K-State Begins Two-Game Road Trip at Oklahoma State

Chantay Caron approached a career-high on Wednesday night in points and tied her career-high in rebounds.

Feb. 14, 2013

Game Notes

Game 25
Kansas State at (25/24) Oklahoma State
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 | 4 p.m. | Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611) | Stillwater, Okla.

Game Information
TV: None

Radio: K-State Sports Network (PbP: Brian Smoller; Color: Danielle Zanotti)

Internet: Free live audio & free live stats available at www.kstatesports.com

Tickets: Visit www.okstate.com or call (877) ALL-4-OSU

Kansas State Wildcats (13-11, 4-8 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 333-200 (.625) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: W, 68-47 vs. Texas on Feb. 13, 2013
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB

(25/24) Oklahoma State Cowgirls (17-6, 6-6 Big 12)
Head Coach: Jim Littell (Southwestern ‘77)
Career Record: 38-18 (.679) - 2nd season
School Record: Same
Last game: W, 64-54 at West Virginia on Feb. 13, 2013
website: www.okstate.com
Twitter: @OSUAthletics

Series History and Notes
Kansas State leads the series with Oklahoma State, 31-27... K-State won the last meeting between the teams, 76-70, on Jan. 23, 2013 in Manhattan... K-State is 10-13 in games played in Stillwater against the Cowgirls... The Wildcats have won nine of the last 11 meetings in the series including four of the last five games in Stillwater... K-State head coach Deb Patterson owns an 12-7 mark against Oklahoma State... K-State is 1-5 against teams ranked No. 25 in the Associated Press top-25 poll.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will open a two-game road trip to the state of Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon, as the Wildcats travel to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State at 4 p.m., in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Wildcats will look to win the season series against the Cowgirls. K-State will play four of its final six games of the Big 12 regular season on the road, where K-State owns an overall record of 6-4 this season.

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

Three Kansas State players scored in double figures and K-State used a 14-2 second-half scoring run to down Texas, 68-47, Wednesday night in Bramlage Coliseum. The win ended a four-game losing streak for the Wildcats.

The 47 points marked the fourth time this season K-State has held an opponent to 49-points or less. This was the lowest point total for a K-State Big 12 opponent this season and the lowest since K-State held Texas to 45 points on Feb. 18, 2012. During the last 12 seasons, K-State is 74-3 (.961) when holding an opponent to 49 points or less.  

The Wildcats (13-11, 4-8 Big 12) were led by two-time All-Big 12 First Team honoreee and 2013 All-American candidate Brittany Chambers, who in addition to recording a career-high eight assists, poured in 24 points, marking the 30th time she has scored 20 or more points in a single contest and the 97th time she has scored in double figures in her K-State career.

In the last four games, Chambers is averaging 21.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists. 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 (19.6 ppg), eighth in rebounding (7.5 rpg) and paces the league in minutes played (36.2 mpg). With two made 3-point field goals, Chambers will become the 32nd player in NCAA Division I history with 300 made 3-point field goals in a career.

Joining Chambers in double digits on Wednesday were Chantay Caron and Haley Texada. Caron registered 12 points and tied her career-high with nine rebounds. This was Caron’s third game in double figures this season and was one off her career-high.

Texada chipped in with 13 points and four rebounds. For the season, Texada is averaging a career-high 12.4 points per game to rank 15th in the Big 12 and has scored in double digits in 15 games. In Big 12 action, the sophomore from Frisco, Texas, is averaging 13.8 points per game to rank ninth in league contests.

At a Glance: Oklahoma State
No. 25/24 Oklahoma State (17-6, 6-6 Big 12) registered a 64-54 win at West Virginia on Wednesday night, but the Cowgirls have dropped three of their last five games. The Cowgirls were the only team in the Big 12 to complete the non-conference portion of its schedule undefeated and are 10-3 at Gallagher-Iba Arena this season. Oklahoma State is second in the Big 12 in scoring offense (76.1 ppg) and scoring margin (+17.3) and leads the league in turnover margin (+4.7).

Oklahoma State is guided on the sideline by second year head coach Jim Littell. Littell owns a record of 38-18 (.679) during his time in Stillwater. Littell led the program to the 2012 Postseason WNIT title.

On the floor, the Cowgirls have been paced by three players in double figures. Leading the way is senior Toni Young with 16.3 points per game and 9.8 rebounds per game. Young ranks fourth in the league in scoring and second in the league in rebounding. Against West Virginia on Wednesday, Young tallied her 10th double-double of the season with 12 points, 16 rebounds and blocked six shots.

Also averaging double figures are Liz Donohoe and Tiffany Bias. Donohoe, the 2012 Big 12 Freshman of the Year, is averaging 15.0 points and pulling in 5.8 rebounds and ranks sixth in the Big 12 in scoring and 17th in rebounding.

Bias is averaging 12.5 points per game while also dishing out 6.8 assists. She ranks second in the Big 12 in assists, fifth in steals (2.3) and sixth in assist to turnover ratio (1.8).

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 199-of-673 (.296) from beyond the arc. K-State is averaging 8.3 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 three-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 561 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 school history. K-State has completed six seasons with a percentage of 30-percent or higher, 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 at the time was the fifth-highest total in the nation this season. K-State has made  10 or more 3-point field goals in a game eight times this season. 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 20 games in the Deb Patterson-era with 30 or more 3-point field goals attempted in a game, including 10 this season. K-State is 11-9 in games with 30 or more three-point field goals attempted.

White Hot in Last 7 Games
Mariah White known for her passing skills, has taken her scoring up a notch during the last seven games. During the last seven games, the senior from Midwest City, Okla., is averaging 12.6 points on a .646 field goal percentage which includes five games in double digits and a career-high 25 points at Iowa State on Feb. 9. This stretch has helped White move into the league lead during Big 12 games for field goal percentage at .578.

For the season, she is averaging a career-high 7.0 points per game while shooting .528 from the field including .444 from beyond the arc. For her career, White has surpassed the 500 point mark for her career and needs just three assists for 400. She will become the fourth player in school history to achieve this feat.

Bri for Three    
Freshman guard Bri Craig has been able to attack defenses from beyond the arc in her debut season. She ranks eighth in the Big 12 in 3-point field goals made per game (1.8) and is 42-of-156 (.269) from deep. With eight made 3-point field goals, she will become the sixth K-State freshman to make 50 or more 3-point field goals in her debut season. She has made two or more 3-point field goals in a game 11 times, including five games with four or more made 3-point field goals. She is the first freshman since the 2009-10 season to have five or more games with 4 or more made 3-point field goals in a game.