K-State to Host Kansas in Dillons Sunflower Showdown

Brittany Chambers needs 11 points to move into 16th in school history.

Feb. 9, 2012

Kansas State Games Notes (PDF)

Game 24

Kansas (17-6, 6-5 Big 12) vs. (rv/rv) Kansas State (15-8, 6-5 Big 12)
February 12, 2012 | 12 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

Ticket Information
Visit www.kstatesports.com or call the K-State athletic ticket office at (800) 221-CATS

Willie’s Birthday (Read More here)
- Celebrate Willie the Wildcat’s birthday with activities on the Bramlage Coliseum concourse prior to tip-off

- 1/2 price slushies

Play-by-Play: Brent Stover; Color Analysis: Cindy Stein

K-State Sports Network
Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analysis: Missy Heidrick

Free Gametracker live stats and free live audio at www.kstatesports.com

Series History and Notes
One of the longest continuous rivalries in all of women’s college basketball, as this will be the 104th matchup between the schools... K-State leads the series, 61-42... Kansas State has won 20 of the last 22 meetings between the schools... The Wildcats hold a 29-13 advantage in games played in Manhattan... K-State has won 10 straight over the Jayhawks in Bramlage Coliseum... K-State head coach Deb Patterson owns a 23-11 mark against the Jayhawks... K-State won the last meeting between the schools, 63-57, in Lawrence, on Jan. 7, 2012.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State returns home to Bramlage Coliseum to host Kansas for the 104th edition of the Dillons Sunflower Showdown on Sunday at 12 p.m. K-State will look to halt a three-game home skid, which is the longest since the 2009-10 season. The Wildcats will play three of their next four games in Manhattan.

Sunday’s game will mark K-State’s celebration of Willie the Wildcat’s birthday. Prior to tip-off, fans will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities on the Bramlage Coliseum concourse including: a design-a-sign table, cookie decorating and face painting. Fans will also be able to get their picture taken with Willie and will have the opportunity to create a Valentine for a member of the 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Special Troops Battalion and the 84th Explosive Ordinance Disposal of the First Sustainment Brigade, K-State women’s basketball’s Fort Riley partner unit.

Also on Sunday, members of the K-State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be collecting donations of toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags for the Manhattan Emergency Shelter.

The Dillons Sunflower Showdown will be broadcast to a national audience on FSN, as Brent Stover and Cindy Stein call the action. This will be the 157th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television and the 103rd on the FSN family of networks. The Wildcats are 61-41 (.598) on the FSN family of networks. K-State holds an all-time record of 95-60 (.613) in televised games.

Sunday’s contest also will be broadcast throughout the K-State Sports Network, as the award-winning Brian Smoller provides the play-by-play and former Wildcat letterwinner, Missy Heidrick, handles the color analysis.

K-State has been led this season by junior Brittany Chambers and senior Jalana Childs. Chambers paces the squad in points (15.6 ppg), rebounds (6.2 rpg), defensive rebounds (107) and three-point field goals made (62) and attempted (187). The guard from Jordan, Minn., is the ninth player, and the fifth guard, to record 1,000 points (1,261), 500 rebounds (512) and 200 assists (209) in a career.

Childs is second on the team in points (13.4 ppg) and rebounds (5.1). The forward from Orlando, Fla., leads the squad in field goals made (127) and is tied with Chambers for the team lead in free throws made (55) and attempted (74). For her career, Childs ranks 32nd in school history with 1,060 points scored. She has also hauled in 450 rebounds in her career.

Following Sunday afternoon’s game, K-State hits the road to face Oklahoma in Norman. Game time in the Lloyd Noble Center is set for 7 p.m., and will be available on ESPN Full Court and on the K-State Sports Network.

At a Glance: Kansas
Kansas (17-6, 6-5 Big 12) will look to win its second straight after an 85-61 win over Texas in Lawrence on Wednesday night. The Jayhawks are 4-3 away from home this season and will look to end a two-game down turn in road contests. Kansas is second in the league in points per game (72.0) and field goal percentage (.474). Against the Longhorns on Wednesday night, the Jayhawks shot .576 from the field and had four players reach double figures.

On the sideline, Kansas is led by eighth year head coach, Bonnie Henrickson. During her time in Lawrence, Henrickson has accumulated an 134-114 (.540) record and guided the Jayhawks to the 2011 Postseason WNIT, which was the fourth straight appearance in the postseason event for Kansas.

The Jayhawks are led on the floor by junior forward Carolyn Davis and senior forward Aishah Sutherland. Davis, a 2011-12 preseason All-Big 12 first team selection, leads the team and ranks second in the Big 12 with 17.5 points per game. Davis is second in the Big 12 in field goal percentage at .602 while also pulling in 6.0 rebounds per contest to rank 17th. Against Texas, Davis scored 18 points to go with four rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

Sutherland is second on the team and 13th in the Big 12 in scoring with 13.1 points per game. The 6-2 senior forward paces the Jayhawks on the glass with 9.2 rebounds per game which ranks fourth in the Big 12. Against Texas, Sutherland led the Jayhawks with her sixth double-double of the season with 24 points, 12 rebounds and four steals.

Chambers Climbs into top-20 on Career Scoring List
Brittany Chambers continues to climb the K-State career scoring list this season and has an opportunity to climb into the top-10 before the end of the season. In league action, Chambers ranks fourth in scoring with 15.6 points per game and overall ranks sixth in the Big 12 and 110th in the nation with her scoring average of 15.6.

At Oklahoma State on Jan. 28, 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 this season.

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 her junior season. Chambers has scored 1,261 points in 87 career games (14.5 ppg) to rank 17th 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 67 games (77.0 percent of her career games) including 19 games with 20 or more points. She is the ninth player in school history and the fifth guard to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists in a career.

Thefts By Mariah
Mariah White has been one of K-State’s top perimeter defenders during her time with the Wildcats. At Texas A&M on Feb. 8, White recorded a steal to boost her career total to 112. White is the first player since Ashley Sweat (2006-10) to record 100 steals in a career at K-State.

White has 31 career games with two or more steals, including 17 games this season. With her 52 steals this season, White has surpassed her career-high for a season which she set last year at 49. Her 52 steals are also the most by a Wildcat since Shalee Lehning registered 72 during the 2007-08 season.

For the season, White leads the team and ranks sixth in the Big 12 in steals with 2.3 per game. In Big 12 games, White is third with 2.5 steals per game.