Oral Roberts (3-1) at (–/rv) Kansas State (2-0)
Monday, November 18, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum | Manhattan, Kansas
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• Anna Christianson (sideline)
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Kansas State: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Overall: 556-301/28th season | At K-State: 102-66/6th season
Oral Roberts: Misti Cussen (Southern Nazarene ’93)
Overall: 112-107/9th season | At Oral Roberts: Same
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP (based on previous game)
Kansas State (1-0)
G: #3 Angela Harris | F: #11 Peyton Williams | G: #12 Rachel Ranke | G: #43 Christianna Carr | C: #50 Ayoka Lee
Oral Roberts (3-1)
G: #21 Rylie Torrey | G: #23 Macy Gore | C: #24 Montserrat Brotons | G: #32 Sarah Garvie | G: #33 Keni Jo Lippe
Overall: K-State leads, 6-2
In Manhattan: 6-0
Last Meeting: December 14, 2014; K-State won 53-47 in Manhattan
MANHATTAN, Kansas – K-State resumes its four-game home stand on Monday night, as the Wildcats host Oral Roberts. Game time is 6:30 p.m.
• Monday’s game can be seen live on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play), Missy Heidrick (analyst) and Anna Christianson (sideline) will have the call.
• Following an 84-40 win over UIC, K-State owns a nine-game winning streak in Bramlage Coliseum against non-conference opponents.
• Sophomore Christianna Carr led K-State with 20 points including a 4-of-9 effort from beyond the arc. Junior Rachel Ranke carded 14 points including a 4-of-8 effort from three. This was the second time that Carr and Ranke have each buried four of more 3-pointers in the same game.
• Redshirt freshman Ayoka Lee turned in her first career double-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks. The center from Byron, Minnesota, is the sixth player in program history to register a double-double and have five or more blocks in the same game.
• Defensively, K-State has held its first two opponents to a combined field goal percentage of 26.8 percent which ranks ninth in the nation in the early portion of the season. A season ago, the Wildcats held five teams to under 30.0 percent from the field.
Five names, numbers or storylines about K-State women’s basketball
1. Lockdown Defense
• Kansas State has held its first two opponents to 49 points or less for the second straight season. The last time the Wildcats started a season allowing 49 points or less in three straight games was the 1972-73 season.
• K-State has recorded consecutive games of 50 or more rebounds for the first time in the Jeff Mittie era and the first time since February 26 and March 1, 2000.
3. Three-Ball for All
• K-State buried 11 three-point field goals against UIC on November 11. The 11 connections were the most since the Wildcats made 14 at Oklahoma on February 10, 2019.
4. Engine in Carr
• Sophomore Christianna Carr leads K-State in scoring this season at 17.5 points per game. She tallied her fifth career game with 20 or more points with 20 against UIC.
5. Ranke on the Glass
• Rachel Ranke tallied 14 points and six rebounds against UIC. This was her 17th career game with five or more rebounds. She has five career games with five or more rebounds and four or more connections from beyond the arc. K-State is 4-1 in those games.
Last Time Out
(rv/rv) Kansas State 84, UIC 40 (November 11, 2019; Manhattan)
• K-State registered its largest margin of victory since a 48-point win over Chicago State on Dec. 18, 2017.
• Defensively, the Wildcats stymied the UIC attack with 11 blocks and nine steals. The 11 blocks are the sixth-highest single game total in program history.
• K-State had four players in double figures, led by Christianna Carr and Rachel Ranke with 20 and 14 points, respectively. Each player connected on four 3-point field goals.
Number to Know
• Kansas State has pulled in 109 rebounds in the first two games this season (54.5 per game).
• The 109 rebounds are the most in any two-game span for K-State since November 25 and December 1, 2006, when the Wildcats also pulled in 109 boards.
• The Wildcats are averaging a rebounding margin of +19.0 per game.
• K-State ranks third in the nation in rebounds per game and ninth in the nation in rebounding margin.
At a Glance: Oral Roberts
• Oral Roberts (3-1) opened the 2019-20 season with three straight wins before dropping a 94-68 decision at (23/22) Arkansas on Thursday, November 14.
• On the sideline, Oral Roberts is led by ninth-year head coach Misti Cussen. In her time with the Golden Eagles, Cussen has amassed a record of 112-107 (.511).
• On the floor, Oral Roberts has been led by junior Keni Jo Lippe redshirt senior Rylie Torrey.
• Lippe, a guard from Adair, Oklahoma, is averaging 17.3 points and is second on the team in rebounding with 7.8 per game and assists with 2.5. At Arkansas, Lippe paced the Golden Eagles with 24 points and nine rebounds.
• Torrey, a guard from Locust Grove, Oklahoma, is second on the team in scoring with 16.5 points per game.
Wildcats with 300+ Wins in Bramlage
• K-State is 337-133 (.717) all-time inside Bramlage Coliseum, which is in its 32nd season of existence.
• The Wildcats were 12-4 at home in the 2018-19 season and started the season with an eight-game home court winning streak.
• This was the 30th time in 52 seasons that the Wildcats reached double figures in home victories. This marked the 22nd season K-State has won 10 or more games in Bramlage including five straight seasons.
• In his career in games played in his home venue, head coach Jeff Mittie is 341-90 (.791) including a 67-25 (.728) record at K-State.
• Kansas State has protected Bramlage Coliseum with determination against non-conference foes with a record of 196-26 (.883). Mittie is 42-5 (.894) in non-conference games in Bramlage Coliseum.
K-State Cleaning the Glass
• Since the 2001-02 season, Kansas State owns a record of 226-28 (.890) when holding the edge on the glass.
• The Wildcats hauled in a season-high 59 rebounds against UIC on November 11 and carded and +31 margin against the Flames (59-28).
• The 59 rebounds against UIC were the most by a K-State team since pulling down 61 boards against Mississippi Valley State on December 1, 2006.
• The +31 rebounding margin for the Wildcats was the largest in the Jeff Mittie era started in 2014-15 and the largest by a K-State team since at least the 2000-01 season.
• K-State held the edge on the boards in 13 games in 2018-19 (12-1) and had a season-high 50 rebounds against Kansas City on November 18, 2018, which was the only time K-State snared 50 or more rebounds last season.
• For the season, K-State is averaging 54.5 rebounds per game and ranks third in the nation. K-State’s rebounding margin of +19.0 per game ranks ninth in the nation.
Wildcats’ Defense Forges Identity
• K-State has continued to be a force on the defensive end during head coach Jeff Mittie‘s six seasons on the bench.
• The Wildcats have allowed its opponents 44.0 points per game and a field goal percentage of .268. K-State ranks third in the Big 12 and seventh in the nation in scoring defense. The Wildcats are third in the Big 12 and ninth in the nation in field goal percentage.
• K-State allowed 40 points to UIC on November 11, which were the fewest surrendered by K-State since allowing 40 to UTEP on November 26, 2016.
• This is the second straight season K-State has allowed 49 points or fewer in the first two games of the season.
• During the last 18 seasons, K-State is 112-3 (.974) when holding an opponent to 49 points or less including a 31-0 mark in the Mittie era.
• In the 2018-19 season, the Wildcats had a scoring defense of 64.4 points per game allowed. The Wildcats were 111th in the nation in field goal percentage allowed at .389.
K-State Attacking the Paint
• Kansas State has pounded the paint to open the 2019-20 season. The Wildcats have scored 70 of its 157 points from the lane. K-State is shooting 49.3 percent from the paint this season, including a 65.7 percent effort from inside the restricted space.
• Against Omaha to begin the season, the Wildcats scored 40 of its 73 points from in the lane and shot 48.8 percent in the painted area.
• The Wildcats notched 30 of its 84 points from the lane and shot a season-high 50 percent from the lane including an 81.3 percent performance from the restricted space.
• In the 2018-19 season, the Wildcats scored 928 points in the paint (28.1 ppg). The 928 points represented 43.6 percent of K-State’s overall point total last season. K-State held a differential of +63 in points in the paint over its opponents.
• K-State scored a season-high of 44 points in the paint against UMKC on November 18. The 44 points in the lane were the most since K-State notched 50 points in the paint against Texas Tech on February 7, 2018. The Wildcats had 16 games with 30 or more points in the paint last season.
• Under head coach Jeff Mittie, Kansas State has scored 900 or more points in the paint in five straight seasons including a high of 1,064 points (31.3 ppg) during the 2016-17 season.
Wildcats Solid From the Arc
• The Wildcats have started the 2019-20 season by connecting on 6.5 three-point field goals per game with a percentage at 36.1. Of K-State’s 157 points this season, 24.8 percent have come from a three-pointer.
• Kansas State buried a season-high 11 three-point field goals against UIC, which were the most since K-State registered a 2018-19 season-high 14 connections from beyond the arc at Oklahoma on February 10. The 14 connections were tied for the most in the Jeff Mittie era.
• In the Mittie era, the Wildcats have made five or more 3-pointers in a game 119 times in 168 total games including 19 games with 10 or more connections from deep (17-2).
• K-State has benefitted from the shooting of Rachel Ranke and Christianna Carr. When either player has made three or more 3-pointers in a game, K-State is 15-2.
• In the six seasons under Mittie, K-State has buried 1,015 three-pointers which is 6.0 per game.
• In the 2018-19 season, K-State was 188-of-623 (.302) from beyond the arc. K-State made five or more 3-point field goals in 20 games last season. The Wildcats recorded 26.5 percent (564 points; 0.91 points/attempt) of its point total off 3-pointers.
Carr Starts Strong
• Christianna Carr has started her second collegiate season with a bang. She is averaging a team-high 17.5 points and pulling in 5.5 rebounds. She is also shooting 42.9 percent (6-of-14) from beyond the arc.
• Against UIC, Carr recorded her fifth career game with 20 or more points with 20. She buried four 3-point field goals against the Flames, her fifth career game with four or more connections.
• In her first season with the Wildcats, Carr averaged 9.8 points, 1.7 three-point field goals made and 2.8 rebounds. The 2019 Big 12 All-Freshman Team recipient reached double figures in scoring in 13 games this season.
• Carr made 56 three-point field goals last season, which was second on the team. Her total of 56 ranked tied for sixth for a freshman in program history. She was the fourth K-State freshman to register 325 or more points and 50 or more three-point field goals made in a season.
• Carr had 15 games with two or more 3-point field goals made including a high of five against Vanderbilt on December 2.
• Carr was a two-time USBWA National Freshman of the Week and Big 12 Freshman of the Week selection last season (Jan. 22 & March 5).
• Against Princeton, Carr achieved a career-high 22 points on 7-of-16 shooting including 4-of-8 from beyond the arc.
• Against Vanderbilt, she carded her second straight 20-point game with 21 points on 7-of-16 shooting including a career-best 5-of-11 from 3-point range.
Lee Joins Unique Club
• In just her second collegiate game, redshirt freshman Ayoka Lee joined a unique club in program history.
• Against UIC on November 11, Lee registered 13 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks. This was her first career double-double and she became the sixth player in program history to record a double-double and five or more blocks in the same game. She is the fourth player in the Jeff Mittie era to achieve the feat.
• The center from Byron, Minnesota, is averaging a double-double through two games this season with 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks. She ranks 15th in the nation for total blocks (8) and fifth in the nation in blocks per game.
Source: Kansas State Sports