Wildcats Host Grambling State on Saturday

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Game 9
Kansas State (7-1) vs. Grambling State (3-6)
Sunday, Dec. 20, 2014 • 1 P.M.
Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum – 12,528)

Game Information
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Tickets:  Call (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets
TV: K-StateHD.TV – Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analyst: Kimberly Sauber
Radio: K-State Sports Network – Play-by-Play: Matt Walters; Color Analyst: Kristin Waller

Team Information
Kansas State Wildcats
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Record at K-State: 7-1 (1st season)
Career Record: 461-235 (23rd season)

Grambling State Lady Tigers
Head Coach: Nadine Domond (Iowa ‘98)
Record at Grambling State: 3-6 (1st season)
Career Record: Same

Series History
• K-State leads the series, 9-0.
• K-State won last year’s meeting in Manhattan, 83-50, on Dec. 7, 2013.
• K-State is 7-0 against the Lady Tigers in games played in Manhattan.
• K-State is 20-0 against schools from the SWAC.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 4-0 in his career against Grambling State.

           
MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State continues its four-game home stand to close out its non-conference schedule on Saturday, as the Wildcats host Grambling State at 1 p.m.

• The Wildcats will look to continue its unbeaten start at home, as K-State is 6-0 in Bramlage this season and is the longest home win streak since 2011-12 (7). K-State has won eight straight home games against non-conference opponents.
• Defense continues to be the Wildcats’ identity, as K-State is second in the nation in scoring defense (46.5 ppg). K-State leads the Big 12 in field goal percentage defense (.314) and steals (12.5 spg) and are second in blocks (6.0 bpg).
• K-State is led this season by sophomore forward Breanna Lewis and senior forward Ashia Woods. Lewis is averaging a team-high 13.9 points on a .553 field goal percentage, pulling in 6.0 rebounds and blocking 3.4 shots. Against Oral Roberts, Lewis registered a career-high 22 points on 10-of-18 shooting. Woods is averaging 9.6 points and  team-highs of 7.6 rebounds and 2.5 steals.
• Saturday afternoon’s game can be seen live on FOX College Sports - Central, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Kimberly Sauber (color analyst) will have the call.

Number to Know
154
• #KStateWBB has scored 154 points off 154 opponent turnovers this season (19.3 ppg and 1.0 ppto).
• Most points off turnovers after eight games since the 2012-13 season (159).
• For the season, K-State has a 154-78 (+76) edge in the category.
• Against Oral Roberts, the Wildcats outscored the Golden Eagles, 20-9, in the category. This was the seventh time K-State has had the edge this season.
• The Wildcats have scored 20 or more points off opponent turnovers four times this season.

At a Glance: Grambling State
• Grambling State (3-6) enters Saturday’s game following an 84-53 loss at Washington on Sunday, Dec. 14. The Lady Tigers have lost four of their last five games.
• On the sideline, Grambling State is led by first year head coach Nadine Domond.
• On the floor, the Lady Tigers are led by junior forward Yosha Watson.
• Watson is averaging a team-high 14.7 points per game and is second on the team with 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
• At Washington, Watson registered a team-highs of 15 points, five steals, three assists and two blocks. She also pulled in seven rebounds.

Wildcats Convert Turnovers to Offense
• K-State has scored 154 points off 154 opponent turnovers this season (19.3 ppg and 1.0 ppto). Most points off turnovers after eight games since the 2012-13 season (159).
• Against Oral Roberts, the Wildcats outscored the Golden Eagles, 20-9, in the category. This was the seventh time K-State has had the edge this season.
• Last season, Kansas State allowed 585 opponent points off turnovers and only notched 381, as K-State was a -1.87 in turnover margin.
• In four of the last five seasons, K-State has held the edge in the category including a high of 581 points in the 2012-13 season.

Lewis in the Lane
• Sophomore forward Breanna Lewis has showcased her improved game in the first eight games this season.
• Lewis leads the team with 13.9 points on a .553 field goal percentage, 3.4 blocks and 1.6 steals. She has scored in double figures in six of the eight games this season. Over the last three games, she is averaging 17.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks.
• Against Oral Roberts, Lewis registered a career-high 22 points on a career-best 10-of-18 shooting while also recording a career-high tying 5 blocks and 3 steals.
• She is second in the Big 12 and ranks 14th in the nation in blocks and is ninth in the Big 12 and 35th in the nation in field goal percentage.
• Lewis ranks tied for eighth in school history with 71 career blocks. She is second in school history with 1.92 blocks per game and is tied for third in school history for career games with five or more blocks (3).
• She has blocked two or more shots in seven of eight games this season and needs six blocks to move into sixth in school history.
• In her career, she has pulled in five or more rebounds 17 times, blocked two or more shots 20 times and reached double figures in points 11 times.