K-State Treks to Ames to Face No. 25/24 Iowa State

Haley Texada is averaging 23.0 points over the last two games.

Feb. 7, 2013

Game Notes

Game 23
Kansas State at (25/24) Iowa State
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 | 1 p.m. | Hilton Coliseum (14,356) | Ames, Iowa

Game Information
TV: Mediacom/Cyclones.tv
Available within the state of Iowa to Mediacom cable subscribers

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.cyclones.com or call (515) 294-1816

Kansas State Wildcats (12-10, 3-7 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 332-199 (.625) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: L, 74-68 vs. (23/19) Oklahoma on Feb. 6, 2013
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB

(25/24) Iowa State Cyclones (16-5, 7-4 Big 12)
Head Coach: Bill Fennelly (William Penn ‘79)
Career Record: 554-231 (.706) - 25th season
School Record: 388-178 (.686) - 18th season
Last game: W, 67-48 at Texas on Feb. 6, 2013
website: www.cyclones.com
Twitter: @CycloneATH

Series History and Notes
Kansas State leads the series with Iowa State, 47-31... The Wildcats won the last meeting between the teams, 67-63, on March 8, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo., in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship... Head coach Deb Patterson is 15-21 against the Cyclones... K-State is 16-18 in games played in Ames... Iowa State has won four straight games in Ames against the Wildcats... K-State is 1-4 against teams ranked No. 25 in the Associated Press top-25 poll.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State will look to shake off the effects of a three-game slide on Saturday afternoon, as the Wildcats travel to No. 25/24 Iowa State for a 1 p.m., tipoff in Hilton Coliseum. Saturday’s game will mark the start of five road games in the final eight of the Big 12 regular season. Kansas State will  look end a four-game skid in Hilton Coliseum.

Saturday afternoon’s game will be available on the radio through the K-State Sports Network and for free online at kstatesports.com/allaccess. Handling the play-by-play will be the award-winning Brian Smoller and former Wildcat Kristin Waller will provide the color analysis. Fans can also follow the free live stats at kstatesports.com and receive updates on Twitter by following @kstate_gameday.

Kansas State (12-10, 3-7 Big 12) used a strong second half to close the gap with No. 23/19 Oklahoma, but the Sooners held off the Wildcats for the 11th straight time, 74-68. Haley Texada led K-State with a career-high 25 points as she was 10-of-18 shooting and hit three shots from beyond the arc. Texada has scored 20 or more points four times this season, with all of them coming in league action. The sophomore from Frisco, Texas, is averaging 23.0 points on a .472 field goal percentage in the last two games. For the season, she is second on the team and 14th in the Big 12 this season with a scoring average of 12.7 points per game.

Texada was joined in double figures by Mariah White and Brittany Chambers with 15 and 14 points, respectively. Chambers posted her 12th career double-double and second straight, as she led the team with 11 rebounds. In the last two games, Chambers is averaging 14.0 points and 11.0 rebounds. For the season, Chambers - a Senior CLASS Award finalist - is among the top-10 in the league in seven statistical categories including: second in the Big 12 in scoring (18.7 ppg), eighth in rebounding (7.5 rpg) and paces the league in minutes played (35.9 mpg).

With three assists, she will move into 10th on the K-State career assists list. With this accomplishment, Chambers will become just the third player in school history to rank among the top-10 in scoring, rebounding and assists.

In addition to her 15 points, White dished out six assists and pocketed a pair of steals. The senior from Midwest City, Okla., needs seven assists to become the fourth player in the program’s history with 400 assists. She also needs four steals to move into ninth on the K-State career list. In four of the last five games, White has reached double digits in scoring and is averaging 11.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 3.0 steals during those five games.

At a Glance: Iowa State
No. 25/24 Iowa State (16-5, 7-4 Big 12) registered its third Big 12 road win on Wednesday with a 67-48 decision at Texas. The Cyclones shot 49 percent from the field and saw four of its five starters reach double figures against the Longhorns. For the season, Iowa State leads the Big 12 in scoring defense (53.5 ppg) and are third in the league in 3-point field goals made per game (7.6).

On the sidelines, Iowa State is led by 18th-year head coach Bill Fennelly. The 1979 graduate of William Penn owns a 388-178 (.686) mark during his time in Ames.

The Cyclones are led on the floor this season by junior Hallie Christofferson and senior Chelsea Poppens. Christofferson leads the team in scoring with 14.4 points and is second in rebounding with 6.7 boards per game. She ranks sixth in the Big 12 in field goal percentage at .539, eighth in scoring and 10th in the league in rebounding.

Poppens, a unanimous All-Big 12 first team selection in 2012, leads Iowa State in rebounding with 8.9 per game and is second on the team in scoring at 11.9. The 6-2 forward from Aplington, Iowa, is fifth in the Big 12 in rebounding, is 10th in field goal percentage (.506) and 19th in scoring.

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 181-of-616 (.294) 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.

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.

This season, K-State has scored 543 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.

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 3-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 19 games in the Deb Patterson-era with 30 or more 3-point field goals attempted in a game, including nine this season. K-State is 10-9 in games with 30 or more three-point field goals attempted.

K-State Converting Turnovers to Offense
The Wildcats have been solid this season in forcing its opponents into turnovers, forcing 393 turnovers (17.9 per game), with 232 coming by way of K-State steals. The 232 steals through 22 games (10.5 spg) are the most in the Deb Patterson era through 22 contests. The most steals in the Patterson era came in the 2005-06 season with 300 in 34 games (8.8 spg).

K-State opened the season by recording double figures in steals in a school record 13 consecutive games, including a season-high 18 steals against UNLV on Dec. 21. The 18 steals were the most by a K-State team since the Wildcats notched 23 steals against Western Illinois on Nov. 21, 2003. K-State has tallied double digits in steals in 16 games this season. The Wildcats have eight players with 10 or more steals this season, with four different players carding five or more steals in a game led by Mariah White’s season-high seven against Oklahoma State on Jan. 23.

K-State has tallied 401 points off its opponents’ turnovers for an average of 18.2 points per game on turnovers or 29.0 percent of K-State’s overall point production. K-State is 8-6 this season when holding the edge in points off turnovers, which includes a season-high 33 points off 23 UCSB turnovers on Dec. 29.

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 61-of-171 (.357) 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 second in the league and 33rd in the nation in 3-point field goals made per game (2.8).

For her career, Chambers is 294-of-835 (.352) 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 third in Big 12 history for career 3-point field goals attempted. She needs six 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 second player in school history with three or more seasons of 60 or more made 3-point field goals and is the Big 12’s active leader in career 3-point field goals made. Of her 1,790 career points, 49.3 percent of her points (882) have come from beyond the arc.

Chambers has made a 3-point field goal in 103 of the 120 career games she has played. She has 29 career games with four or more connections from beyond the arc and 79 career contests with two or more made 3-point field goals.

White Moves into Top-5 in Career Assists
Mariah White has continued to be an adept distributor during her final season with the Wildcats. White owns a career total of 393 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 seven assists to become the fourth player in school history with 400 career assists. Her career assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.62 ranks fifth in school history and she has 34 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 4.0 assists in the 17 games she has played this season. She ranks seventh in the Big 12 in assists and 11th in the league in assist to turnover ratio of 1.4. During the last five games, White is averaging 4.8 assists and an assist to turnover ratio of 2.7.

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 were the most assists by a Wildcat since Shalee Lehning tallied a school record 229 during the 2008-09 season.