Wildcats Finish Home Stand Friday Night

Brittany Chambers is 7th in school history for career 3-point field goals made.

Nov. 17, 2011

Kansas State Game Notes (PDF)

Game 3

Missouri State (1-1, 0-0 MVC) vs. (rv/-) Kansas State (2-0, 0-0 Big 12)
November 18, 2011 | 7 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

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Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analysis: Missy Heidrick

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Play-by-Play: Greg Rahe; Color Analysis: Kristin Waller

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Hillsboro Night

Series History and Notes
K-State leads the all-time series with Missouri State, 12-3... The Wildcats own a 7-1 record against the Lady Bears in games played in Manhattan... Kansas State won the last meeting between the schools, 64-60, on Dec. 5, 2009 in Manhattan... Head coach Deb Patterson is 1-0 against Missouri State... K-State owns an all-time record of 93-21 (.816) against schools from the Missouri Valley Conference... In non-conference games, K-State has played members of the MVC the second-most of any league; first is the Big Ten (123 games).

MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State concludes its season-opening three-game home stand on Friday night at 7 p.m., as the Wildcats welcome Missouri State to Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats will look to close out its home stand with the ninth 3-0 start under Deb Patterson.

Friday night’s contest can be seen live on Kansas Now 22, which is available to Cox Cable subscribers within the state of Kansas. Handling the play-by-play will be the award-winning Brian Smoller and delivering the color analysis is former K-State letterwinner Missy Heidrick. The game will also be available on the K-State Sports Network to radio stations throughout the state, as Greg Rahe provides the play-by-play and former Wildcat letterwinner Kristin Waller will be on the color analysis.

The Wildcats used a decisive 13-2 run midway through the second half to capture a 59-46 win over BYU on Wednesday night. This was K-State’s third straight win over BYU and the first in Manhattan. For the night, K-State turned 16 offensive rebounds into 16 second-half points and outrebounded the Cougars, 40-35. The Wildcats were 10-of-12 from the foul line on the evening, which was K-State’s best percentage from the charity stripe since carding a percentage of 88.9 against Colorado on Feb. 16, 2011.

K-State was led by a trio of players in double figures with forward Jalana Childs notching a game-high 18 points and nine rebounds. The effort was the 36th career double-figure scoring effort for the senior from Orlando, Fla. Through two games, Childs is averaging 11.0 points and 9.5 rebounds.

Joining Childs in double figures were guards Brittany Chambers with 13 points and Mariah White with 11 points, five assists and two steals.

Following Friday night’s game with the Lady Bears, K-State will travel to Cancun, Mexico for the Cancun Challenge over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Wildcats will face Hofstra on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m., and Purdue on Friday, Nov. 25 at 9 p.m.

At a Glance: Missouri State
Missouri State (1-1, 0-0 MVC) has opened its season with a road win over Louisiana Tech on Nov. 11 (78-65) and a home loss to No. 9 Louisville on Nov. 13 (73-64. The Lady Bears, named the preseason favorite to win the Missouri Valley Conference crown, will alternate home and road games in its non-conference schedule until the middle of December. This will be Missouri State’s second straight trip to Manhattan in the series and the third in the last four meetings.

The Lady Bears have been led in the first two games by senior guards Jaleshia Roberson and Casey Garrison and junior forward Christiana Shorter. Roberson has averaged 15.5 points and 2.5 assists, surpassing double figures in both games this season. In the season-opening win over Louisiana Tech, Roberson recorded 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc.

Garrison is Missouri State’s do-it-all point guard, as she is a three-time All-MVC first team recipient and was named the 2010 MVC Player of the Year following her sophomore campaign. This season, Garrison is averaging 14.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists. Against Louisville, Garrison tallied 15 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot.

Shorter is second on the team in points and rebounds with averages of 15.0 and 7.5, respectively. In the season-opener against the Lady Techsters, Shorter carded a team-high 20 points, nine rebounds and four steals.

On the bench, Missouri State is mentored by fifth-year head coach, Nyla Milleson. The 1985 undergraduate of Kansas State owns a 68-62 (.523) record during her tenure with the Lady Cougars. Milleson has guided Missouri State to three  postseason victories in the WNIT.

While at K-State, Milleson was the captain of the rodeo team for two years before earning her master’s degree in educational administration in 1989 as a magna cum laude graduate.

Three is not a Crowd, It’s a Benefit
The Wildcats have looked for three players to reach double figures in scoring for the last two seasons and when this happens, K-State has been victorious more times than not with a 13-4 mark. Last season when K-State had three or more players reach double figures, the Wildcats were 12-4.

Recently, K-State received a double figure effort from the trio of Jalana Childs (18), Brittany Chambers (13) and Mariah White (11) against BYU. This was the third time this trio has reached double digits in the same game and first since Jan. 15, 2011 at Texas Tech.

Prior to Wednesday night’s game with BYU, the last time K-State had three players reach double figures in the same game was March 5, 2011 at Kansas.

Chambers, Childs Form Inside-Out Scoring Duo
The duo of Brittany Chambers and Jalana Childs continued to pair up to help K-State to a victory. The tandem registered 31 points and 13 rebounds (Childs - 18 points, 9 rebounds; Chambers - 13 points, 4 rebounds) in K-State’s 59-46 win over BYU on Nov. 16. This was the 24th time in the last three years that Chambers and Childs have reached double figures in the same game with K-State owning a 15-9 (.625) record in those contests.

K-State leaned heavily on the production of its two All-Big 12 performers in 2010-11, as Chambers tallied 514 points while Childs scored a career-best 411. The pair was responsible for 925 of the team’s 1,950 points last season (47.4 percent) and one of the two players paced the team in scoring in 25 of the team’s 32 contests. They are the first K-State teammates since the 2008-09 season to each score 400+ points in a season.          

Chambers and Childs sparked Kansas State to a 69-64 win at Nebraska on Feb. 19, as the tandem combined for 54 of the Wildcats’ 69 points. In the latter stages of the second half of the contest, the duo combined to score 25 of K-State’s final 27 points.

The effort by the two players was historic, as it was the 19th time in school history that two Wildcats have combined to score 50 or more points in a game, but it was the first time since Jan. 29, 2005. K-State is 19-0 when two players combine to score at least 50 points in the same game.

The output by Chambers and Childs ranked tied for the fourth-most points scored by two Wildcats in a single game since the 1986-87 season. Of the 19 games in which two Wildcats scored 50 or more points, Chambers and Childs rank first in terms of percentage of the team’s total points accounted for (78.3).