Notes: K-State Enters Final Stretch, Hosts TCU

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Match #28
K-State (21-6, 8-5 Big 12) vs. TCU (16-13, 6-8 Big 12)
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
Arena: Ahearn Field House

TCU (Home #12)
Saturday, Nov. 22 - 7 p.m.
Series: K-State leads, 4-1
Last Meeting: K-State won, 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-21), in Fort Worth, Texas on Oct. 15
TV: K-StateHD.TV on FOX College Sports (PBP - Brian Smoller, Analyst - Liz Wegner-Busch)
Radio: News Radio 1350 KMAN (PBP - Rob Voelker)
Online Audio: Here or www.1350kman.com
Live Stats: Here

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Deal can be purchased at the basketball game on Friday, November 21 at Bramlage Coliseum and before the match on Saturday, November 22 at Ahearn Field House
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All donated items will be given to the Flint Hills Breadbasket


AT A GLANCE
After a 3-2 comeback win at Baylor last Saturday, K-State returns to Ahearn Field House for a Big 12 matchup against TCU on Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m.
It will be the second meeting of the season between the Wildcats and Horned Frogs as K-State swept TCU in Fort Worth on Oct. 15.
K-State is 4-3 over its last seven matches, with last Saturday's win snapping its season-long three-match losing streak.
Since beating Baylor in its fourth conference match of the season on Oct. 4, TCU has gone on several streaks entering Saturday: losing four straight from Oct. 11-22, winning three straight from Oct. 29-Nov. 5, and then losing three straight before beating Texas Tech this week.
K-State holds a 4-1 lead in the all-time series against TCU, including a 2-0 mark in matchups held in Manhattan.

OFFENSIVE LEADER
For the second straight match and 17th time this season, Kylee Zumach led K-State in kills with 14 in the match at Baylor.
Zumach has a team-best 365 kills on the season, which are already the most in a campaign by a Wildcat since 2011 when Kaitlynn Pelger (500) and Lilla Porubek (417) paced the Wildcats.
In the 25-point rally-scoring era (since 2008), Zumach's 365 kills are the fifth-most by a Wildcat (Most: 500 - Lilliom, 2008 & Pelger, 2011).
Zumach is averaging 3.96 kills/set over the last six matches (99 k/25s).

FRESHMAN RECORD IN SIGHT
Kylee Zumach's 365 kills are not only significant to all Wildcats, but the figure is also approaching the K-State record for kills by a freshman.
The freshman outside hitter needs 11 more kills to tie Cari Jensen (376 in 2000) for the all-time mark.
Zumach's 365 kills are the most by a Wildcat freshman in the rally-scoring era (since 2001).
Zumach is currently fourth on the all-time kills list by a K-State freshman, trailing Liz Wegner (370 in 1998) and Abbie Brown (374 in 1996) in addition to Jensen.
Zumach's .260 hitting percentage entering Saturday against TCU is currently the third-highest clip by a K-State freshman (min. 500 attacks).

DOUBLE DOUBLE
Katie Brand recorded her second double-double over the last three matches this past Saturday at Baylor when she had 45 assists and 11 digs.
Brand has 17 double-doubles this year, which are tied with Baylor's Andie Malloy for the Big 12 lead and also one short of tying the K-State sophomore record for most double-doubles in a season (Kim Zschau, 18 in 1996).
Brand's 17 double-doubles are also tied for the fifth-most ever in a season in program history.
Her 17 double-doubles are the most in a season since Dawn Cady set the school record with 24 in 1999.
This season, Brand is averaging 11.13 assists/set (2nd in the Big 12) and 2.71 digs/set (1st among Big 12 setters).
Brand has 27 career double-doubles.

FOR THE WIN
K-State is looking for its 22nd win of the season, which would be its most in a regular season since 2008 (24-7 in regular season, 24-8 overall).
The Wildcats have already secured their third 20-win season over the last four years and 10th under head coach Suzie Fritz in 14 years.
K-State was 21-8 in the 2012 regular season (21-9 overall) and 20-10 in 2011 (22-11 overall).

IN THE FIELD HOUSE
K-State holds an 8-3 record this season at home, helping it go 40-11 (.784) in Manhattan since 2011.
The Wildcats are 145-53 (.732) at home under head coach Suzie Fritz.
K-State has 10 or more wins at home in three straight years entering this season.

ALL AROUND
Chelsea Keating registered her fifth double-double of the season and her career last Saturday with 12 kills and 10 digs.
Over the last five matches, Keating is averaging 2.65 kills/set, 2.8 digs/set and 0.85 blocks/set while also hitting .293.
She is the first K-State outside hitter to have 200+ kills, 200+ digs, 75+ blocks and 25+ aces in a season since Lisa Mimick in 2001.
Keating is also only the fifth Wildcat overall in the rally-scoring era to reach that threshold.

NICE DIGS
Sheridan Zarda became the second Wildcat this season (Kersten Kober, 31) to record at least 25 digs in a match when she had 28 at Baylor.
The redshirt sophomore, whose previous career-high was 11 digs, is now averaging 2.84 digs/set over her last six matches.

CLUB MEMBERS ONLY
Katie Brand, with 1,124 assists, 274 digs and 96 kills, is four kills away from becoming the first K-State setter since 2007 to join the Triple-Triple Club.
The last Wildcat setter to join this club was Stacey Spiegelberg (123 kills, 200 digs, 1,590 assists).
In total, three Wildcat setters have become members of the Triple-Triple Club four times so far (Renee Whitney, 1984; Gabby Guerre, 2004; Spiegelberg, 2005 and 2007).
Brand was close to joining the Triple-Triple Club last year as a redshirt freshman when she had 1,056 assists, 250 digs and 95 kills.
In addition to the four kills, Brand would need 12 blocks through the rest of the season to become the fourth Wildcat in school history to join the Quadruple-Triple Club (100+ kills, assists, digs and blocks).
Brand is averaging 1.4 kills/set and 0.6 blocks/set over the last four matches.
The last Wildcat overall to join the Triple-Triple Club was Kaitlynn Pelger in 2013.

CARDIAC CATS
K-State trailed 2-0 in sets last Saturday at Baylor, but it came back to win - its eighth comeback victory this season.
The eight come-from-behind wins are tied for the most in a single season in program history.
The record for most comeback wins in K-State history has now been set three times, all of which have taken place in the last seven years (2008, 2011, 2014).
The Wildcats have come back from a 2-0 set deficit twice this season (Nov. 1 vs. Texas Tech), which are their most 2-0 comeback wins since they also had two in 2008.
Under head coach Suzie Fritz, K-State has trailed 2-0 96 times and come back to win eight times (five times since 2008).
K-State is also 7-4 this season when it drops the first set.

FIGHTING FOR FIVE
Each of K-State's last three wins have been in five-set contests, helping the Wildcats go 6-1 in five-set matches this season.
K-State trails Oklahoma (3-5) for the most five-set matches played by a Big 12 team this year.
K-State's seven five-set matches are its most in a season since it played in a program-record nine during the 2011 season.
The seven five-set matches are also tied for the fifth-most in a single season in program history.
Since the start of the 2011 season, K-State is 22-2 in five-set matches.
K-State beat TCU in five sets in the last meeting between the two programs in Manhattan on Oct. 5, 2013.

AT THE POLLS
K-State, ranked No. 23 last week, dropped out of the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll for the first time since the October 6 poll.
The Wildcats had been ranked for five straight weeks, reaching as high as No. 22.
K-State is still receiving votes, however, checking in with 43 points.
The Wildcats lead a group of four Big 12 teams receiving votes this week, ahead of KU (24 points), Oklahoma (16) and Iowa State (10).
Texas is the lone Big 12 team ranked, sitting at No. 3 - up from last week's No. 5 standing.

IN THE RPI
After ranking No. 16 in the NCAA's RPI rankings last week, K-State slid to No. 18 this week.
The Wildcats are one of five Big 12 teams sprinkled in the RPI's top-25, with No. 2 Texas leading the way for the conference and followed by No. 15 Iowa State, No. 16 Kansas, K-State and No. 25 Oklahoma.
The Big 12 is the second-highest ranked conference in the RPI.
K-State is 5-5 against the top-50 and 11-6 against the top-100.

TCU SERIES
K-State leads the all-time series against TCU, 4-1.
The Wildcats are 2-0 at home vs. TCU.
Four of the five meetings between the two programs have been decided in straight sets, including this year's first meeting on Oct. 15 in Fort Worth (K-State, 3-0).