K-State Continues Home Stand against UMKC

K-State Game Notes vs. UMKC (PDF)

Game 2
Kansas State (1-0) vs. UMKC (1-0)
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 • 7 P.M.
Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum - 12,528)

Game Information
Tickets: Call (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets
TV: FCS Atlantic (check with your cable or satellite provider for availability in your area) - Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analyst: Missy Heidrick
Radio: K-State Sports Network - Play-by-Play: Matt Waller; Kristin Waller

Team Information
Kansas State Wildcats
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western '89)
Record at K-State: 1-0 (1st season)
Career Record: 455-234 (23rd season)

UMKC Kangaroos
Head Coach: Marsha Frese (Rice)
Record at UMKC: 21-40 (3rd season)
Career Record: Same

Series History
• K-State leads the series with UMKC, 7-3.
• This will be the 11th meeting between K-State and UMKC and the sixth in Manhattan.
• K-State has won four straight in the series and five of the last six meetings.
• K-State won the last meeting between the schools 64-56, on Dec. 9, 2006 in Kansas City, Missouri.
• First meeting in Manhattan since Dec. 11, 2005; K-State is 5-0 in games played in Manhattan.
• K-State is 14-3 against schools from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
• Head coach Jeff Mittie owns a 2-0 record against UMKC.
Series: K-State leads 7-3
Last Meeting: K-State won, 64-56, on Dec. 9, 2006 in Kansas City
Current Streak: K-State has won 4
Home: 5-0
Away: 2-3
Neutral: n/a

           
MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State continues its season-opening three-game home stand on Tuesday night, as the Wildcats host UMKC at 7 p.m.

• K-State opened the Jeff Mittie era and the 47th season of women's basketball with an 81-55 win over SIUE on Nov. 14. K-State has now won 21 of its last 23 season-openers.
• The Wildcats used a diverse attack as 11 of its 13 players to play scored against the Cougars, with five players reaching double figures. No K-State player attempted more than eight shots.
• K-State was paced by sophomore forward Breanna Lewis with 13 points, five rebounds, four blocks, three steals and an assist.
• Kansas State's defense was solid in the opener, forcing 25 turnovers, pocketing 18 steals and blocking five shots.
• Tuesday night's game against UMKC can be seen live on FCS Atlantic (check with your cable or satellite provider for availability in your area), as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Missy Heidrick (color analyst) will have the call.

Number to Know
48
• Breanna Lewis has blocked 48 shots in her career, including four to open this season. 
• Lewis blocked 44 shots last season, which were the most by a K-State freshman since the 2005-06 season when Marlies Gipson rejected 62 shots.
• Lewis has 14 career games with two or more blocks and four games with four or more.

At a Glance: UMKC
• UMKC won its season-opener at Eastern Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 15, 69-53.
• Entering the 2014-15 season, UMKC was picked to finish seventh in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) preseason poll as voted on by the league's coaches.
• UMKC registered an 11-19 overall record last season, including a 7-9 mark in WAC play.
• The Kangaroos are led on the sidelines by third year head coach Marsha Frese. Frese is 21-40 in her time in Kansas City.
• On the floor, UMKC returns three of five starters from last season - guard Calli White, guard/forward Taylor Leathers and forward Grace Mitchell.
• White, a sophomore from Fort Smith, Arkansas, was named a preseason All-WAC Second Team selection by the league's coaches. She averaged 9.9 points and 2.9 assists in her first season with UMKC. White registered 22 points, five assists and four rebounds at Eastern Illinois.
• Leathers, a 6'0" junior from Overland Park, Kansas, averaged 7.0 points and and 4.3 rebounds last season.
• Mitchell, a sophomore from Plano, Texas, tallied 5.4 points and 4.6 rebounds in her debut season with the Kangaroos.

Remember, Remember the Month of November
• In the 47th year of women's basketball at K-State, the Wildcats have accumulated a record of 114-44 (.722) in the month of November.

Three is not a Crowd, It's a Benefit
• Since the 2011-12 season, when three or more players reach double figures in scoring in the same game, K-State is 40-22 (.645) mark.
• The Wildcats had a five players reach double figures against SIUE in the season opener.
• This marked the second straight game five players have scored in double figures for K-State. Five players reached mark against Kansas on March 7, 2014.

Five Make K-State Debut in Opener
• Five Wildcats - three juniors (Ashley Jones, Deborah Meeks and Antoinette Taylor) and two true freshmen (Shaelyn Martin and Lauren Mertz) made their career debuts on Nov. 14 against SIUE.
• Martin was the only player to make her debut in the starting lineup, marking the third straight season a true freshman has been in the season-opening starting lineup.
• The five players responded in their debuts against the Cougars with 22 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and five steals.