Wildcats End Home Stand on Sunday


GAME PREVIEW
NOV 20, 1 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

NR/NR
LAMAR
CARDINALS
1-2 (0-0 Southland)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
2-0 (0-0 Big 12)

ESPN3
K-State Sports Network


MANHATTAN, Kansas –
Kansas State ends its three-game home stand on Sunday, as the Wildcats host Lamar at 1 p.m.

• Sunday afternoon’s game can be seen live on ESPN3, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Missy Heidrick (color analyst) will have the call.
• K-State secured the program’s 300th win in Bramlage Coliseum in its last game, defeating Tulsa, 82-62, on Nov. 14. Kansas State owns a 300-116 (.721) inside Bramlage Coliseum, including a 165-26 (.864) mark in non-conference games. Head coach Jeff Mittie is now 19-1 in non-conference games in Bramlage Coliseum, including a current win streak of 10 in home non-conference games.
• With the win over the Golden Hurricane, K-State has opened the season with a 2-0 record. This is the seventh straight season Kansas State has opened a season 2-0.  
• Five Wildcats reached double figures against Tulsa, led by All-America candidate Breanna Lewis. Lewis finished with a game-high 18 points, pulled in six rebounds and blocked two shots. The product of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is averaging 12.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks to begin the season.
• Joining Lewis in double figures was senior guard Kindred Wesemann and freshman forward Eternati Willock with 12 and 11 points respectively. Willock also pulled in seven rebounds in her K-State debut.
• Also reaching double figures were junior guard/forward Shaelyn Martin and sophomore guard Kayla Goth with 10 points each. Goth leads the Wildcats in scoring with 16.5 points per game.

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• #KStateWBB sophomore guard Kayla Goth has opened the season by shooting 82.4 percent from the field in the first two games. She leads the team in field goal percentage and ranks third in the Big 12.
• Goth is 14-of-17 from the field for the season, which includes a 9-of-11 effort against Chicago State and a 5-of-6 performance against Tulsa.
• During the first two games, Goth has recorded her first career games in double figures for points.

At a Glance: Lamar
• Lamar (1-2) opened its season with a pair of losses at Oregon State and at Oregon. The Cardinals returned home and defeated St. Thomas-Houston, 95-49, on Wednesday.
• Entering the 2016-17 season, Lamar was picked to finish fourth in the Southland Conference by the league’s coaches.
• The Cardinals finished the 2015-16 season with a 12-19 overall record.
• Lamar is led on the sidelines by fourth-year head coach Robin Harmony. Harmony owns a mark of 48-47 during her time in Beaumont.
• On the floor, Lamar is paced by redshirt sophomore guard Moe Kinard with 13.3 points per game.
• The Cardinals are also receiving production from its bench, as junior guard Baileigh O’Dell is averaging 11.3 points per game. Against St. Thomas, O’Dell paced Lamar with 20 points.

Mittie Approaching 500 Career Wins
Jeff Mittie, one of the winningest active coaches in NCAA Division I with more than 490 career wins, enters his third season at the helm of the K-State program in 2016-17.
• Mittie, the ninth head women’s basketball coach in K-State history, owns an overall career record of 494-262 (.653) in his 25 years as a head coach.
• He has averaged 21 wins per season and experienced only one losing season in his previous 24 seasons.
• Mittie is the second coach in school history (Lynn Hickey) to guide the program to consecutive postseason appearances in their first two seasons with the program.
• Mittie has improved K-State’s league win total in each of his first two seasons in Manhattan.
• Mittie is the first head coach in program history to win 10 of his first 11 games to begin consecutive seasons. Mittie is one of two active head coaches in the Big 12 (Kim Mulkey, Baylor) to win 10 of their 11 games to begin consecutive seasons at their current school.
• Mittie has 17 postseason appearances (NCAA or WNIT Tournaments), in which he has a combined record of 17-15.
• Under Mittie in 2014-15, K-State improved its overall record by eight wins from the 2013-14 season (11 to 19), which was the third-largest win improvement from one season to the next in school history.

K-State Nearing 900 Wins as a Program
• K-State’s record in its 49th season of women’s basketball stands at 893-556 (.616). The 893 wins rank 21st in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history and second among Big 12 members.
• The Wildcats have accumulated 23 20-win seasons and have secured 300 victories inside Bramlage Coliseum.
• K-State has 163 wins in the Big 12 Conference.
• In postseason play, the Wildcats have 12 wins in the NCAA Tournament and 14 wins in the WNIT.
• Kansas State has registered 211 victories when they were ranked in the Associated Press top-25 poll and achieved 73 wins against teams ranked in the AP poll.

Three is not a Crowd, It’s a Benefit
• Since the 2011-12 season, when three or more players reach double figures in scoring in the same game, K-State is 62-33 (.653).
• K-State had a season-high five players reach double figures against Tulsa on Nov. 14. This was the first time five players scored in double figures in a game since Nov. 14, 2014 against SIUE.

K-State Strong in the Lane
• Kansas State has opened the 2016-17 season with a 102-22 advantage in points in the paint. The 102 points (51.0 ppg) are 61.8 percent of the Wildcats’ overall point total this season.
• The Wildcats recorded a 60-12 advantage in the lane against Tulsa. The 60 points in the paint are the most by a K-State team since at least the 2006-07 season.
• In the 2015-16 season, the Wildcats had 926 points in the paint last season (28.9 ppg), including a season-high 48 points against Western Illinois on Dec. 21, 2015.  
• K-State outscored its opponents, 926-696, in the lane in the 2015-16 season. The Wildcats had the edge in the paint in 24 games in the 2015-16 season (16-8).
• The 926 points were 44.9 percent of K-State’s point total last season.
• In two seasons under head coach Jeff Mittie, K-State has ended both seasons with the edge in the paint and have scored 900 or more points in the lane in both seasons.

Off to the Races
• Kansas State has registered a 35-2 advantage in fastbreak points in the first two games, including a high of 21 points against Chicago State on Nov. 11.
• In 2015-16, K-State held a 168-155 edge in fastbreak points and averaged 5.3 per game.
• The Wildcats had a five-game streak last season from Dec. 7 to Jan. 2 in which K-State tallied 10 or more points in transition, with K-State recording a 4-1 mark during the streak.

Lewis Cleans the Glass
• Senior center Breanna Lewis continues to ascend the K-State career rebounding list, as she has hauled in 599 in her career to rank 16th in school history. Lewis needs one rebound to become the 16th player with 600 or more rebounds in program history and six rebounds to move into 15th.
• Last season, Lewis registered seven games with 10 or more rebounds and has 16 games in her career in double figures on the glass. She has pulled in five or more rebounds 64 times.
• Lewis had a career-high seven double-doubles last season (all in Big 12 play) and owns 12 in her career. She needs one double-double in her career to move into a tie for 10th in program history.