K-State Hosts Iowa State in Play 4Kay Game

Bri Craig needs one made 3-point field goal to be the first freshman since the 2009-10 season to make 50 three-pointers in a season.

Feb. 21, 2013

Game Notes

Game 27

(rv/24) Iowa State at Kansas State
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 | 2 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

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

Promotions: Play 4Kay
- First 4,000 fans will receive a pink K-State t-shirt
- Silent auction items available on the Bramlage Coliseum concourse

TV: FCS Central/K-StateHD.TV (PbP: Brian Smoller; Color: Missy Heidrick)
Cox Cable: Check local listings; DirecTV: 623; Dish Network: Check local listings

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 (13-13, 4-10 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 333-202 (.622) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: L, 72-57 at (rv/25) Oklahoma on Feb. 20, 2013
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB

(rv/24) Iowa State Cyclones (18-6, 9-5 Big 12)
Head Coach: Bill Fennelly (William Penn ‘79)
Career Record: 556-232 (.706) - 25th season
School Record: 390-179 (.685) - 18th season
Last game: L, 68-66 vs. West Virginia on Feb. 17, 2013
website: www.cyclones.com
Twitter: @CycloneATH

Series History and Notes
Kansas State leads the series with Iowa State, 47-32... The Cyclones won the last meeting between the teams, 87-71, on Feb. 9 in Ames, Iowa... Head coach Deb Patterson is 15-22 against the Cyclones... K-State is 24-11 in games played in Manhattan... Iowa State has won two straight Manhattan against the Wildcats.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will return to Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday, for its second-to-last regular season home game of the 2012-13 season. The Wildcats will host Iowa State at 2 p.m., with the game marking K-State’s participation in the “Play 4Kay” national initiative for breast cancer awareness. The first 4,000 fans will receive a free pink K-State t-shirt.

Saturday afternoon’s game will be available on FOX College Sports Central and on K-StateHD.TV. This will be the 178th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television and the 116th on the FSN family of networks. K-State holds an all-time record of 105-72 (.593) in televised games. Handling the broadcast will be the award-winning Brian Smoller on play-by-play and former K-State letterwinner Missy Heidrick.

The game will 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 Matt Walters on play-by-play and former Wildcat letterwinner Kristin Waller with the analysis. Fans can also follow the free live stats at kstatesports.com and receive updates on Twitter by following @kstate_gameday.

The Wildcats dropped a 72-57 decision to Oklahoma on Wednesday night at the Lloyd Noble Center. This was K-State’s fourth straight road loss. K-State shot .299 from the field (20-of-67), while the OU turned in a .525 field goal percentage (31-of-59).

Kansas State (13-13, 4-10 Big 12) was paced by Brittany Chambers and Bri Craig. Chambers finished with a game-high 21 points and team-leading nine rebounds. The effort was the 31st career game of 20 or more points for Chambers and her 13th this season. For the season, Chambers 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 (7.5 rpg) and paces the league in minutes played (36.4 mpg).

Chambers tallied the 300th made 3-point field goal of her career and is the 32nd player in NCAA Division I history with 300 career 3-point field goals made. She joins former Wildcat, Laurie Koehn (392 – NCAA record), as the second player in Big 12 history and school history with 300 or more career 3-point field goals made. K-State is the first school in NCAA Division I history with two players with 300 career 3-point field goals made.

Craig added 12 points and tied her career-high with eight rebounds. The freshman from Lincoln, Neb., is averaging 9.3 points per game this season and has 12 games with double figures this season. She has 13 games with 2 or more made 3-point field goals and needs one made 3-point field goal to become the first freshman with 50 made 3-point field goals since 2009-10.

At a Glance: Iowa State
Iowa State (18-6, 8-5 Big 12) has had a full week to bounce back from a 68-66 loss to West Virginia on Sunday, Feb. 17 in Ames. The loss halted a four-game winning streak for the Cyclones. For the season, Iowa State is first in the league in free throw percentage (.786), second in the Big 12 in scoring defense (55.5 ppg) and are third in the league in 3-point field goals made per game (7.4).

On the sidelines, Iowa State is led by 18th-year head coach Bill Fennelly. The 1979 graduate of William Penn owns a 390-179 (.685) mark during his time in Ames.

The Cyclones are led on the floor this season by junior Hallie Christofferson and senior Chelsea Poppens. Christofferson leads the team in scoring with 15.9 points and is second in rebounding with 6.8 boards per game. She ranks fourth in the Big 12 in field goal percentage at .557, sixth in scoring and 10th in the league in rebounding.

Poppens, a unanimous All-Big 12 first team selection in 2012, leads Iowa State in rebounding with 9.2 per game and is second on the team in scoring at 12.6. The 6-2 forward from Aplington, Iowa, is sixth in the Big 12 in rebounding, is 11th in field goal percentage (.492) and 13th in scoring.

20 Is the Magic Number for Chambers, K-State    
Brittany Chambers has provided a dynamic scoring punch for the Wildcats this season. With 26 games in the books, the Jordan, Minn., native has tallied 20 or more points in 13 of those games. Her 13 games this season with 20 or more points surpasses her previous career-high of 10 during the 2010-11 season. She tallied 20 or more points in four straight games from Jan. 12-26 and is the first Wildcat to do so since Nicole Ohlde in 2001-02. During the four-game stretch, Chambers averaged 23.5 points. Ohlde averaged 25.3 points per game in her four-game stretch.

For her career, she owns 31 career games with 20 or more points including three games with 30 or more. K-State had won 19 straight games when Chambers scored 20 or more points until falling to West Virginia on Jan. 12. The Wildcats are 24-7 (.774) during Chambers’ career when she notches 20 or more points in a game.

In the 31 career games she has scored 20 or more points, Chambers is averaging 24.6 points per game (762 points), 7.3 rebounds (227 rebounds), and 3.4 assists (105 assists) in those contests.

Chambers tallied a 2012-13 K-State season-high 34 points at Iowa State on Jan. 9, which was her highest point output since scoring a career-high 35 points against Texas A&M on March 2, 2011.