Wildcats to Honor Chambers, White on Senior Day

Brittany Chambers is 68 points away from becoming the third player in school history with 2,000 career points.

Feb. 28, 2013

Game Notes | K-StateHD.TV Senior Profiles

Game 29
(rv/rv) Texas Tech at Kansas State
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 12:30 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

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

Promotions: Senior Day
- Celebrate the careers of K-State’s two seniors: Brittany Chambers & Mariah White

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 (13-15, 4-12 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 333-204 (.620) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: L, 66-57 at West Virginia on Feb. 26, 2013
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB

(rv/rv) Texas Tech Lady Raiders (21-7, 11-5 Big 12)
Head Coach: Kristy Curry (Northeast Louisiana ‘88)
Career Record: 310-145 (.681) - 13th season
School Record: 130-94 (.580) - 7th season
Last game: W, 61-53 vs. Oklahoma State on Feb. 27, 2013
website: www.texastech.com
Twitter: @TechAthletics

Series History and Notes
Texas Tech leads the series between the schools, 12-11... Texas Tech held off K-State in the first meeting in Lubbock this season, 59-50, on Jan. 9, 2013... K-State is 4-4 in contests played in Manhattan against the Lady Raiders... K-State has won eight of the last 12 meetings between the two schools... Head coach Deb Patterson is 10-12 against Texas Tech.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State will conclude its 2012-13 regular season home schedule on Saturday afternoon, as the Wildcats host Texas Tech in on Senior Night at 12:30 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats will look to end its home schedule with a win for the fourth time in the last six seasons.

Prior to the game at 12:15 p.m., K-State will honor its two seniors on the roster: Brittany Chambers and Mariah White. This senior class has combined for 68 wins, two NCAA Tournament appearances and four Academic All-Big 12 honors.

Saturday afternoon’s game will be available on FOX College Sports Central and on K-StateHD.TV. This will be the 179th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television and the 117th on the FSN family of networks. K-State holds an all-time record of 105-73 (.590) in televised games. Handling the broadcast will be the award-winning Brian Smoller on play-by-play and former K-State letterwinner Missy Heidrick.

Saturday’s 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 the award-winning 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.

Kansas State (13-15, 4-12 Big 12) was led by a stellar performance from Chambers on Tuesday, but the Wildcats were defeated by West Virginia, 66-57, at WVU Coliseum. Chambers recorded a career-high 36 points on 14-of-25 shooting, including a 6-of-10 effort from beyond the arc. The performance was the 32nd career game of 20 or more points for Chambers and her 14th this season. This was her fourth career 30-point game and the 43rd in school history. She is the fourth player in school history to record four or more games of 30 or more points in a career. The 36 points was the highest point total by a K-State player against a conference opponent in school history.

For the season, Chambers is the only player in the Big 12 to score 500 or more points (554), grab 200 or more rebounds (209) and dish out 80 or more assists (87). She is the seventh player to reach this milestone in league history and the 10th time this has been achieved. She joins former Wildcats’ Nicole Ohlde and Wecker as the only players in school history to achieve these numbers in a single season. The 554 points are a career-high for Chambers and rank as the fourth-highest point total by a K-State senior in school history. She needs three rebounds to set a new career-high and one assist for a career-high. She also needs two steals (37) to set a new career-high in that category as well.

At a Glance: Texas Tech
Texas Tech (21-7, 11-5 Big 12) has won five of its last six games including three straight. The Lady Raiders defeated Oklahoma State on Wednesday night in Lubbock, 61-53.

From the bench, head coach Kristy Curry is in her seventh season leading the Lady Raiders. The 1988 graduate of Northeast Louisiana is 130-94 (.580) during her time in Lubbock and guided the program to a Postseason WNIT Tournament appearance last season. Curry owns a career record of 310-145 (.681), notching her 300th career win against Oklahoma State on Jan. 2.

On the floor, Texas Tech has five players averaging 8.0 or more points per game this season, including three players averaging double figures. Leading the Lady Raiders is senior Chynna Brown. The 5-8 guard from Dallas, Texas, is averaging 13.0 points and 5.4 rebounds. Brown registered a game-high 22 points while also pulling in six rebounds and pocketing four steals against Oklahoma State. In league only games, Brown is fourth in the Big 12 in scoring with 16.3 points per game and is 12th in the league in field goal percentage at .465.

Just behind Brown in the scoring column is senior guard Casey Morris. The 5-9 product of Fairfield, Calif., is averaging 12.4 points and 3.3 rebounds this season. In Big 12 games, Morris ranks 13th in the league in scoring with 12.4 points per game. She ranks third in the league in three-point field goal percentage at .327.

Filling Up the Purple Palace
K-State have continued to be one of the nation’s leaders in attendance in 2012-13, as the Wildcats have averaged 3,884 fans through 13 home games which equates to 50,489 total fans. K-State ranks 27th in the nation for average home attendance. During the last 10 seasons, K-State has ranked among the top-30 in the nation for attendance including a high of sixth during the 2002-03 campaign.

Since  the start of Deb Patterson’s tenure in the 1996-97 season, K-State has seen 1,265,945 fans (avg.: 5,105 per game; 248 games) pass through the turnstiles of Bramlage Coliseum. When the crowd is 7,500 or more in Bramlage Coliseum during the Patterson-era, K-State is 40-10 (.800) including a record of 18-4 when the crowd is 10,000 or more.

The Wildcats moved into Bramlage Coliseum prior to the start of the 1988-89 season and have seen 1,356,984 fans pass through the doors.

K-State Down to 7; Plays 6 at WVU
Due to five season-ending injuries for the Wildcats, Kansas State has been limited to an active roster of seven players during the last 10 games. At West Virginia on Feb. 26, K-State used six players in its rotation. This marked the first time since Dec. 2, 2009 at Arkansas that K-State has used just six players in a game and just the third time under head coach Deb Patterson.

Against the Mountaineers, three players (Brittany Chambers, Chantay Caron and Bri Craig) played 40 minutes while two (Mariah White and Haley Texada) played 39 and 34, respectively. Heidi Brown subbed in for seven minutes of action. Chambers and Caron registered 47 of the team’s 57 points in the 66-57 loss at West Virginia.

In the Arkansas game on Dec. 2, 2009, K-State played six players with four starters playing 40 minutes (Ashley Sweat, Jalana Childs, Taelor Karr and Kari Kincaid). The last starter played 34 minutes (Chambers) and the sub played six (Shalin Spani). K-State lost the game at Arkansas, 60-58. Four players scored in double digits, led by 18 points and 10 rebounds from Sweat and 14 points and six rebounds from Chambers.

The only time prior to the game at Arkansas that head coach Patterson used six players in her time at K-State was Jan. 2, 2002 at Iowa State. The Wildcats used just six players in a 69-63 win over the No. 4/4 Cyclones. Four of the five starters played 40 minutes (Megan Mahoney, Nicole Ohlde, Laurie Koehn and Kristen Rethman), while one played 39 (Kendra Wecker). The sub for only one minute was Bri Madden.