K-State Hosts West Virginia on Senior Day
K-State Hosts West Virginia on Senior Day
Kansas State (16-12, 6-11 Big 12) vs. West Virginia (17-12, 7-10 Big 12)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 • 7 P.M.
Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum - 12,528)
Promotion: Senior Night - post game recognition of the 2015 senior class
Tickets: Call (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets
TV: FOX Sports Kansas City - (play-by-play) Brian Smoller; (color analyst) Missy Heidrick
Radio: K-State Sports Network - (play-by-play) Matt Walters; (color analyst) Kristin Waller
Kansas State Wildcats
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western '89)
Record at K-State: 16-12 (1st season)
Career Record: 470-246 (23rd season)
West Virginia Mountaineers
Head Coach: Mike Carey (Salem `80)
Record at West Virginia: 291-158 (14th season)
Career Record: 579-260 (26th season)
• West Virginia leads the series, 5-0.
• The Mountaineers won the last meeting between the schools, 63-51, on Jan. 21 in Morgantown.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 0-7 against West Virginia.
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State will honor its 2015 senior class after Tuesday night's game against West Virginia in Bramlage Coliseum. The regular season home finale tips off at 7 p.m.
• The 2015 K-State senior class is: Heidi Brown, Haley Texada and Ashia Woods. The trio helped K-State to 66 wins and a pair of postseason appearances including an NCAA Tournament bid in 2012 and a WNIT semifinal run in 2013.
• This season Woods is averaging 10.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and a team-high 2.4 steals. In her last 10 games, Woods is averaging 12.8 points and 5.2 rebounds. The product of Wichita, Kansas, ranks ninth in school history for career steals with 188 and 27th in career assists with 186.
• Texada has added an offensive spark over the last six games by averaging 13.2 points including a season-high 20 points at Kansas. For the season, she is averaging 9.4 points and is second on the team with 35 made 3-point field goals.
• Brown has played in 66 career games and is a three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection, including a first team recipient in 2015.
• Wednesday's game will be available on FOX Sports Kansas City, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Missy Heidrick (color analyst) will have the call.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB has 300 or more steals (321) and 125 or more steals (136) for the second time in program history and the first time since the 2005-06 season.
• K-State is one of eight teams in the nation and the only Big 12 squad to achieve this feat.
• The 321 steals are the most by the program since the 1988-89 season (346).
• The 136 blocks are the most by the program since the 2007-08 season (159).
At a Glance: West Virginia
• West Virginia (17-12, 7-10 Big 12) has won two of its last three games, including a 76-69 overtime win over Texas on Sunday.
• On the sideline, West Virginia is led by 14th-year head coach Mike Carey. In his time with the Mountaineers, Carey has achieved a record of 291-158 (.648) and captured a share of the 2014 Big 12 regular season title.
• On the floor, West Virginia is led by junior guard Bria Holmes and senior forward Averee Fields.
• Holmes leads the Mountaineers and ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring at 19.3 points per game. In league games, Holmes is averaging 17.1 points pe game. Against the Longhorns, Holmes tallied 19 points and nine rebounds.
• Fields is second on the team and eighth in the Big 12 in scoring at 13.2 points per game. She ranks seventh in the league in rebounding at 6.7 per game and is 10th in the league in field goal percentage (.448). Against Texas, Fields also scored 19 points and added six rebounds.
Defense Stellar When Combining Steals & Blocks
• K-State is 16-0 over the last 10 seasons when achieving a combination of 20+ steals and blocks in the same game.
• The Wildcats recorded a combination totalling 24 (17 steals/7 blocks) against Kansas. This was the seventh time this season K-State has tallied 20 or more steals and blocks in a game.
• K-State's combo from the win over Abilene Christian (28 blocks/steals) is the highest total over the last 10 years.
K-State Picking Opponent's Pockets
• The Wildcats have recorded 321 steals this season (11.5 spg) to lead the Big 12 and rank 11th in the nation.
• Of the 517 opponent turnovers, 321 have come by K-State steals (62.1%). The Wildcats ended 2013-14 with 46.9% of opponent turnovers coming from Wildcat steals.
• The 321 steals are the most since the 1988-89 season when K-State notched 346 in 29 games (11.9 spg).
• K-State has 20 games this season with 10 or more steals.
• The Wildcats have a league-high four players among the top-15 in the Big 12 steal rankings.
Woods Ups Scoring Average Over 3 Seasons
• Senior Ashia Woods is averaging 10.0 points per game and has scored a career-high 281 points with 13 games in double figures this season. She has surpassed 250 points for the second straight season.
• In her last 10 games, Woods is averaging 12.8 points and 5.2 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 714 points for an average of 6.8 points per game.