K-State Ends Regular Season at No. 1/1 Baylor

Brittany Chambers needs 15 points to become the 7th player in school history to score 600 points in a season.

March 3, 2013

Game Notes

Game 30
Kansas State at (1/1) Baylor
Monday, March 4, 2013 | 7 p.m. | Ferrell Center (10,284) | Waco, Texas

Game Information
TV: FOX Sports (PbP: Ron Thulin; Color: Brenda Van Lengen)
Cox Cable: 34 or 2034; DirecTV: 671; DISH Network: check local listings

Radio: K-State Sports Network (PbP: Brian Smoller; Color: Danielle Zanotti)

Internet: Free live audio & free live stats at www.kstatesports.com

Tickets: Visit www.baylorbears.com or call (254) 710-1000

Kansas State Wildcats (14-15, 5-12 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 334-204 (.621) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: W, 68-62 vs. (rv/rv) Texas Tech on March 2, 2013
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB

(1/1) Baylor Lady Bears (28-1, 17-0 Big 12)
Head Coach: Kim Mulkey (Louisiana Tech ‘84)
Career Record: 366-80 (.821) - 13th season
School Record: Same
Last game: W, 80-49 at West Virginia on March 2, 2013
website: www.baylorbears.com
Twitter: @BaylorAthletics

Series History and Notes
Baylor leads the series, 19-9, and has won 14 straight in the series... K-State’s last win over Baylor came on Jan. 27, 2004, an 85-65 decision in Manhattan... The Lady Bears won the last meeting between the teams, 90-69, on Jan. 16, 2013 in Manhattan... Head coach Deb Patterson is 7-18 against Baylor... K-State is 0-7 when facing the No. 1 ranked team in the AP poll.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – For the third time in the history of the Big 12, Kansas State will end a regular season at Baylor as the Wildcats will face the Lady Bears on Monday night at 7 p.m., in the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. K-State snapped a four-game skid in its last outing on Saturday.

Monday night’s game will be available to a national audience on FOX Sports. This will be the 180th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television and the 118th on the FSN family of networks. K-State holds an all-time record of 106-73 (.592) in televised games. Handling the broadcast will be Ron Thulin on play-by-play and Brenda Van Lengen with the analysis.

Monday’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 Brian Smoller on play-by-play and former Wildcat letterwinner Danielle Zanotti 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 (14-15, 5-12 Big 12) and its fans received a going away present from seniors Brittany Chambers and Mariah White, as the Wildcats ended a four-game losing streak with a 68-62 win over Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum. K-State ended the regular season with an 8-6 record at home, which is the third straight season and the 19th of the last 20 seasons that the Wildcats have tallied a winning record in Bramlage.

K-State was led by Chambers with 31 points on 12-of-19 shooting including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. For the week, Chambers registered 67 points on 26-of-44 (.591) shooting including 11-of-17 from three-point range. She also tallied 17 rebounds and four assists. The effort was the 33rd career game of 20 or more points for Chambers and her 15th this season. This was her fifth career 30-point game and the 44th in school history. She is tied for the school record with five games of 30 or more points in a career and joins Shawnda DeCamp (1993-94) and Ashley Sweat (2006-10). She is the first player in the program’s 45-year history to register consecutive 30-point games.

For the season, Chambers is the only player in the Big 12 to score 500 or more points (585), grab 200 or more rebounds (218) and dish out 80 or more assists (88). 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 Kendra Wecker as the only players in school history to achieve these numbers in a single season. The 585 points are a career-high for Chambers and rank as the fourth-highest point total by a K-State senior in school history. Her 218 rebounds and 88 assists are also career-highs for a season.

At a Glance: Baylor
Baylor (28-1, 17-0 Big 12), the 2013 Big 12 regular season champions, enter Monday night’s regular season finale with a 39-game win streak in Big 12 regular season games dating back to Feb. 19, 2011 at Texas Tech. The Lady Bears, who defeated West Virginia on Saturday night 80-49 in Morgantown, lead the Big 12 in scoring offense (81.1 ppg), field goal percentage (.506) and scoring defense (53.4 ppg).

Baylor is led by 13th-year head coach Kim Mulkey. The 1984 graduate of Louisiana Tech has accumulated a 366-80 (.821) record during her time in Waco and has led the Lady Bears to cthree straight Big 12 regular season titles, 11 NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2005 and 2012 NCAA titles.

The Lady Bears are led by senior post and 2013 national Player of the Year candidate Brittney Griner and junior guard Odyssey Sims. Griner leads Baylor and the Big 12 in scoring (22.3 ppg) and field goal percentage (.590) and leads the league in blocked shots (4.1 bpg) and is seventh in rebounding (9.0 rpg). Against the Mountaineers, the 6-8 product of Houston, Texas registered a triple-double with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks.

Sims is the Lady Bears’ second-leading scorer at 12.3 points and is the squad’s leading passer with 5.7 assists. Against West Virginia, Sims recorded 10 points and five assists.

Adding to the Baylor attack outside of Griner and Sims are graduate student post Brooklyn Pope. The 6-1 product of Fort Worth, Texas, is third on the team in rebounding (5.9 rpg) and scoring (11.0 ppg).

20 is the Magic Number for Chambers, K-State    
Brittany Chambers has provided a dynamic scoring punch for the Wildcats this season. With 29 games in the books, the Jordan, Minn., native has tallied 20 or more points in 15 of those games. Her 15 games this season with 20 or more points ties her for third among players in the Deb Patterson-era and ranks second in the Big 12 this season. She notched 30 or more points in consecutive games on Feb. 26 and March 2 and became the first player in school history to achieve this feat. She is one of two players in the Big 12 this with three or more games of 30 or more points.

For her career, she owns 33 career games with 20 or more points including five games with 30 or more. Her five games with 30 or more points ties her with Shawnda DeCamp (1993-94) and Ashley Sweat (2006-10) for the most 30-point games in a career. 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 25-8 (.758) during Chambers’ career when she notches 20 or more points in a game.

In the 33 career games she has scored 20 or more points, Chambers is averaging 25.1 points per game (829 points), 7.4 rebounds (244 rebounds), and 3.3 assists (109 assists) in those contests.

Chambers tallied a 2012-13 K-State season-high and a new career-high with 36 points at West Virginia on Feb. 26. The 36 points set a new school record for points against a conference opponent.