Wildcats Host Oklahoma State Wednesday Night

GAME #14
Oklahoma State (10-5, 1-2 Big 12) at Kansas State (7-6, 1-1 Big 12)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020  |  6:30 p.m.  |  Bramlage Coliseum  |  Manhattan, Kan.

TELEVISION
Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Brian Smoller (play-by-play)
• Missy Heidrick (analyst)
• Anna Christianson (analyst)

RADIO
K-State Sports Network
• Matt Walters (play-by-play)
Kristin Waller (analyst)
Listen Online: www.kstatesports.com/watch [free]

TICKETS & PROMOTIONS
Promotions
Wednesday Wildcat 4-Packs: Each Wednesday home game get four general admission tickets and four $10 concession vouchers for just $38.

National Popcorn Day – $1 popcorn available at Bramlage Coliseum concession stands

Tickets
(800) 221-CATS or visit kstatesports.com/tickets

LIVE STATS
www.kstatesports.com

COACHES
Kansas State: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Overall: 561-307/28th season  |  At K-State: 107-72/6th season

Oklahoma State: Jim Littell (Southwestern ’77)
Overall: 589-161/22nd season  |  At Oklahoma State: 171-100/9th season)

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP (based on previous game)
Kansas State (7-6, 1-1 Big 12)
G: #3 Angela Harris  |  F: #11 Peyton Williams  |  F: #25 Jasauen Beard  |  G: #43 Christianna Carr |  C: #50 Ayoka Lee
                
Oklahoma State (10-5, 1-2 Big 12)
F: #1 Kassidy De Lapp  |  G: #3 Micah Dennis  |  F: #4 Natasha Mack  |  F: #12 Vivian Gray  |  G: #33 Clitan De Sousa

SERIES HISTORY
Overall: K-State leads the series, 38-33
In Manhattan: 21-9
Last Meeting: K-State won, 68-58, on March 4, 2019, in Stillwater
Head Coach Jeff Mittie vs. Oklahoma State: 10-8

MANHATTAN, Kansas – K-State opens a two-game home stand this week, as the Wildcats host Oklahoma State on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. K-State has won seven of the last nine meetings in the series.

• Wednesday’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.
• The Wildcats will look for consecutive wins for the first time since mid-November, as the Wildcats have alternated between wins and losses over the last eight games.
• K-State is the only team in the nation with a pair of players to average a double-double this season, led by redshirt freshman center Ayoka Lee at 15.6 points on a .577 field goal percentage and 10.7 rebounds. Lee is also averaging 2.9 blocks.
• Senior Peyton Williams joins Lee in averaging a double-double with 15.5 points on a .490 field goal percentage and a team-high 11.7 rebounds. Williams, a candidate for every national award, has notched seven double-doubles this season.

Starting 5
Five names, numbers or storylines about K-State women’s basketball
1. Harris Heating Up
• Senior Angela Harris has scored in double figures in five of the last six games. In her first two Big 12 games, Harris is averaging 16.5 points and ranks tied for 12th in the Big 12 for league-only games.
2. Williams Moving Up Career Scoring List
Peyton Williams is on the verge of accelerating her place on the K-State scoring list. Williams currently ranks 17th on the K-State career scoring list with 1,308 points. With 14 points, Williams will jump from 17th to 13th on the list and passing Marlies Gipson (2005-09; 1,313 pts), Angie Finkes (1996-00; 1,314 pts), Gayla Williams (1977-81; 1,320 pts) and Kimberly Dietz (2004-08; 1,321 pts).
3. Lee Pacing Big 12 Freshmen
• Redshirt freshman center Ayoka Lee leads all Big 12 freshmen in scoring (15.6 ppg), rebounding (10.7 rpg), blocks (2.9 bpg) and offensive rebounds (4.3 orpg). She is second among the league’s freshmen in field goal percentage (.577).
4. Scoring Up
• Kansas State has scored 70 or more points in eight games this season and are averaging 72.9 points per game. K-State is 7-1 this season when scoring 70 or more points. The last time K-State averaged 70 or more points a game for an entire season came in the 2005-06 season (70.2 ppg).
5. Helping Hand
• Kansas State is third in the Big 12 and 34th in the nation for assists per game at 16.5. The Wildcats are paced by senior Angela Harris with 4.2 assists per game.

Last Time Out
Kansas State 76, Texas Tech 72 (January 11, 2020; Lubbock, Texas)
• K-State extended its Big 12 road winning streak to six games, tying the school record for consecutive conference road wins.
• The trio of Peyton Williams, Ayoka Lee and Angela Harris combined for 58 of K-State’s 76 points.
• K-State made six 3-pointers against the Lady Raiders. The six connections were the most by the Wildcats since December 3.

Number to Know
200 | 35
• Redshirt freshman Ayoka Lee is the second freshman in program history with 200 or more points and 35 or more blocks in a freshman season.
• Lee joined Marlies Gipson (2005-06) in the exclusive club during K-State win at Texas Tech.
• Lee surpassed the 200-point mark in her 13th career game (203 points). Lee tied Kendra Wecker and Nicole Ohlde for the second-fastest player in program history to score 200 or more career points.

At a Glance: Oklahoma State
• Oklahoma State (10-5, 1-2 Big 12) has lost two straight including a 94-48 loss at (6/6) Baylor on Sunday. The Cowgirls opened Big 12 play with a 67-49 win over Kansas on January 4.
• On the sidelines, the Cowgirls are led by ninth year head coach Jim Littell. During his time in Stillwater, Littell has led the program to a 171-100 (.631) record.
• On the floor, Oklahoma State features two players averaging double figures: juniors Vivian Gray and Natasha Mack.
• Gray, a forward from Argyle, Texas, is averaging 19.7 points and 4.6 rebounds. At Baylor, Gray tallied 15 points on 5-of-20 shooting.
• Mack is averaging 17.1 points on a .529 field goal percentage and 12.9 rebounds and 3.3 blocks. The forward from Lufkin, Texas, has leads the Big 12 in double-doubles with 12 including a 25-point, 20-rebound, nine block effort against the Jayhawks.

Wildcats with 300+ Wins in Bramlage
• K-State is 340-135 (.716) all-time inside Bramlage Coliseum, which is in its 32nd season of existence.
• In the 2019-20 season, Kansas State is 5-2 in home games.
• 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 344-92 (.789) including a 70-27 (.722) record at K-State.
• Kansas State has protected Bramlage Coliseum with determination against non-conference foes with a record of 199-27 (.881). Mittie is 45-6 (.882) in non-conference games in Bramlage Coliseum.

First Month the First to 200 Wins
• January was the first month in the history of K-State women’s basketball to surpass the 200-win plateau and the Wildcats own an overall record in the month of 242-175 (.580) in the first month of the year.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 22-23 (.489) in January with the Wildcats.
• K-State has registered a .500 or better record in January 32 times in the history of the program.

Scoring Trends North
• K-State has filled the bucket to begin the 2019-20 season, as the Wildcats are averaging 72.8 points per game with a total of 947 points scored. The Wildcats rank 58th in the nation in scoring offense. K-State has a scoring margin of +8.2 this season, which ranks 84th in the nation.
• The Wildcats have scored 80 or more points three times this season, the most in non-conference play since the 2017-18 season.
• The last time K-State averaged 70 or more points a game for an entire season came in the 2005-06 season (70.2 ppg).
• At the conclusion of the 2018-19 season, K-State averaged 64.5 points per game with 2,128 points scored.
• This marked the first time K-State scored 2,000 or more points in four straight seasons since reaching the mark in eight straight seasons from 2001-02 to 2008-09.

20-Point Quarters for the Wildcats
• Since the inception of the quarter system in the 2015-16 season, K-State owns an overall record of 73-33 (.689) when scoring 20 or more points in any quarter in a game.
• Against Oral Roberts, K-State tallied 33 points in the first quarter to set the school record for points in a first quarter.
• The Wildcats followed with 30 points in the second quarter against the Golden Eagles, marking the first time K-State notched 30 or more points in consecutive quarters.
• Since the 2015-16 season, K-State has registered 169 quarters with 20 or more points with a high of 43 in the 2017-18 season. In the 2019-20 season, K-State has 19 quarters with 20 or more points scored.

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Source: Kansas State Sports