K-State to Travel to Oregon for December Matchup

MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State women’s basketball will square off with a 2019 Final Four participant, as the Wildcats will travel to Eugene, Oregon, to face Oregon on Saturday, December 21, at Matthew Knight Arena.

“Every year our non-conference schedule is designed to challenge our team and position us to be in the NCAA Tournament field of 64,” said head coach Jeff Mittie about the December contest. “Adding Oregon for a two-game series helps us accomplish this by adding a team that is a preseason number one in a poll already and coming off a Final Four appearance.”

This is the second meeting between the Wildcats and Ducks, as Oregon registered a 79-69 win on December 10, 1999, in Springfield, Missouri. Against current members of the Pac 12 Conference, K-State is 47-48. This is the fourth straight season K-State will face an opponent from the Pac 12 Conference (Arizona State, 2018-19; UCLA and Utah, 2017-18; Stanford, 2016-17).

Oregon notched a 33-5 overall record and 16-2 mark in the Pac 12. The Ducks advanced to the first Final Four in program history in 2019 and fell to eventual national champion, Baylor.

K-State’s game at Oregon is in addition to the Wildcats trip to the 17th annual Junkanoo Jam in the Bimini, Bahamas. The Wildcats will face Memphis on Friday, November 29, at 2 p.m. (CT), and will face either LSU or Michigan State on Saturday, November 30, at either 3:30 p.m. (CT), or 5:45 p.m. (CT).

Kansas State concluded the 2018-19 season with a 21-12 overall record and an appearance in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. This was the fifth straight season the Wildcats reached the postseason under the direction of Mittie.

K-State will return nine letter winners from the 2018-19 season for the 2019-20 season, led by the trio of senior Peyton Williams, junior Rachel Ranke and sophomore Christianna Carr. The Wildcats will also welcome in redshirt freshman Ayoka Lee and freshmen Emma Chapman, Emilee Ebert and Jada Thorpe.

K-State women’s basketball season tickets for the 2019-20 season are available now for purchase. For more information on season ticket packages for the Wildcats’ 17-game home schedule, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office by calling 1-800-221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.

2019-20 Kansas State Women’s Basketball Schedule

Day            Date          Opponent                       Location                  Time
Junkanoo Jam
Friday        Nov. 29        vs. Memphis                    Bimini, Bahamas        2 p.m.
Saturday    Nov. 30        vs. LSU/Michigan State    Bimini, Bahamas        TBD

Sunday      Dec. 21       at Oregon                        Eugene, Oregon         TBA

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Source: Kansas State Sports