K-State Closes Two-Game Road Trip at Oklahoma
K-State Closes Two-Game Road Trip at Oklahoma
Feb. 18, 2013
Kansas State at (rv/19) Oklahoma
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 | 7 p.m. | Lloyd Noble Center (12,000) | Norman, Okla.
TV: FOX Sports Oklahoma (PbP: Bob Carpenter; Color: Dan Hughes)
Check local listings for availability with your cable or satellite provider.
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.soonersports.com or call (405) 325-2424
Kansas State Wildcats (13-12, 4-9 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford `79)
Career Record: 333-201 (.624) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: L, 80-45 at (25/24) Oklahoma State on Feb. 16, 2013
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB
(rv/19) Oklahoma Sooners (18-7, 8-5 Big 12)
Head Coach: Sherri Coale (Oklahoma Christian `87)
Career Record: 374-175 (.681) - 16th season
School Record: Same
Last game: L, 81-71 at Kansas on Feb. 17, 2013
Series History and Notes
Oklahoma leads the series, 31-23... Oklahoma has won 11 straight in the series and 18 of the last 22 meetings... K-State is 8-15 all-time against the Sooners in Norman... The Sooners won the last meeting, 74-68, on Feb. 6 in Manhattan... K-State's last win over Oklahoma came on Jan. 31, 2004 in Manhattan, 74-65... Head coach Deb Patterson is 4-17 against the Sooners.
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State will conclude its two-game road trip to the state of Oklahoma on Wednesday night, as the Wildcats travel to Norman to face Oklahoma at 7 p.m. K-State will look to halt a three-game road losing streak and end an 11-game skid against the Sooners.
Wednesday night's game will be available on FOX Sports Oklahoma. The game also be broadcast on the radio through the K-State Sports Network and for free online at kstatesports.com/allaccess. Handling the radio 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.
Kansas State (13-12, 4-9 Big 12) started off hot from behind the three-point line on Saturday, but No. 25/24 Oklahoma State used a strong interior game to dismantle the Wildcats at Gallagher-Iba Arena, 80-45. This was K-State's third straight road loss. The Wildcats started the game 5-of-7 from beyond the arc, but finished the game just 9-of-34. With its nine made 3-point field goals, K-State has now made 208 three-point field goals this season, surpassing the 200-mark for the first time since the 2009-10 season. This was the ninth time in school history that K-State has made 200 or more 3-point field goals in a season. K-State leads the Big 12 and is ninth in the nation for 3-point field goals made per game at 8.3.
K-State was paced by freshman Bri Craig with 17 points on career-high 5-of-9 shooting from deep. This was the 11th double figure effort by Craig this season. The product of Lincoln, Neb., has 12 games with two or more made 3-point field goals, including six with 4 or more connections from deep.
For the season, Craig is averaging 9.2 points per game and needs three made 3-point field goals (47-of-165, .285) to become the first K-State freshman since the 2009-10 season to knock down 50 three-point field goals in a season.
This season K-State has been led by two-time All-Big 12 First Team honoree and 2013 All-American candidate Brittany Chambers and sophomore Haley Texada. The senior from Jordan, Minn., is among the top-10 in the league in six statistical categories including: second in the Big 12 in scoring (19.2 ppg), eighth in rebounding (7.4 rpg) and paces the league in minutes played (36.3 mpg). With one made 3-point field goal, Chambers will become the 32nd player in NCAA Division I history with 300 made 3-point field goals in a career.
Texada is second on the team and ranks 17th in the Big 12 with a career-high scoring average of 12.3 points per game. The product of Frisco, Texas, is shooting .400 from the field this season, including a .347 (43-of-124) effort from the 3-point line.
At a Glance: Oklahoma
Oklahoma (18-7, 8-5 Big 12) will look to bounce back following an 81-71 defeat at Kansas on Feb. 17. The Sooners lead the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage (.386) and is second in the league in 3-point field goals made per game (8.1).
The Sooners are led on the bench by 17th year head coach Sherri Coale. The 1987 graduate of Oklahoma Christian owns a 374-175 (.681) record during her time in Norman and guided the Sooners to the 2010 Final Four.
On the floor, Oklahoma is paced by three active players who average double figures in scoring. Leading the way is junior guard Aaryn Ellenberg with an average of 18.5 points per game which ranks third in the Big 12. Ellenberg leads the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game with 3.4. At Kansas on Sunday, Ellenberg tallied 21 points on 9-of-26 shooting.
Joining Ellenberg in double figures are juniors Nicole Griffin and Morgan Hook. Griffin, a 6-6 center from Milwaukee, Wis., is averaging 11.7 points and 4.8 rebounds.
Hook is averaging 10.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and a team-leading 5.4 assists this season. The 5-10 guard from Lowell, Ark., ranks fifth in the Big 12 for assists.
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 208-of-707 (.294) from beyond the arc. The 707 attempts from beyond the arc are a new school record.
K-State is averaging 8.3 made 3-point field goals per game to lead the Big 12 and are ninth 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, includine three with 40 or more.
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 2012-13 season is the ninth season in the program's history with 200 or more made 3-point field goals and is the first since the 2009-10 season.
This season, K-State has scored 624 points on 3-point field goals or 39.9 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 3-point field goals attempted in a single game. K-State has 21 games in the Deb Patterson-era with 30 or more 3-point field goals attempted in a game, including 11 this season. K-State is 11-10 in games with 30 or more 3-point field goals attempted.
Bri for Three
Freshman guard Bri Craig has been able to attack defenses from beyond the arc in her debut season. She ranks sixth in the Big 12 in 3-point field goals made per game (2.0) and is 47-of-165 (.285) from deep after a career-high 5 makes at Oklahoma State on Feb. 16. She has made two or more 3-point field goals in a game 12 times, including six 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.
With three 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 and the first since the 2009-10 season.