K-State Visits Kansas on Wednesday
K-State Visits Kansas on Wednesday
Kansas State (15-11, 5-10 Big 12) at Kansas (13-15, 4-11 Big 12)
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 • 7 P.M.
Lawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse – 16,300)
Tickets: Call (800) 34-HAWKS or visit www.kuathletics.com
TV: ESPN3 – (play-by-play) Nate Bukaty; (color analyst) Brenda VanLengen
Radio: K-State Sports Network – (play-by-play) Brian Smoller; (color analyst) Randy Peterson
Kansas State Wildcats
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Record at K-State: 15-11 (1st season)
Career Record: 469-245 (23rd season)
Head Coach: Bonnie Henrickson (St. Cloud State ‘86)
Record at Kansas: 184-169 (11th season)
Career Record: 344-231
• K-State leads the series, 64-46.
• Over the last 20 meetings, K-State is 14-6 against the Jayhawks.
• K-State won the last meeting between the teams, 58-52 on Jan. 11, 2015 in Manhattan.
• The Wildcats won the last meeting in Lawrence, 76-68 on Feb. 26, 2014. K-State is 27-25 all-time in Lawrence.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 4-5 against KU.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – One of the longest continuous rivalries in all of women’s college basketball will resume on Wednesday, as K-State visits Kansas for the 111th installment of the Dillons Sunflower Showdown at 7 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence.
• The Wildcats are led by the interior duo of sophomore forward Breanna Lewis and senior forward Ashia Woods.
• Lewis is averaging team-highs of 12.1 points and 3.2 blocks. She is also pulling in a career-high 6.2 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. She needs four blocked shots to set the K-State single season blocks record.
• Woods is averaging 10.1 points and a team-high of 6.2 rebounds. In her last eight games, Woods is averaging 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds.
• In addition to Lewis and Woods, senior Haley Texada has added an offensive spark over the last four games by averaging 14.5 points.
• Wednesday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN3, as Nate Bukaty (play-by-play) and Brenda VanLengen (color analyst) will have the call. The game will also be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com/allaccess.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB has four players this season that have scored 200 or more points (Breanna Lewis, Ashia Woods, Haley Texada and Kindred Wesemann).
• This the first time since the 2012-13 season that K-State has had four or more players score 200 or more points in a season.
• Three of the four players (Lewis, Woods and Wesemann) have achieved career highs in total points this season.
At a Glance: Kansas
• Kansas (13-15, 4-11 Big 12) enters Wednesday’s rivalry game after an 80-76 road loss at Oklahoma State. The Jayhawks have dropped five straight and six of their last seven games.
• On the sideline, Kansas is led by 11th-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson. In her time with the Jayhawks, Henrickson has led the program to a 184-169 (.521) record.
• Leading Kansas this season is senior forward Chelsea Gardner and senior guard Natalie Knight.
• Gardner, a 2014 All-Big 12 First Team selection, leads the team with 16.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.2 blocks. In league action, Gardner has put up nearly identical numbers with 16.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocks. At Oklahoma State, Gardner notched 18 points and eight rebounds.
• Knight is second on the team at 12.9 points per game, 5.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists. In league player, Knight has 13.2 points and 4.9 rebounds. In the loss to the Cowgirls, Knight tallied a team-high 20 points and added five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals.
Three is not a Crowd, It’s a Benefit
• Since the 2011-12 season, when three or more players reach double figures in scoring in the same game, K-State is 47-25 (.653) mark including an 8-3 record this season.
Woods Ups Scoring Average Over 3 Seasons
• Senior Ashia Woods is averaging 10.1 points per game and has scored a career-high 262 points and has 12 games in double figures this season. She has surpassed 250 points for the second straight season.
• In her last eight games, Woods is averaging 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds.
• In the Big 12 opener at Iowa State, Woods tallied a stat line of 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, six rebounds, five assists and a steal. This was her first career effort of 20 or more points, five or more rebounds and five or more assists. She is the first Wildcat to achieve this line this season and first since Feb. 26, 2014.
• Against Oklahoma State she tallied her second career double-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals.
• Woods tallied a career-best average of 10.1 points per game last season. It was the third straight season Woods had improved her scoring average from one season to the next.
• In her freshman season, Woods averaged 2.1 ppg and increased that to 5.9 ppg in an injury-shortened sophomore season in 2012-13.
• For her career, Woods has scored 695 points for an average of 6.7 points per game.
Quick Hands for Woods
• Ashia Woods is 10th in the Big 12 in rebounds (161; 6.2 rpg) and is fifth in the Big 12 in steals with 2.2 per game (56 steals). Her rebound and steal totals this season are new career highs.
• Woods has also set a career-high in assists with 73 (2.9 apg) this season. For her career she has handed out 183 assists to rank 27th in school history. She needs seven assists to move into 26th.
• The product of Wichita, Kan., has pocketed 179 steals in her career - good for 1.74 spg, which ranks eighth in school history. She ranks 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 9.3 points, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals in her final season in purple. She ranks 10th in the Big 12 for 3-point field goals made per game (1.5).
• In the last four games, she is averaging 14.5 points.
• Texada tallied her 13th double figure scoring effort of the season with 14 points against Oklahoma on Feb. 21.
• She has an active streak of four straight games of scoring in double figures, which is the second time this season from (Nov. 18 to Dec. 8).
• Texada has played in 74 games over the last three seasons and she has scored in double figures in 40 of those games (54.1 percent).
• Texada leads the current Wildcat roster with 763 career points (8.7 ppg).
• Earlier this season, Texada joined teammate Bri Craig by surpassing the 100 career 3-point field goals made barrier this season. She has 119 for her career.