Kansas State Set for Opener with Dartmouth

Brittany Chambers (left) and Jalana Childs lead the Wildcats into the 44th season of women's basketball on Saturday night.

Nov. 10, 2011

Kansas State Game Notes (PDF)

Game 1
Dartmouth (0-0, 0-0 Ivy League) vs. (rv/-) Kansas State (0-0, 0-0 Big 12)
November 12, 2011 | 8 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

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Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analysis: Kristin Waller

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Ticket Information
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“Wildcat Weekend”
- Fans who present either their men’s basketball ticket from the Nov. 11 game or their football ticket from the Nov. 12 game will receive a general admission ticket for $3

Marysville Night

Series History and Notes
K-State leads the all-time series with Dartmouth, 1-0... The Wildcats won the first and only meeting between the schools last year in Hanover, N.H., 69-48 on Dec. 29, 2010... K-State is 6-1 against teams from the Ivy League and have won six straight against the league... The last Ivy League opponent to visit Bramlage Coliseum was Yale on Jan. 2, 2010, which was a 78-59 K-State win.

K-State will open its 44th season of women’s basketball on Saturday night, as the Wildcats host Dartmouth at 8 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum. Saturday’s game is the start of a three-game home stand to open the season, which marks the fourth time in the last six seasons that K-State has opened with a home stand of three games or more.

This weekend is a “Wildcat Weekend” at Kansas State, as fans can purchase a general admission ticket to the Kansas State-Dartmouth game for $3 when presenting either a ticket from Friday night’s men’s basketball game against Charleston Southern or a ticket from Saturday’s football game against Texas A&M.  

Saturday night’s contest can also be seen live on K-StateHD.TV and will be broadcast on the K-State Sports Network. Audio for both will be provided by the award-winning Brian Smoller on the play-by-play and former K-State letterwinner Kristin Waller on the color analysis.

K-State finished out its exhibition slate in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night, as the Wildcats needed a layup by Branshea Brown with three seconds remaining to defeat Washburn, 52-50. The Wildcats were led by its preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention tandem of Brittany Chambers and Jalana Childs. The duo combined for 37 points, nine rebounds and six assists, as Chambers recorded 22 points and six rebounds, while Childs notched 15 and three.

In the two exhibition games, Chambers averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals. Childs tallied 14.0 points per game and 2.5 rebounds.

The Wildcats’ defense was solid in the two games, holding opponents to 50.5 points and a 34.0 field goal percentage. K-State was able to force 41 turnovers in the two games, which included 24 steals, and block 11 shots.

Following Saturday night’s game with the Big Green, K-State welcomes the newest member of the West Coast Conference, BYU, to Bramlage Coliseum for a 7 p.m., tip on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

At a Glance: Dartmouth
Dartmouth (0-0, 0-0 Ivy League) will make its first trip to Manhattan in its program’s history to open the 2011-12 season on Saturday night. The Big Green were selected to finish sixth in the 2011-12 Ivy League preseason poll.

On the floor, the Big Green returns seven letterwinners from a season ago including three starters. Leading the way for Dartmouth are junior guard Faziah Steen and senior center Sasha Dosenko. Steen, a 2011 All-Ivy League second team selection, was one of two players last season for Dartmouth to average in double figures with 12.8 points per game, while also notching 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

Dosenko, the squad’s only senior, registered 8.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and an Ivy League-best 1.82 blocks per game in 2010-11.

On the bench, Dartmouth is guided by Chris Wielgus, who is in her 27th season in Hanover. Wielgus, a 1974 graduate of Springfield College, owns a 381-298 (.567) mark during her time with the Big Green.

K-State in Season Openers

The Wildcats have been dominate in season-openers since the team’s first season in 1968-69. Kansas State is 34-9 (.791) in openers and have won 10 of the last 12 season openers. Head coach Deb Patterson is 12-3 (.800) in season-openers since taking the reins of the program in 1996.

K-Statet in Home Openers
Kansas State has won 17 of its last 19 home openers in Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats are 34-9 (.791) all-time in home openers and 19-4 (.826) in openers in Bramlage. Head coach Deb Patterson is 13-2 (.867) in home openers since taking the reins of the program in 1996.