Notes: K-State Enters Final Stretch, Hosts TCU
Notes: K-State Enters Final Stretch, Hosts TCU
K-State (21-6, 8-5 Big 12) vs. TCU (16-13, 6-8 Big 12)
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
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)
Wildcat Weekend - $3 ticket with K-State vs. Hampton women's basketball ticket
• 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
Cats for Cans - $3 ticket with a donation of a canned good or non-perishable food item
• 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.
• 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).
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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).