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K-State Welcomes in No. 1 Baylor


GO WILDCATS
Bri Craig is averaging 14.7 points in the last three games.

GO WILDCATS
Bri Craig is averaging 14.7 points in the last three games.
GO WILDCATS

Jan. 14, 2013

Game Notes

Game 17

(1/1) Baylor at Kansas State
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 | 7 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

Game Information
Tickets: Visit www.kstatesports.com or call the K-State athletic ticket office at (800) 221-CATS

Promotions: “Wildcat Weekday 4 Pack” – Four general admission tickets and four concession vouchers valid for a hot dog, chips and a drink for only $30.

TV: FOX Sports Midwest/K-StateHD.TV (PbP: Brian Smoller; Color: Missy Heidrick)
Cox Cable: 34 or 2034; DirecTV: 671; DISH Network: check local listings

Radio: K-State Sports Network (PbP: Matt Walters; Color: Kristin Waller)

Internet: Live video on K-StateHD.TV (subscription required), free live audio & free live stats at www.kstatesports.com

Kansas State Wildcats (10-6, 1-3 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 330-195 (.629) 17th year
School Record: Same
Last game: L, 66-52 vs. West Virginia on Jan. 12, 2013
website: www.kstatesports.com
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB

(1/1) Baylor Lady Bears (14-1, 4-0 Big 12)
Head Coach: Kim Mulkey (Louisiana Tech ‘84)
Career Record: 352-80 (.815) - 13th season
School Record: Same
Last game: W, 82-60 at Kansas on Jan. 13, 2013
website: www.baylorbears.com
Twitter: @BaylorAthletics

Series History and Notes
Baylor leads the series, 18-9, and has won 13 straight in the series... K-State’s last win over Baylor came on Jan. 27, 2004, an 85-65 decision in Manhattan... The Lady Bears won the last meeting between the teams, 86-65, on March 9, 2012 in Kansas City in the 2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships semifinals... Head coach Deb Patterson is 7-17 against Baylor... K-State is 0-6 when facing the No. 1 ranked team in the AP poll.

    
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State remains at home on Wednesday, as the Wildcats host No. 1 Baylor at 7 p.m. Fans can take in Wednesday’s game by purchasing the “Wildcat Weekday 4 Pack” of four general admission tickets and four concession vouchers for a hot dog, chips and a drink for only $30.

Wednesday night’s game can be seen live on FOX Sports Midwest and K-StateHD.TV. Handling the telecast will be Brian Smoller on play-by-play and former Wildcat letterwinner Missy Heidrick on the color commentary. Check local listings for availability in your area. This will be the 168th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television and the 113th on the FSN family of networks. K-State holds an all-time record of 104-67 (.608) in televised games, including a 68-43 (.613) mark on the FSN family of networks.

The game will also be available on the K-State Sports Network with the award-winning Matt Walters delivering the play-by-play and former Wildcat letterwinner Kristin Waller providing the color analysis. Fans can also follow the free live stats at kstatesports.com and receive updates on Twitter by following @kstate_gameday.

Senior Brittany Chambers posted her 25th career game with 20 points on Jan. 12, but K-State (10-6, 1-3 Big 12) fell to West Virginia, 66-52. Chambers moved up to sixth in career scoring at K-State during the game with a career total of 1,674 points. The 2013 All-America candidate from Jordan, Minn., needs 32 points to move into the top-5 in school history.

In addition to her 20 points, Chambers led K-State in rebounding with six boards and dished out a game-high five assists. With her six rebounds, Chambers moved into 11th on the K-State career list with 702.

For the season, Chambers leads the Wildcats in scoring and ranks third in the Big 12 (18.5 ppg). She also paces the team in rebounding (7.6 rpg), assists (2.9 apg) and three-point field goals made and attempted (39-of-113, .345).

Joining Chambers in double figures against the Mountaineers were freshman Bri Craig and sophomore Haley Texada. Craig reached double digits in scoring for the third straight game with 12 points, while Texada added 10. Craig is averaging 12.3 points in her first four Big 12 games to rank 18th in league only games. She is the first K-State freshman since Laurie Koehn in the 2001-02 season to have four or more games with four or more connections from the 3-point line after the first 16 games.

Texada has scored in double digits in 11 games this season and is averaging 11.9 points per game to rank 16th in the league. She has notched eight games this season with two or more made 3-point field goals.

At a Glance: Baylor
Baylor (14-1, 4-0 Big 12) will look to remain unbeaten in the Big 12 on Wednesday night against the Wildcats. The Lady Bears notched an 82-60 win at Kansas on Sunday, Jan. 13. Baylor has won 26 straight Big 12 regular season games dating back to Feb. 19, 2011 at Texas Tech. The Lady Bears lead the Big 12 in scoring offense (81.9 ppg) and field goal percentage (.504) and are second in the league in scoring defense (51.2 ppg).

Baylor is led by 13th-year head coach Kim Mulkey. The 1984 graduate of Louisiana Tech has accumulated a 352-80 (.815) record during her time in Waco and has led the Lady Bears to consecutive Big 12 regular season titles, 11 NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2005 and 2012 NCAA titles.

The Lady Bears are led by senior post and 2013 national Player of the Year candidate Brittney Griner and junior guard Odyssey Sims. Griner, who earned her 22nd career Big 12 Player of the Week honor after last week’s performance, leads Baylor and the Big 12 in scoring (21.1 ppg) and field goal percentage (.592) and is second in the league in blocked shots (2.7 bpg) and is seventh in rebounding (7.7 rpg). Against the Jayhawks, the 6-8 product of Houston, Texas registered a game-high 33 points, while pulling in seven rebounds, dishing out three assists and blocked three shots.

Sims is the Lady Bears’ second-leading scorer at 12.7 points and is the squad’s leading passer with 5.3 assists. Against Kansas, Sims recorded 14 points and pocketed three steals.

Adding to the Baylor attack outside of Griner and Sims are graduate student post Brooklyn Pope. The 6-1 product of Fort Worth, Texas, is second on the team in rebounding (6.3 rpg) and third in scoring (11.5 ppg).

Wildcats Converting at Charity Stripe
Kansas State has made the most of its opportunities from the foul line recently, carding eight straight games of .700 or better. In Big 12 only games, K-State leads the league with a free throw percentage of .774 and have six players with a free throw percentage of .700 or better in league play.

The recent eight-game stretch started with a .714 effort against Texas A&M on Dec. 19 and included a season-high effort of .833 (15-of-18) at Texas Tech. During the last eight games, K-State is 76-of-98 (.776) from the charity stripe.

In the first eight games of the season, K-State tallied a free throw percentage of .700 or better just once, at Charlotte on Nov. 24, and were shooting .620 from the foul line (62-of-100).

For the season, K-State has been led at the foul line in terms of percentage by junior Chantay Caron at .938 (15-of-16). Caron made her first 15 attempts of the season before missing on her 16th against West Virginia on Jan. 12. In terms of free throws made and attempted this season, Brittany Chambers leads the team at 39-of-51 (.765) and ranks seventh in the Big 12 in free throw percentage for all games. For her career, Chambers is 228-of-308 (.740) from the foul line.

Chambers Closing In On top-5 on Career Scoring List
Brittany Chambers, a two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection and 2012-13 preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention selection, continues to climb the career scoring list at K-State and etch her name among the great scorers in the program’s 45-year history. This season, Chambers leads the Wildcats and ranks third in the Big 12 in scoring and 42nd in the nation with 18.5 points per game.     For her career, Chambers was the 37th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau on Dec. 7, 2011, and became the 10th player in school history to tally 1,500 career points on Dec. 9, 2012. Chambers has scored 1,674 points in 114 career games (14.7 ppg) to rank sixth in school history for total points scored and eighth for career scoring average. She is second among active players in the Big 12 this season for career points. She needs 32 points to move into fifth in school history and pass Diana Miller (1987-91; 1,705).

After not scoring in her first career game on Nov. 14, 2009, she has scored in every game since (113 consecutive) and owns the third-longest consecutive scoring streak in school history behind Ashley Sweat (131 games) and Nicole Ohlde (126). The 2012-13 All-America candidate has scored in double figures in 89 games (78.1 percent of her career games). She is the third player in school history and the first guard to record 1,600 points, 700 rebounds and 275 assists in a career.

Craig Turns Up Scoring    
Freshman guard Bri Craig has increased her scoring during the last three games, averaging 14.7 points per game. During the recent three-game stretch, the product of Lincoln, Neb., has reset her career-high in scoring with 18 points at Texas Tech on Jan. 9. In the last three games, Craig is averaging 14.7 points on a .441 field goal percentage (15-of-34), including an 11-of-24 effort from beyond the arc.

For the season, Craig ranks 28th in the Big 12 in scoring at an average of 9.8 points per game. She ranks seventh in the Big 12 in 3-point field goals made per game (2.0) and is 30-of-92 (.326) from deep.

She has reached double digits in scoring eight times and has made two or more 3-point field goals in a game eight times, including four games with four or more made 3-point field goals. Craig is the first K-State freshman to have four or more games with four or more made 3-point field goals after the first 16 games of a season since Laurie Koehn in the 2001-02 season. In the first 16 games of the 2001-02 season, Koehn tallied eight games with four or more made 3-point field goals. Koehn finished the season with 16 games of four or more made 3-point field goals.

Sticky Fingers for Woods    
Using her long wingspan, Ashia Woods has recorded a team-leading 36 steals this season. The 36 thefts surpass her career season-high from the 2011-12 season when she notched 30 in 34 games.

In K-State’s game against West Virginia on Jan. 12, Woods tallied three steals. Against Idaho State in the season-opener, she pocketed five steals. She has eight games this season with two or more steals and ranks fifth in the Big 12 in steals per game (2.3 spg).

The Last Meeting
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March 9, 2012
Kansas City, Mo.
Cats Fall to No. 1 Baylor in Big 12 Semis
Brittney Griner set a Big 12 tournament record with a career-high 45 points, and had 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots in the Lady Bears' 86-65 rout of the Wildcats in the semifinals Friday.