664 during the 2005-06 season in 34 games.

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.  

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 18 games in the Deb Patterson-era with 30 or more 3-point field goals attempted in a game. K-State is 10-8 in games with 30 or more three-point field goals attempted.

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 119 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 119 career games, Chambers has punched her time card with 4,109 career minutes to rank third 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 35.7 per game and has played 40 or more minutes in eight games this season, including five straight games from Jan. 9-26. Her career average minutes played of 34.53 is first in school history. Chambers needs to play 33 minutes to move into second on the K-State career list. To climb to the top of the career minutes played list, Chambers will need to play 163 minutes to pass Shalee Lehning’s career total of 4,271.

Thefts By Mariah
Mariah White has been one of K-State’s top perimeter defenders during her time with the Wildcats. White recorded three steals against Kansas on Feb. 2. Her effort against the Jayhawks followed a career-high and a K-State season-high seven steals against Oklahoma State  on Jan. 23. The seven steals were tied for the most in the Big 12 this season and were the most by a Wildcat since Jenny Coalson registered a school record 10 on Feb. 15, 1998. It was the 19th time in school history that a player tallied seven or more steals in a game.

For the season, White is averaging 2.7 steals per game and ranks fourth in the Big 12 and 62nd in the nation. She has 12 games with two or more steals this season and 50 in her career.

In her career, White has 172 steals and ranks 10th in school history. She needs six steals to move into ninth in school history for career steals. White ranks seventh among active Big 12 players for career steals. She has registered three straight seasons of 40 or more steals and is the first Wildcat to do so since Shalee Lehning from 2005-09.

With her 69 steals in 2011-12, White set her career-high for a season. Her 69 steals rank as the third-highest total in the Deb Patterson era and were the most by a Wildcat since Shalee Lehning registered 72 during the 2007-08 season.