K-State Hosts Hampton Friday
K-State Hosts Hampton Friday
Kansas State (2-0) vs. Hampton (0-2)
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 • 7 P.M.
Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum - 12,528)
Tickets: Call (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets
TV: COX Xtra (available to Cox Cable subscribers in the state of Kansas) – Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analyst: Kristin Waller
Radio: K-State Sports Network – Play-by-Play: Wade Gerstner
Kansas State Wildcats
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Record at K-State: 2-0 (1st season)
Career Record: 456-234 (23rd season)
Hampton Lady Pirates
Head Coach: David Six (Rice)
Record at UMKC: 127-37 (6th season)
Career Record: Same
• Series is tied between the schools, 1-1
• This will be Hampton’s second visit to Manhattan and the first since Feb. 20, 1996.
• K-State lost last season’s meeting between the schools in Hampton, Virginia, 86-75 in double overtime on Dec. 21.
• K-State is 2-1 against schools from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).
• Head coach Jeff Mittie will face Hampton for the first time in his career.Series: K-State leads 7-3
Last Meeting: Hampton won, 86-75, on Dec. 21, 2013 in Hampton, Va.
Current Streak: Hampton has won 1
MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State concludes its season-opening three-game home stand on Friday night, as the Wildcats host Hampton at 7 p.m.
• For the second straight game, K-State used a diverse attack to achieve a win, as 11 of the 13 players to play scored against UMKC. No K-State player attempted 10+ shots for the second straight game.
• K-State’s defense has been solid this season, forcing 50 turnovers including 34 steals. The Wildcats lead the Big 12 in scoring defense (45.5), steals (17.0 spg), blocked shots (7.0 bpg) and 3-point field goal percentage defense (.206). The Wildcats are second in the Big 12 in field goal percentage defense (.308).
• K-State was paced against UMKC by sophomore forward Erica Young with career-highs of 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting, three blocks and two steals. Young leads the Wildcats this season with 11.5 ppg on a .750 field goal percentage.
• Friday night’s game against Hampton can be seen live on COX Xtra (Cox cable subscribers in the state of Kansas), as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Kristin Waller (color analyst) will have the call.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB recorded a combination of 25 steals (16) and blocks (9) against UMKC. This was the sec-ond time this season K-State has tallied 20 or more steals and blocks in a game.
• K-State is 11-0 over the last 10 seasons when achieving the combination of 20 steals and blocks in the same game.
• K-State’s combo from Tuesday marked the highest total over the last 10 years.
At a Glance: Hampton
• Hampton dropped its second straight to open the season, falling at Quinnipiac on Tuesday evening, 87-59.
• Entering the 2014-15 season, Hampton was picked to finish second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) preseason poll as voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors.
• Hampton tied the school record with a 28-5 overall record and made its fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance last season. Over the last two-plus seasons, Hampton owns a 56-13 record.
• The Lady Pirates are led on the sidelines by sixth year head coach David Six. Six is 127-37 in his time at his alma mater.
• On the floor, Hampton is led by sophomore guard Malia Tate-DeFreitas.
• Tate-DeFreitas, a 2014-15 preseason All-MEAC First Team selection, is averaging 21.5 points per game and 6.5 rebounds.
Wildcats’ Defense Solid to Open Season
• K-State’s defense ranks first in the Big 12 in: scoring defense (45.5 ppg), 3-point field goal percentage defense (.206), blocked shots (7.0 bpg), steals (17.0 spg) and turnover margin (+10.0).
• K-State’s defense turned in a strong performance on Nov. 18 against UMKC. The Wildcats held the Roos to 36 points, including 13 points in the first half.
• The 36 points marked the lowest opponent output this season and the fewest points surrendered by the Wildcats since Dec. 7, 2011, when K-State allowed 34 points to Wichita State.
• During the last 14 seasons, K-State is 83-3 (.965) when holding an opponent to 49 points or less.
Wildcats Send Back Shots To Open Season
• With a new defensive system in place, Kansas State leads the Big 12 in blocked shots after two games (7.0 bpg).
• K-State’s 14 blocks in the first two games are the most in the opening pair of games in school history.
• K-State blocked a season-high nine shots against UMKC on Nov. 18, which marked the most blocks since Dec. 30, 2008 at Washington (9).
• K-State benefitted from its extra length in the paint in 2013-14, as the Wildcats blocked 88 shots for 2.9 per game.
• K-State blocked three or more shots in a game 18 times, which were the most since the 2008-09 team recorded 19 games with three or more blocks.
• The 88 blocked shots last season were the most since the 2011-12 season, when the team blocked 97 shots.
Wildcats Strong in the Paint Early This Season
• After two games, K-State holds a +38 advantage in points in the paint (82-44).
• The Wildcats scored a season-high 44 points in the lane on Nov. 14 against SIUE, which were the most since K-State tallied 44 points in the paint against Texas A&M on Jan. 4, 2012.
• K-State held the edge in the paint in 15 of the 30 games last season.
• In the 2013-14 season, K-State notched 805 points in the paint as a team for an average of 26.8 points per game.