Wildcats Return Home to Face Shockers
Wildcats Return Home to Face Shockers
Nov. 18, 2013
Wichita State vs. Kansas State
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.
Tickets: Visit www.kstatesports.com or call (800) 221-CATS
TV: Cox 22/Time Warner Cable Sports Channel (PbP: Wyatt Thompson; Color: Missy Heidrick)
Cox Cable: Ch. 22 or 2022
Time Warner Cable: Ch. 30 or 310
Radio: K-State Sports Network (PbP: Matt Walters; Color: Kristin Waller)
Internet: Free live audio & free live stats at www.kstatesports.com
Kansas State Wildcats (2-1, 0-0 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 341-208 (.621) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: L, 84-39 at UTEP on Nov. 16, 2013
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB
Wichita State Shockers (1-2, 0-0 MVC)
Head Coach: Jody Adams (Tennessee ‘93)
Career Record: 117-81 (.591) 7th year
School Record: 93-73 (.560) 6th year
Last game: L, 81-73 (ot) vs. St. Joseph’s on Nov. 15, 2013
Series History and Notes
Kansas State leads the series, 41-6.. The Wildcats are 20-3 against the Shockers in Manhattan... Kansas State won the last meeting between the schools, 48-43, on Dec. 4, 2012 in Wichita... Head coach Deb Patterson is 4-1 against Wichita State... K-State has won six of the last seven meetings with the Shockers... K-State owns an all-time record of 83-16 (.838) against schools from the Missouri Valley Conference.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will look to bounce back from its first loss of the season, as the Wildcats host Wichita State on Wednesday at 7 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum. K-State has won three straight in the series with the Shockers and six of the last seven meetings.
This will be K-State’s final home game in the month of November, as the Wildcats will travel to the Junkanoo Jam to end the month. The Wildcats will return to Bramlage for a two-game home stand beginning on Dec. 7 against Grambling State.
Wednesday night’s game can be seen live on Cox Cable 22 throughout the state of Kansas to Cox Cable subscribers and Time Warner Cable Sports Channel in the Kansas City-area. Handling the play-by-play will be the award-winning Wyatt Thompson and former K-State letterwinner Missy Heidrick will handle the color analysis. The game will also be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com, as the award-winning Matt Walters delivers the play-by-play and former K-State letterwinner Kristin Waller drops in with the color analysis. Fans can also follow the live stats at kstatesports.com, and receive updates on Twitter by following @kstate_gameday.
Kansas State (2-1) came out with a sluggish start and UTEP took full advantage on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Don Haskins Center. The Miners clubbed the Wildcats 84-39 in K-State’s first road game of the season. K-State has now lost seven straight true road games with the last win coming at TCU on Jan. 19, 2013. The loss to the Miners ended a seven-game win streak in the month of November for the Wildcats, with the last loss coming on Nov. 25, 2011 to Purdue at the Cancun Challenge.
K-State was paced at UTEP by redshirt freshman Kelly Thomson and freshman Breanna Lewis. Thomson registered a career-high 15 points on a career-best five 3-point field goals and also pulled in a career-high three rebounds. Thomson’s five 3-point field goals are the most by a K-State freshman since Bri Craig tallied five at Oklahoma State on Feb. 16, 2013. Thomson leads K-State with six connections from beyond the arc (6-of-21, .286) this season and is averaging 8.0 points per game.
Lewis notched a career-high 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting, pulled in five rebounds and blocked two shots off the bench. The product of Milwaukee, Wis., is averaging 6.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in her debut season. Lewis’ eight blocks in three games are the most by a Wildcat in a three-game span since Branshea Brown tallied eight blocked shots from Nov. 27, 2010 to Dec. 5, 2010.
For the season, K-State is led by freshman Leticia Romero. The guard from Las Palmas, Spain, is averaging 14.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists.
At a Glance: Wichita State
Wichita State (1-2) will look to end a two-game skid on Wednesday night in Manhattan. In their last game on Nov. 15, the Shockers fell in overtime to St. Joseph’s at Koch Arena, 81-73. For the season straight season, Wichita State was selected for a second-place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll voted on by the conference’s coaches’, media members and sports information directors.
Leading the Shockers from the sidelines in the 2013-14 season is sixth-year head coach Jody Adams. The 1993 graduate of Tennessee owns a 93-73 (.560) record during her time in Wichita. Adams guided the Shockers to a school record 24 wins, the regular season and postseason 2013 MVC titles and the first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history.
On the floor, Wichita State is paced by junior guard/forward Alex Harden. The preseason MVC Player of the Year selection is averaging 18.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Against St. Joseph’s, Harden tallied 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in 44 minutes of action.
Last season, Harden led the Shockers in points, rebounds, assists, blocked shots and steals while earning first team All-MVC honors.
K-State Sets School, Big 12 Records From Deep
After setting a number of school and Big 12 records from beyond the arc in 2012-13, K-State has cut down on its 3-point attempts to begin the 2013-14 season but has increased its efficiency. The Wildcats are currently 21-of-59 (.356) from 3-point range and have tallied six or more made 3-pointers in all three games this season. The Wildcats rank second in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage and second in 3-point field goals made per game (7.0).
The Wildcats have been led this season from deep by redshirt freshman Kelly Thomson and freshman Kindred Wesemann. Thomson is 6-of-21 from beyond the arc, including a high of 5 connections at UTEP on Nov. 16. Wesemann is 5-of-7 from deep with a career-best three makes against Charlotte on Nov. 10.
Due to a lack of size in 2012-13, K-State attacked its opponents from beyond the 3-point line. For the season, K-State was 325-of-1077 (.302) from beyond the arc. The 325 made 3-point field goals are school and Big 12 records. The 2012-13 season is the ninth season in the program’s history with 200 or more made 3-point field goals and is the first since the 2009-10 season. K-State was the first team in league history to attempt 900 or more 3-point field goals in a season. For a full list of team records set from beyond the arc, see the list below.
K-State averaged 8.8 made 3-point field goals per game to lead the Big 12 and rank fifth in the nation. The Wildcats made 5 or more 3-point field goals in a game 34 times, including a streak of 30 straight games. K-State made 10 or more 3-point field goals in a game 14 times, which are the most games with 10 or more 3-point field goals made in a season in school history.
The Wildcats had five players with 10 or more made 3-point field goals in 2012-13, including three with 60 or more (Brittany Chambers, 117; Haley Texada, 68; Bri Craig, 64). It was the third season in the program’s history (2009-10 & 2002-03) that K-State had three players make 50 or more three-point field goals.
In 2012-13, K-State scored 975 points on 3-point field goals or 43.1 percent of its overall point total. This was the highest percentage of K-State’s overall point total from 3-point field goals in school history. K-State has completed six seasons with a percentage of 30-percent or higher.
K-State 3-pt Records set in 2012-13
• 3-pt FGs made by team (game) - 16 vs. Okla. St. 1/23/13 (school)
• 3-pt FGs attempted by team (game) - 44 vs. Baylor 1/16/13 (school)
• 3-pt FGs made by team (season) - 325 (school & Big 12)
• 3-pt FGs attempted by team (season) - 1,077 (school & Big 12 records)
• Games w/ 10+ 3-pt FGs made (season) - 14 (school)
• Games w/ 5+ 3-pt FGs made (season) - 34 (school)
Lewis in the Lane
Breanna Lewis has made her presence felt in the paint in the early stages of her debut season. For the season, she is averaging 6.3 points on a .563 field goal percentage, 6.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks.
In the season-opener against Tennessee State, the 6-5 freshman from Milwaukee, Wis., recorded 10 rebounds and four blocks in 24 minutes of action. Lewis is the first Wildcat since Marlies Gipson on Jan. 17, 2009 at Iowa State to record at least 10 rebounds and four blocks in a game. The last time K-State had a player block four or more shots in a game was Branshea Brown with four blocks on Feb. 12, 2012 against Kansas.
At UTEP on Nov. 16, Lewis registered a career-high 12 points whil pulling in five boards and blocking two shots. Lewis’ eight blocks in three games are the most by a Wildcat in a three-game span since Branshea Brown tallied eight blocked shots from Nov. 27, 2010 to Dec. 5, 2010.
Thomson From Three
Kelly Thomson registered a career day at UTEP on Nov. 16. The redshirt freshman from Riley, Kan., tallied 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc. Thomson’s five 3-point field goals are the most by a K-State freshman since Bri Craig tallied five at Oklahoma State on Feb. 16, 2013 and the most by a Wildcat since March 30, 2013 when Brittany Chambers made five against Illinois in the quarterfinals of the WNIT.
Thomson leads K-State with six connections from beyond the arc (6-of-21, .286) this season and is averaging 8.0 points per game. She ranks seventh in the Big 12 in three-point field goals per game (2.0).