K-State Welcomes BYU to Manhattan for First Time

Ashia Woods made her K-State debut with nine points, seven rebounds and three steals on Saturday night.

Nov. 14, 2011

Kansas State Game Notes (PDF)

Game 2
BYU (0-1, 0-0 WCC) vs. (rv/-) Kansas State (1-0, 0-0 Big 12)
November 16, 2011 | 7 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

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Series History and Notes
K-State leads the all-time series with BYU, 2-0... The Wildcats won the last meeting between the schools, 65-62, on Nov. 27, 2009 in Provo, Utah... BYU was a member of the Mountain West Conference at the time... Head coach Deb Patterson is 1-0 against BYU... K-State is 7-1 all-time against schools from the West Coast Conference (WCC)... The last time K-State faced a WCC opponent was Loyola Marymount on Dec. 29, 2007, a 70-47 K-State win.

Kansas State continues its season-opening three-game home stand on Wednesday night at 7 p.m., as the Wildcats host BYU for the first time in school history. K-State will look to open a season 2-0 for the second straight season and the 12th time under head coach Deb Patterson.

Wednesday night’s contest can 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. At 6:15 p.m., K-StateHD.TV will broadcast K-State Gameday live from the Bramlage Coliseum sideline with Smoller hosting the show and former Wildcat letterwinner Danielle Zanotti providing analysis.

K-State came out on top in a season-opener for the seventh time in the last eight years with a 54-20 win over Dartmouth on Saturday night. This was the fewest points allowed by K-State in a season-opener in the 44-year history of the program and the fewest points allowed in a game since Dec. 1, 2006 against Mississippi Valley State. The Wildcats forced the Big Green into 28 turnovers, which was aided by 17 steals by the Wildcats. K-State also blocked six shots and outrebounded Dartmouth, 58-31.

The Wildcats were led by senior Tasha Dickey, who registered a memorable debut in purple. The guard from Sandy, Utah, finished with a career-high 20 points, six steals and two blocks while adding five rebounds to her final stat line.

Aiding K-State’s 26-2 advantage in bench points on Saturday were freshman Ashia Woods and sophomore Chantay Caron. Woods recorded a solid debut with nine points, seven rebounds, three steals, a block and an assist in 18 minutes of action. Caron picked up seven points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 19 minutes.  

Following Wednesday night’s game with the Cougars, K-State welcomes in the first of two Missouri Valley Conference opponents this season, Missouri State, to Bramlage Coliseum for a 7 p.m., tip on Friday, Nov. 18.

At a Glance: BYU
BYU (0-1, 0-0 WCC) opened its season on Nov. 11, with a 61-55 loss at home to No. 8 Duke. The Cougars will begin a three-game road trip on Monday night at Tulsa, followed by their visit to Manhattan and a trip to in-state foe Weber State on Saturday.

On the floor, BYU is led by senior guard Haley Steed and sophomore guard Kim Parker. Steed, at 5-4, tallied 12 points and 15 rebounds against Duke. She also dished out five assists and notched four steals.

Parker paced the Cougars against the Blue Devils with 14 points and also hauled in six rebounds.

On the bench, BYU is guided by 11th-year head coach, Jeff Judkins. The 1978 graduate of Utah owns a 205-109 (.653) record during his tenure with the Cougars. Judkins has guided BYU to seven postseason appearances, including four NCAA Tournament appearances.

Dickey Does it in Debut
Senior Tasha Dickey made her K-State debut a memorable one, as the senior transfer from Arizona tallied 20 points, five rebounds, six steals and two blocked shots in 23 minutes of action in K-State’s 54-20 win over Dartmouth on Saturday. Dickey, a guard from Sandy, Utah, registered career-highs in points, free throws made and attempted, steals and blocks with the performance and tied her career-highs in field goals made and attempted. Her 20 points and five free throws made on Saturday were exactly half her point total and free throws made total from the 2010-11 season in 21 games with Arizona.

In addition to her career milestones, Dickey tallied the most points in a K-State debut since Laurie Koehn registered 27 against Georgia Tech on Nov. 16, 2001. With her six steals, Dickey pocketed the most steals by a Wildcat since Shalee Lehning carded six against Chattanooga on March 23, 2008 in the NCAA Tournament.

Woods Solid as Oak in Debut
Freshman Ashia Woods made her K-State debut on Saturday with a solid performance off the bench. The guard from Wichita, Kan., recorded nine points, seven rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot in 18 minutes of action against Dartmouth. Her nine points came on 4-of-6 shooting from the field.

Her seven boards were the most rebounds in a K-State debut since Ashley Sweat hauled in eight against Green Bay on Nov. 10, 2006.

Goose Egg From Distance for Big Green
K-State used a solid defensive performance to register a season-opening win over Dartmouth. The Wildcats’ perimeter defense was stout, as K-State held the Big 12 without a connection from beyond the arc on 16 attempts. This was the seventh time in the last six seasons, including the fifth time in the last three seasons, that K-State has held an opponent without a connection from beyond the arc.

Kansas State held a pair of opponents in 2010-11 without a made three-point field goal, including the Big 12’s leader in three-point field goal percentage. On Nov. 13, the Wildcats held St. John’s without a three-point field goal on seven attempts.

On Jan. 12, K-State’s perimeter defense was up to the challenge as it held Oklahoma without a connection from beyond the arc on nine attempts. The Sooners entered the contest as the Big 12 leader in 3-point field goal percentage at .398.