K-State Opens Four-Game Home Stand Sunday


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Game 8
Kansas State (6-1) vs. Oral Roberts (5-5)
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 • 1 P.M.
Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum – 12,528)

Game Information
“Wildcat Weekend” – Purchase a general admission ticket for just $3 when showing your MBB ticket from that night’s game against Savannah State
Tickets:  Call (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets
TV: K-StateHD.TV – Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analyst: Kristin Waller
Radio: K-State Sports Network – Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analyst: Kristin Waller

Team Information
Kansas State Wildcats
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Record at K-State: 6-1 (1st season)
Career Record: 460-235 (23rd season)

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
Head Coach: Misti Cussen (Southern Nazarene ‘93)
Record at Oral Roberts: 32-38 (3rd season)
Career Record: Same

Series History
• K-State leads the series, 5-2.
• This will be the first meeting between the schools since Dec. 10, 1992, a 77-44 K-State win in Manhattan.
• K-State is 5-0 against Oral Roberts in games played in Manhattan.
• K-State is 22-2 against schools from the Summit League.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 0-1 in his career against Oral Roberts.

            
MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State begins a four-game home stand to close out its non-conference schedule, as the Wildcats host Oral Roberts at 1 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum.

• The Wildcats will look to continue its unbeaten start at home, as K-State is 5-0 in Bramlage this season. K-State has won seven straight home games against non-conference opponents.
• K-State will attempt to bounce back from its first loss of the season, as the Wildcats’ comeback at Wichita State fell just short, 51-48.
• Defense continues to be the Wildcats’ identity, as K-State is second in the nation in scoring defense (46.4 ppg). K-State leads the Big 12 in field goal percentage defense (.312) and steals (12.0 spg) and are second in blocks (5.7 bpg).
• K-State is led this season by sophomore forward Breanna Lewis and senior forward Ashia Woods. Lewis is averaging a team-high 12.7 points, pulling in 6.4 rebounds and blocking 3.1 shots. Woods is averaging 10.0 points and a team-high 7.7 rebounds.
• Sunday afternoon’s game can be seen live on K-State.HD.TV (subscription required), as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Kristin Waller (color analyst) will have the call.

Number to Know
145
• #KStateWBB’s bench has provided 145 points this season through seven games (20.7 ppg).
• The Wildcats top bench scoring effort was 41 points in the season-opener against SIUE.
• K-State has held the edge in bench points in six games this season, including an 8-0 edge at Wichita S.
• The Wildcats’ two top bench scorers this season are junior Bri Craig (7.1 ppg) and sophomore Erica Young (5.3 ppg).

At a Glance: Oral Roberts
• Oral Roberts (5-5) enters Sunday’s game following a 54-51 home loss to Grand Canyon on Friday night. The Golden Eagles had won three straight games before Friday’s defeat.
• The Golden Eagles have gone back to the Summit League, after playing last season in the Southland Conference.
• Oral Roberts is led on the sidelines by third year head coach Misti Cussen. Cussen, a 1993 graduate of Southern Nazarene, is 32-38 in her time in Tulsa.
• On the floor, the Golden Eagles are led by redshirt senior center Vicky McIntyre.
• McIntyre, who also played at Oklahoma State and at Florida, is averaging 13.1 points and an NCAA Division I leading 15.4 rebounds per game and 5.3 blocks per game. Against Grand Canyon, McIntyre tallied a triple-double with 14 points, 16 rebounds and 10 blocks.

Cats Protect the House Against Non-Con Foes
• In the 27th season of action inside Bramlage Coliseum, Kansas State has protected its home floor with determination against non-conference foes with a record of 150-25 (.857) record.

Wildcats Strong in the Paint Early This season
• After seven games, K-State holds a +104 advantage in points in the paint (234-130). The Wildcats are averaging 33.4 points per game in the paint.
• The Wildcats scored a season-high 44 points in the lane on Nov. 14 against SIUE - the most since K-State tallied 44 points in the paint against Texas A&M on Jan. 4, 2012.
• K-State’s post players have a combined field goal percentage of .513 (96-of-187) this season. Two of K-State’s five post players rank among the top-15 in the Big 12 in field goal percentage - Breanna Lewis (.552; 10th) and Ashia Woods (.527; 14th).
• K-State has held the edge in points in the paint in every game this season. K-State held the edge in the paint in just 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.