K-State Hosts Emporia State in Exhibition Opener

K-State Notes (PDF)

Exhibition Game 1
Kansas State (0-0) vs. Emporia State (0-0)
Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 • 7 P.M.
Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum - 12,528)

Game Information
Tickets: (800) 221-CATS
TV: COX 22 – Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analyst: Missy Heidrick
Radio: K-State Sports Network – Play-by-Play: Matt Walters; Kimberly Sauber

Team Information
Kansas State
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Record at K-State: 0-0
Career Record: 454-234

Emporia State
Head Coach: Jory Collins (Emporia State ’02)
Record at Emporia State: 96-31
Career Record: 96-31

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will play the first of two of women’s basketball exhibition games on Monday, Nov. 3 against Emporia State at 7 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Monday’s game will be the debut of new K-State head coach Jeff Mittie. Mittie is the ninth head women’s coach in the history of the program.
• Mittie enters his 23rd season of coaching and his first in Manhattan with a career record of 454-234 (.660) after stints at TCU, Arkansas State and Missouri Western.
• K-State returns 10 letter winners and welcomes in four newcomers. The 2014-15 roster features 3 seniors (Heidi Brown, Haley Texada & Ashia Woods), 3 juniors (Bri Craig, Deborah Meeks & Antoinette Taylor), 6 sophomores (Breanna Lewis, Stacey Malone, Jessica Sheble, Kelly Thomson, Kindred Wesemann & Erica Young) and a 2 freshmen (Shaelyn Martin & Lauren Mertz).
• Monday night’s game can be seen live on COX Channel 22 by COX Cable subscribers in the state of Kansas, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Missy Heidrick (color analyst) will have the call.

Mittie Takes the Reins at K-State
Jeff Mittie, one of the winningest active coaches in NCAA Division I with more than 450 career wins, will begin his first season at the helm of the K-State program in 2014-15.
• Mittie is the 9th head women’s basketball coach in K-State history.
• Owns an overall career record of 454-234 (.660) in his previous 22 years as a head coach.
• His .660 career winning percentage ranks 45th among active Division I head coaches and 21st among active coaches with 20 or more years of experience.
• Mittie has averaged 21 wins per season and experienced only one losing season in his 22 years of head coaching.
• Mittie has 15 postseason appearances (NCAA or WNIT Tournaments), in which he has a combined record of 15-13.
• Mittie has received a number of accolades during his coaching career including: 2010 Mountain West Coach of the Year, 2002 Conference USA Coach of the Year, 2001 WAC Coach of the Year and 1994 and 1995 MIAA Coach of the Year. He has also led his programs to nine conference titles.

Team Odds & Ends from the 2013-14 Season
• K-State finished with the fewest points scored (1,865) since the 2000-01 season (1,751).
• K-State registered the fewest field goals made and attempted (660-of-1714) since the 2000-01 season (624-of-1491).
• Kansas State attempted the second-most 3-point field goals in school history at 668, but recorded the third-lowest 3-point field goal percentage (.298).
• The Wildcats have made 150 or more 3-point field goals in a season 14 straight years.
• Kansas State pocketed 217 steals, marking the fourth straight season with 200 or more steals.
• K-State made the most free throws (346) since the 2009-10 season (347) and attempted its most free throws (515) since the 2006-07 season (550).
• The Wildcats pulled in the highest average per game of rebounds (35.9 rpg) since the 2006-07 season, but the team’s total rebounds (1,077) were the lowest since 2009-10.
• The Wildcats notched the fewest assists (396) since the 2009-10 season. K-State also tallied a second straight season with 500 or more turnovers (519 in 2013-14).
• K-State committed the most fouls (635) since the 1982-83 season (655) and the Wildcats’ opponents made and attempted the most free throws (514-of-704) in K-State’s previous 46 seasons of women’s basketball. K-State also set a school record for foul outs in one season with 25.
Ashia Woods registered a team-leading .503 field goal percentage for the season, which is the highest by a Wildcat since Shalee Lehning in 2008-09 (.522).