K-State Hosts Texas Tech on Sunday
K-State Hosts Texas Tech on Sunday
Kansas State (15-8, 5-7 Big 12) vs. Texas Tech (14-10, 4-8 Big 12)
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 • 1 P.M.
Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum – 12,528)
Promotion: Willie’s Birthday, including a special mascot dance-off at halftime
Tickets: "Wildcat Weekend" - Purchase a general admission ticket for $3 when you show your Feb. 14 MBB ticket; Call (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets
TV: FOX Sports Networks – (play-by-play) Ron Thulin; (color analyst) Brenda VanLengen
Radio: K-State Sports Network – (play-by-play) Brian Smoller; (color analyst) Kristin Waller
Kansas State Wildcats
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Record at K-State: 15-8 (1st season)
Career Record: 469-242 (23rd season)
Texas Tech Lady Raiders
Head Coach: Candace Whitaker (Texas Tech ‘02)
Record at Texas Tech: 20-34 (2nd season)
Career Record: 90-116 (7th season)
• K-State leads the series, 15-12.
• K-State has won four straight, including a 41-38 win in Lubbock on Feb. 1, 2015.
• K-State is 6-4 in games played in Manhattan.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 5-3 against Texas Tech.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State will look to secure its 14th home win for the first time since the 2005-06 season, as the Wildcats host Texas Tech on Sunday at 1 p.m.
• The Wildcats are led by the interior duo of sophomore forward Breanna Lewis and senior forward Ashia Woods. In K-State’s win over TCU, Lewis and Woods combined for 49 points on 20-of-29 shooting and pulled in 17 rebounds.
• Lewis is averaging team-highs of 11.9 points and 3.3 blocks. She is also pulling in a career-high 6.0 rebounds. Lewis is just one of 9 players in NCAA Division I with the averages of 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks and 1 steal. Against TCU, Lewis tallied her third career double-double and second this season with a career-high 28 points and a season-high 12 rebounds.
• Woods is averaging 9.8 points and team-highs of 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Against the Horned Frogs, Woods notched 21 points and a career-high nine assists, five rebounds and three steals. In her last five games, Woods is averaging 14.4 points and 6.2 rebounds.
• Sunday’s game can be seen on FOX Sports Networks, as Ron Thulin (play-by-play) and Brenda VanLengen (color analyst) will have the call.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB has 13 wins in the friendly confines of Bramlage Coliseum this season.
• The 13 home wins are the most since the 2010-11 season (13) and are tied for third in program history.
At a Glance: Texas Tech
• Texas Tech (14-10, 4-8 Big 12) ended a three-game losing streak on Wednesday night with a 71-58 home win over Iowa State.
• Texas Tech is guided on the sideline by second year head coach Candace Whitaker. The 2002 graduate of Texas Tech owns a record of 20-34 (.370) during her time in Lubbock.
• The Lady Raiders are led this season by senior guard Amber Battle.
• Battle, a 2014 All-Big 12 Second Team selection, leads the team with 16.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. In league games, Battle is averaging 16.3 points which ranks third in the Big 12. Against Iowa State, Battle carded 17 points and eight rebounds.
K-State Cleaning the Glass; Results in Shiny Wins
• Since the 2001-02 season, Kansas State owns a record of 180-25 (.878) when out-rebounding its opponent.
• The last time K-State held the edge on the glass was Feb. 11 against TCU with a +8 advanatge (37-29).
• The Wildcats recorded a season-high 50 rebounds against Hampton, which were the most since Dec. 21, 2013 at Hampton when K-State hauled in 53 rebounds.
Magic Number is 70 Points for Wildcats
• Since the 2001-02 season, K-State is 155-14 (.917) when scoring 70 or more points in a game including a 12-2 record in the last two seasons.
• K-State scored a season-high 93 points against TCU on Feb. 11. This marked the highest point total for K-State since scoring 94 points against Creighton on Nov. 13, 2006. It was the highest point total for K-State in a Big 12 game since Feb. 23, 2005 at Nebraska (94).
High Rate of Scoring
• In K-State’s win over TCU on Feb. 11, the Wildcats scored a season-high 93 points on a season-high field goal percentage of .635.
• The .635 field goal percentage included a season-high 33 made field goals (on 52 attempts) and season-highs of 23 made free throws and 37 free throw attempts. The 37 free throw attempts were the most since K-State attempted 41 free throws against Colorado on Jan. 13, 1990.
Sharing is Caring
• K-State has tallied 13.7 assists per game this season.
• The Wildcats dished out a season-high 26 assists against TCU on Feb. 11, which was the fourth effort of 20 or more assists this season. The 26 assists were the most by a K-State team since Dec. 4, 2009 against Grambling State when K-State handed out 30 assists.
• Over the last 10 seasons, K-State owns a 41-0 record when dishing out 20 or more assists in a game including two games with 30 or more.
• K-State features three players with 60 or more assists this season (Kindred Wesemann, Ashia Woods and Shaelyn Martin). This is the first time since the 2011-12 season that K-State has had three players with 60 or more assists.
• K-State has been efficient when passing the ball, recording a .642 assist percentage on made field goals which is the highest assist percentage of the last five years for K-State. The Wildcats have nine games this season with an assist percentage of .700 or higher. Last season K-State finished with an assist percentage of .600.
Quick Hands for Woods
• Ashia Woods is eighth in the Big 12 in rebounds (150; 6.5 rpg) and is fifth in the Big 12 and 117th in the nation in steals with 2.2 per game (50 steals). Her 150 rebounds this season are a career high. She needs two steals to set a new personal season high.
• The product of Wichita, Kan., has pocketed 172 steals in her career - good for 1.72 spg, which ranks eighth in school history. She needs six steals to move into 10th on the K-State career list.
• Woods has seven career games with 5 or more steals, which is third in school history. Against SIUE this season she tied her career-high with six steals.
Texada Solid in Senior Season
• Senior Haley Texada is averaging 8.6 points, 1.5 assists and 1.4 steals in her final season in purple. She ranks 13th in 3-point field goals made per game (1.4).
• In the last six games, Texada is averaging 12.0 points.
• Texada tallied her 10th double figure scoring effort of the season with 16 points against TCU on Feb. 11.
• She scored in double figures in four straight games from Nov. 18 to Dec. 8. The last time she scored in double figures in four straight games was March 21, 2013 to Nov. 10, 2013 (six games).
• Texada has played in 71 games over the last three seasons and she has scored in double figures in 37 of those games (52.1 percent).
• Texada leads the current Wildcat roster with 721 career points (8.5 ppg).
• Earlier this season, Texada joined teammate Bri Craig by surpassing the 100 career 3-point field goals made barrier this season. She has 112 for her career.