K-State Welcomes in Newman on Monday

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Exhibition Game 2
Kansas State (0-0) vs. Newman (0-0)
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 • 7 P.M.
Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum - 12,528)

Game Information
Tickets: (800) 221-CATS
TV: COX 22/Time Warner Sports Channel – Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analyst: Missy Heidrick
Radio: K-State Sports Network – Play-by-Play: Matt Walters; Kristin Waller

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

Newman Lady Jets
Head Coach: Darin Spence (Marymount ’85)
Record at Emporia State: 27-27
Career Record: 471-249

Series History
Series: No regular season meetings
Last Meeting: n/a
Current Streak: n/a
Home: n/a
Away: n/a
Neutral: n/a

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will finish its women’s basketball exhibition slate on Monday, Nov. 10 against Newman at 7 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum.
• K-State won its first exhibition game this season, 54-50, on Nov. 3 over Emporia State.
• The Wildcats were led by sophomore forward Breanna Lewis with 14 points, including a key 3-point play with 30 seconds remaining. She also carded eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
Ashia Woods chipped in with eight points, six rebounds, three steals and an assist off the bench.
• Kansas State outscored Emporia State in the paint, 30-14, and also had the advantage in blocks (7-5) and steals (15-13).
• Monday night’s game can be seen live on COX Channel 22 by COX Cable subscribers in the state of Kansas and on Time Warner Sports Channel in the Kansas City area. Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Missy Heidrick (color analyst) will have the call.

Number to Know
• #KStateWBB attempted 30 free throws on Nov. 3 against Emporia State.
• Over the last four seasons, K-State has attempted 30 or more free throws in a game just five times.
• In all five instances, K-State won those games.

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.

At a Glance: Newman
• Entering the 2014-15 season, Newman was picked to finish fifth in the Heartland Conference preseason poll as voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors.
• The Lady Jets tied for second in the league standings last year with a 13-7 record and notched an overall mark of 16-11.
• Newman fell in its first exhibition game this fall, losing at Wichita State on Nov. 2, 81-32.
• Newman is led on the sidelines by third year head coach Darin Spence. Spence is 27-27 in his time with the Lady Jets.
• On the floor, Newman returns two of five starters from last season - guards Cierra Tjaden and Brianna Caldwell.
• Tjaden averaged 5.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game last season.
• Caldwell tallied averages of 3.6 points and 1.7 rebounds.

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).