March 4, 2013
WACO, Texas – With her stellar two games last week, Kansas State senior Brittany Chambers was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week by the league office on Monday. This was the 26th time that a Wildcat has earned the weekly Big 12 honor and the fourth time Chambers has earned the distinction in her career.
Chambers became the first player in the 45-year history of K-State women’s basketball to record consecutive 30-point games, as she led K-State to a win in its regular season home finale on Saturday against Texas Tech and recorded a career-high performance at West Virginia on Tuesday.
In K-State’s 68-62 win over Texas Tech on Saturday, Chambers tallied 31 points on 12-of-19 shooting including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. The product of Jordan, Minn., also pulled in nine rebounds, dished out one assist and pocketed one steal.
In Tuesday’s 66-57 K-State loss at West Virginia, Chambers registered a career-high 36 points on 14-of-25 shooting, including a 6-of-10 effort from beyond the arc. She also hauled in eight rebounds and dished out three assists. This was the highest point total against a conference opponent in school history.
The two efforts were the 32nd and 33rd career games of 20 or more points for Chambers and her 14th and 15th this season. These were her fourth and fifth career 30-point games and the 43rd and 44th in school history. She is tied for the school record with five games of 30 or more points in a career and joins Shawnda DeCamp (1993-94) and Ashley Sweat (2006-10).
The 15 games with 20 or more points are the most by a Wildcat since the 2003-04 season when Kendra Wecker tallied 16 games with 20 or more points.
For the season, Chambers is the only player in the Big 12 this season and the seventh player in the history of the league to achieve 500 points (585), 200 rebounds (218) and 80 assists (88). Chambers has achieved season career-highs in all three categories.
Kansas State will close out the 2012-13 regular season on Monday night, as the Wildcats face No. 1/1 Baylor at 7 p.m., in Waco, Texas. The game will be available on FOX Sports to a national audience. The game will also be on the K-State Sports Network and for free on kstatesports.com.