K-State Looks to Hook Longhorns on Wednesday

Brittany Chambers is averaging 20.7 points and 11.3 rebounds in the last 3 games.

Feb. 11, 2013

Game Notes

Game 24
Texas at Kansas State
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 | 7 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

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

Promotions: “Wildcat Weekday 4 Pack” – 4 GA tickets & 4 concession vouchers valid for a hot dog, chips and a drink for only $30.

- 90s Night - 1st 300 K-State students will receive a free color change cup

- International Student Night

TV: FOX Sports Midwest/K-StateHD.TV (PbP: Brian Smoller; Color: Missy Heidrick)
Cox Cable: 34 or 2034; DirecTV: 672; Dish Network: 418

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 (12-11, 3-8 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 332-200 (.624) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: L, 87-71 at (25/24) Iowa State on Feb. 9, 2013
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB

Texas Longhorns (9-13, 2-9 Big 12)
Head Coach: Karen Aston (Arkansas Little Rock ‘87)
Career Record: 110-76 (.591) - 6th season
School Record: 9-13 (.409) - 1st season
Last game: L, 75-48 vs. (1/1) Baylor on Feb. 9, 2013
website: www.texassports.com
Twitter: @UTexasWBB

Series History and Notes
Texas leads the all-time series, 13-11... Texas won the first meeting this season, 59-40, in Austin... K-State has won four of the last seven meetings between the schools... The Wildcats are 5-5 in the series in games played in Manhattan... Since Texas joined the Big 12 in the 1996-97 season, K-State holds an 11-9 advantage in the series... Head coach Deb Patterson is 11-9 against Texas.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State will look to shake off a four-game skid on Wednesday night, as the Wildcats host Texas for a 1 p.m., tipoff in Bramlage Coliseum. Beginning with Wednesday’s game, K-State will play just three home games in its final seven of the Big 12 regular season.

Wednesday night’s game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Kansas City and K-StateHD.TV. This will be the 177th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television and the 115th on the FSN family of networks. K-State holds an all-time record of 105-71 (.597) 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 90s Night, as fans are encouraged to wear their best 90s themed gear. The first 300 K-State students will receive a free color changing K-State cup.

Kansas State (12-11, 3-8 Big 12) received a combined school record 59 points from its senior duo of Brittany Chambers and Mariah White on Feb. 9, but it was not enough to upset No. 25/24 Iowa State as the Cyclones downed the Wildcats, 87-68.

K-State was led by Chambers with a season-high 34 points, which included a career-high 13-of-17 from the line, 12 rebounds and four assists. The effort was her third straight double-double and the 13th of her career. This was her third career 30-point game and the 42nd in school history.

With her assist effort on Saturday, Chambers became the third player in school history to rank among the top-10 in career scoring, rebounding and assists (Nicole Ohlde & Kendra Wecker). She has reached double figures in 96 career games, including 22 this season. Chambers has now scored 20 or more points in a game 29 times in her career, including 11 this season.

In the last three games, Chambers is averaging 20.7 points and 11.3 rebounds and is the first Wildcat to register three straight games with a double-double since Shalee Lehning tallied four straight in the 2007-08 season. 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 (19.4 ppg), eighth in rebounding (7.7 rpg) and paces the league in minutes played (36.0 mpg).

Joining Chambers in double digits was White with a career-high 25 points and six rebounds. The senior from Midwest City, Okla., has reached double digits in scoring in five of the last six games and is averaging 13.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.7 steals during those six games.

At a Glance: Texas
Texas (9-13, 2-9 Big 12) entered the month of December with a 5-0 record, but has gone 4-13 since facing UCLA on Dec. 8. In the Longhorns last outing on Saturday, No. 1/1 Baylor defeated Texas in Austin, 75-48.

The Longhorns are guided by first-year head coach Karen Aston. The 1987 graduate of Arkansas-Little Rock owns a career record of 110-76 (.591) with stops at North Texas (2011-12) and Charlotte (2007-11). She steered Charlotte to one NCAA Tournament appearance during her time with the 49ers (2009).

On the floor, Texas has been paced by three players in double figures - Chassidy Fussell, Nneka Enemkpali and Imani McGee-Stafford. Fussell, a junior guard from Troy, Tenn., leads the team in scoring with 14.5 points per game. She ranks eighth in the Big 12 in scoring and eighth in the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game (1.8).

Enemkpali is second on the team in scoring with 13.6 points per game and paces the squad in rebounding at 9.8 per game. The sophomore forward from Pflugerville, Texas, is second in the Big 12 in rebounding and leads the conference in double-doubles with 10.

McGee-Stafford, a 6-7 freshman center from Los Angeles, Calif., is averaging 11.0 points and 9.2 rebounds in her first season in Austin. She ranks sixth in the league in rebounding and is third in the Big 12 in blocked shots with 2.5 per game. Against Baylor on Feb. 9, McGee-Stafford registered a double-double of 13 points and 18 rebounds while also blocking two shots.

Chambers, White Combine For Record 59
Senior guards Brittany Chambers and Mariah White combined for 59 of the Wildcats’ 71 points at Iowa State on Feb. 9 to set a new school record for combined points by two teammates. In the first half of the contest, Chambers and White combined to score 27 of K-State’s 29 points and tallied 32 of the Wildcats’ 42 second half points. Chambers finished with a season-high 34 points, while White carded a career-high 25.

Before Chambers and White combined to break the record, the old mark for combined points by two K-State teammates was 57 by Diana Miller and Nadira Hazim at Oklahoma on Jan. 20, 1999.

This was the 19th time in school history that two Wildcats have combined to score 50 or more points in a game, and it was the first time since Feb. 19, 2011, when Chambers and Jalana Childs combined for 54 points at Nebraska. K-State is 18-1 when two players combine to score at least 50 points in the same game since the 1986-87 season.

Of the 19 games in which two Wildcats scored 50 or more points, Chambers and White rank first in terms of percentage of the team’s total points accounted for, 83.1 percent. The previous mark was by Chambers and Childs of 78.3 percent.

Double-Double Fun for Chambers
With her 34-point, 12-rebound effort at Iowa State on Feb. 9, Brittany Chambers registered her career-high sixth double-double this season and her third straight. Chambers is tied for ninth in school history for career double-doubles with 13. Over the last three games, Chambers is averaging 20.7 points and 11.3 rebounds.

Chambers is the first player since Shalee Lehning in the 2007-08 season to record three or more consecutive double-doubles. Chambers is tied for sixth in school history for consecutive double-doubles, joining seven other Wildcats to achieve the feat. The school record for consecutive double-doubles is five by Kendra Wecker and Nicole Ohlde.

White Hot in Last 6 Games
Mariah White known for her passing skills, has taken her scoring up a notch during the last six games, which includes an incredibly scalding effort over the last three contests. During the last six games, the senior from Midwest City, Okla., is averaging 13.3 points which includes five games in double digits and a career-high 25 points at Iowa State on Feb. 9. Over the last three games, White is averaging 19.3 points on a .690 (20-of-29) field goal percentage and a .833 (15-of-18) free throw percentage.

For the season, she is averaging a career-high 6.9 points per game while shooting .524 from the field including .458 from beyond the arc. With two more points and six more assists, White will reach 500 points and 400 assists for her career and become the fourth player in school history to achieve this feat.