K-State Visits Wichita State on Friday Night

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Game 7
Kansas State (6-0) at Wichita State (5-2)
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 • 7:05 P.M.
Wichita, Kan. (Koch Arena – 10,506)

Game Information
Tickets: Call (316) 978-3267 or visit www.goshockers.com
TV: Cox 22 & ESPN3 – Play-by-Play: Mark Ewing; Color Analyst: Brian Petrotta
Radio: K-State Sports Network – Play-by-Play: Wade Gerstner; Color Analyst: Randy Peterson

Team Information
Kansas State Wildcats
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Record at K-State: 6-0 (1st season)
Career Record: 460-234 (23rd season)

Wichita State Shockers
Head Coach: Jody Adams (Tennessee ‘93)
Record at Wichita State: 123-80 (7th season)
Career Record: 147-88 (8th season)

Series History
• K-State leads the series, 41-7.
• Wichita State won the last meeting between the schools, 69-46, on Nov. 20, 2013, in Manhattan.
• K-State is 21-2 against the Shockers in games played in Wichita, including three straight wins.
• K-State is 83-17 against schools from the Missouri Valley Conference.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 3-1 in his career against Wichita State.

            
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will play its only true road game in its non-conference schedule on Friday night, as the Wildcats travel to Wichita to face Wichita State at 7 p.m.

• The Wildcats are off to their best start since the 2012-13 season, entering Friday night’s game with a six-game win streak.
• First-year K-State head coach Jeff Mittie is the first K-State coach to begin his/her tenure with six straight wins since Judy Akers in the 1968-69 season.
• K-State’s defense has been solid this season, leading the nation in scoring defense (45.7 ppg) and field goal percentage defense (.294). The Wildcats lead the Big 12 in steals (12.7 spg) and are second in blocks (6.5 bpg).
• The Wildcats are led by sophomore forward Breanna Lewis and senior forward Ashia Woods. Lewis leads the Wildcats with 12.8 points and 3.5 blocks. She is also pulling in 6.5 rebounds. Woods is averaging 9.5 points and a team-high 8.0 rebounds.
• Friday night’s game at Wichita State can be seen live on Cox 22 (Cox cable subscribers in the state of Kansas) and ESPN3, as Mark Ewing (play-by-play) and Brian Petrotta (color analyst) will have the call.

Number to Know
39
• #KStateWBB has blocked 39 shots in the first six games this season (6.5 bpg), second most in the last 15 seasons (43, 2006-07).
• K-State is sixth in the nation in blocks per game and second in the Big 12.
• K-State has blocked 11.7 percent of the shots attempted against them this season (4th in the nation) or one block every 8.5 opponent shot attempts.

At a Glance: Wichita State
• Wichita State (5-2) enters Friday night’s game on a three-game winning streak.
• In their last game on Friday, Dec. 5, the Shockers defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 55-26.
• The Shockers were selected by the Missouri Valley Conference’s coaches and sports information directors to win the eague for a third straight season.
• In the 2013-14 season, Wichita State won a school record 26 games.
• The Shockers are led by seventh year head coach Jody Adams. Adams, a 1993 graduate of Tennessee, is 123-80 with two NCAA Tournament appearances and a pair of Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors (2012-13 and 2013-14) in her time in Wichita. In her career, Adams owns a record of 147-88 in eight seasons.
• On the floor, Wichita State is paced by senior Alex Harden, junior Michaela Dapprich and senior Jamillah Bonner.
• Harden, a two-time All-MVC First Team selection, paces the Shockers in scoring with 14.9 points per game and assists with 2.9 and is second on the team with 6.4 rebounds. Harden notched a double-double against Arkansas-Pine Bluff with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
• Dapprich is averaging 14.1 points per game while shooting .520 from the field. She is tied for the team lead in steals with Harden with 2.1 per game.
• Bonner is third on the team in scoring with 13.7 points and leads the team in rebounds with 6.7 per contest. Against Arkansas-Pine Bluff tallied 16 points and nine rebounds.

Wildcats on the Road
• K-State has a 249-259 (.490) record in road games during the program’s 47-year history.
• Since the 2000-01 season, K-State owns an 89-79 (.530) mark in road contests.
• K-State notched a 10-5 (.667) record on the road in 2008-09 to break the previous school record of nine (1982-83 and 2001-02).

Lewis in the Lane
• Sophomore forward Breanna Lewis has showcased her improved game in the first six games this season.
• Lewis leads the team with 12.8 points on a .582 field goal percentage, 3.5 blocks and 1.7 steals. She has scored in double figures in four of the six games this season.
• She leads the Big 12 and ranks 10th in the nation in blocks and is fourth in the Big 12 and 29th in the nation in field goal percentage.
• Lewis has blocked two or more shots in every game this season and needs six blocks to move into ninth in school history.
• In her career, she has pulled in five or more rebounds 16 times, blocked two or more shots 19 times and reached double figures in points nine times.

Quick Hands for Woods    
Ashia Woods, after the first six games of the season, is fourth in the Big 12 in rebounds (8.0 rpg) and is fifth in the Big 12 in steals with 2.5 per game.
• Woods has pulled in 10.3 rebounds per game in the last three games, including 13 against UTEP and 11 against UT Arlington. For her career she has three games with 10 or more rebounds.
• The product of Wichita, Kan., has pocketed 137 steals in her career - good for 1.65 spg, which ranks eighth in school history.
• She has six career games with 5 or more steals, which is third in school history. Against SIUE this season she tied her career-high with six steals.
• Woods led the Wildcats in steals last season with 51 (2.0 spg), which ranked fourth in the Big 12.
• Her 51 steals were a career-high and came in just 25 games played, after she missed the first four due to rehabbing from an Achilles injury in 2012-13.