Jan. 27, 2014
Oklahoma at Kansas State
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 | 7 p.m.
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.
Tickets: Visit www.kstatesports.com or call (800) 221-CATS
Promotion: National Women & Girls in Sports Day
TV: FOX Sports Kansas City (PbP: Brian Smoller; Color: Missy Heidrick)
Radio: K-State Sports Network (PbP: Matt Walters; Color: Kristin Waller)
Internet: K-State Gameday (Host: Kelly McHugh; Analyst: Nicole Ohlde; Analyst: Kimberly Dietz); Free live game audio & free live stats at www.kstatesports.com
Kansas State Wildcats (8-11, 2-6 Big 12)
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)
Career Record: 347-218 (.614) 18th year
School Record: Same
Last game: L, 71-64 vs. Kansas on Jan. 25, 2014
Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB
Oklahoma Sooners (13-7, 4-3 Big 12)
Head Coach: Sherri Coale (Oklahoma Christian ‘87)
Career Record: 394-186 (.679) 18th year
School Record: Same
Last game: W, 63-52 vs. TCU on Jan. 25, 2014
Series History and Notes
Oklahoma leads the series, 33-23... Oklahoma has won 13 straight in the series and 20 of the last 24 meetings... K-State is 12-13 all-time against the Sooners in Manhattan... The Sooners won the last meeting, 61-50, on Jan. 11 in Norman... K-State’s last win over Oklahoma came on Jan. 31, 2004 in Manhattan, 74-65... Head coach Deb Patterson is 4-19 against the Sooners.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will close out its two-game home stand to end the month of January on Wednesday night at 7 p.m., as the Wildcats host Oklahoma. Wednesday night’s game promotion will represent K-State’s participation in National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Wednesday’s game will be broadcast by FOX Sports Kansas City. This will be the 208th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television. K-State holds an all-time record of 124-83 (.599) in televised games. Handling the broadcast will be the award-winning Brian Smoller on play-by-play and former Wildcat letter winner Missy Heidrick with the color analysis.
Wednesday night’s game will be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com, as the award-winning Matt Walters delivers the play-by-play and former K-State letter winner Kristin Waller drops in with the color analysis. Fans can follow the live stats at kstatesports.com, and receive updates on Twitter by following @kstate_gameday. Subscribers to K-StateHD.TV, can tune in at 6:30 p.m., to K-StateHD.TV to watch K-State Gameday hosted by K-State Sports Extra’s Kelly McHugh and former Wildcat All-American Nicole Ohlde.
In the Wildcats’ last game, K-State (8-11, 2-6 Big 12) fell to its in-state rival Kansas for the third straight time as the Jayhawks picked up a 71-64 decision in Bramlage Coliseum on Jan. 25. For the third time this season, K-State held an opponent without a connection from behind the 3-point line as KU was 0-of-9. Kansas State has now held opponents without a 3-point field goal 12 times in the last eight seasons. Over that same span, K-State has made a 3-point field goal in 230 consecutive games.
Pacing the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon were the tandem of Leticia Romero and Katya Leick. Romero recorded 17 points, eight assists and five rebounds. The product of Las Palmas, Spain, has led K-State in scoring 11 times and has dished out five or more assists 10 times.
For the season, Romero is the top freshman scorer and passer in the Big 12 as she is averaging team-highs of 14.4 points (8th in Big 12), 5.8 rebounds (15th in Big 12), 4.6 assists (t6th in Big 12) and 1.7 steals (8th in Big 12). She is the only freshman in the Big 12 to average 10+ points, 5+ rebounds, 4.5+ assists and 1.5+ steals. In league games, Romero is averaging 16.6 points to rank fifth, while her field goal percentage is fifth in the league at .505.
Leick tallied 12 points and a team-high nine rebounds against the Jayhawks. She has reached double figures three times this season and has pulled in five or more rebounds 10 times.
This season, Leick is averaging 7.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. In league action, she is averaging 8.6 points and 5.1 boards.
At a Glance: Oklahoma
Oklahoma (13-7, 4-3 Big 12) has won three of its last four games, holding off TCU on Jan. 25 in Norman, 63-52.
The Sooners are led on the bench by 18th year head coach Sherri Coale. The 1987 graduate of Oklahoma Christian owns a 394-186 (.679) record during her time in Norman and guided the Sooners to the 2010 Final Four.
On the floor, Oklahoma is paced by four players who average double figures in scoring. Leading the way is senior guard Aaryn Ellenberg with an average of 19.7 points per game which ranks third in the Big 12. Ellenberg leads the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game with 2.9. Against TCU on Saturday, Ellenberg tallied 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting while pocketing three steals.
Joining Ellenberg in double figures is junior Sharane Campbell. The product of Spencer, Okla., is averaging 12.4 points and a team-best 5.5 rebounds.
Wildcats Goose Egg Three Foes From Distance
K-State has been able to limit the connections from beyond the arc by its opponents this season. The Wildcats are fifth in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage defense (.292; 74-of-253) and have allowed its opponents to make just 3.9 three-point field goals a game.
K-State has held three opponents (vs. Virginia, Nov. 29; UCSB, Dec. 15; vs. KU, Jan. 25) without a connection from the 3-point line this season, which is the first time the Wildcats have done this since the 2005-06 season.
Kansas State has now held opponents without a 3-point field goal 12 times in the last eight seasons, including 10 times in the last five seasons.