Wildcats Host UIW on Tuesday in Bramlage

UIW (2-3) at Kansas State (3-3)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019  |  6:30 p.m.  |  Bramlage Coliseum  |  Manhattan, Kansas

Big 12 Now on ESPN+ (https://k-st.at/2XDoyCk)
Brian Smoller (play-by-play)
• Missy Heidrick (analyst)
• Anna Christianson (sideline)

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

• Fort Riley’s Operation Santa
K-State will accept toy donations for Fort Riley’s Operation Santa Claus. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys or gift cards. In exchange for the toy donation, fans will be able purchase a single-game ticket for just $3.

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

Kansas State: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Overall: 557-304/28th season  |  At K-State: 103-69/6th season

UIW: Jeff Dow (Oregon ’91)
Overall: 260-195/20th season  |  At UIW: 2-3/1st season

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP (based on previous game)
Kansas State (3-3)
G: #3 Angela Harris  |  F: #11 Peyton Williams  |  G: #12 Rachel Ranke  |  G: #43 Christianna Carr |  C: #50 Ayoka Lee
UIW (2-3)
G: #0 Macy Ray  |  F: #1 Alexis Henry  |  G: #5 Kara Speer  |  G: #10 Victoria Jackson  |  G: #11 Imani Robinson

Overall: First Meeting
In Manhattan: –
Last Meeting: –
Head Coach Jeff Mittie vs. UIW: First Meeting

MANHATTAN, Kansas – K-State will play the first of just two home games in the month of December on Tuesday against UIW at 6:30 p.m. The Wildcats will look to snap a three-game skid.

• Tuesday’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 were led in the Junkanoo Jam by redshirt freshman Ayoka Lee and senior Peyton Williams. Lee earned Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team – Bimini Division honors by averaging 18.0 points on 15-of-19 (.789) shooting, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks.
• Williams also averaged a double-double during the Junkanoo Jam with 13.0 points and 10.0 rebounds.
• Defensively, K-State has held its opponents to a combined field goal percentage of 33.6 percent which ranks 33rd in the nation.
• During its recent skid, Kansas State has dropped the three games by a total of 13 points.

Starting 5
Five names, numbers or storylines about K-State women’s basketball
1. Board Work
• K-State has had the advantage on the glass in all six games this season. The Wildcats rank fourth in the nation and lead the Big 12 in rebounds per game at 48.8.
2. Rejection
• Kansas State leads the Big 12 and ranks fourth in the nation for blocks per game at 6.8. The Wildcats are 11th in the nation for total blocks with 41.
3. Williams a Double-Double Machine
Peyton Williams, a candidate for every national award, owns 25 career double-doubles and is tied for fifth in program history for career double-doubles. She has opened the 2019-20 season with a double-double in four of her five games played.  She is averaging 13.4 points and 14.0 rebounds and ranks 11th in the nation for double-doubles this season.
4. Lee Equals First Quarter Records
• Against Michigan State, Ayoka Lee tied the school records for points in a first quarter (11) and field goals made in a first quarter (5). Lee would finish the game with 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting and 6-of-7 from the free throw line.
5. Carr from Afar
• Sophomore Christianna Carr has made 20 three-point field goals to begin the 2019-20 season. She ranks second in the Big 12 and 40th in the nation in 3-point field goals made. Carr is averaging 3.3 three-point field goals made per game and ranks second in the Big 12 and 20th in the nation.

Last Time Out
(15/15) Michigan State 65, Kansas State 60 (November 30, 2019; Bimini, Bahamas)
• K-State was unable to hold a one-point lead in the final two minutes against the Spartans.
• The Wildcats stifled Michigan State in the third quarter, holding the Spartans to five points on 13.3 percent shooting (2-of-15).
• Redshirt freshman center Ayoka Lee led the Wildcats with career-highs of 22 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks. Lee was named to the Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team – Bimini Division.
• K-State has had the edge on the boards in every game this season, outrebounding the Spartans – 40-37.

Number to Know
• Kansas State’s Ayoka Lee has tallied 21 blocked shots (3.5 bpg) in her first six games as a Wildcat.
• Her 21 blocked shots are the most over any 6-game span by a K-State player since Breanna Lewis blocked 21 shots in the final six games of the 2015-16 season.
• Lee leads all the freshmen in the nation in blocks per game and is second among NCAA Division I freshmen for total blocks.

At a Glance: UIW
• Following a week off from competition, UIW (2-3) comes to Manhattan after losing two previous road games.
• On the sideline, the Cardinals are led by first-year head coach Jeff Dow. Dow, a 1991 graduate of Oregon, owns an overall career record of 260-195 (.571).
• On the floor, UIW has been led by senior guard Imani Robinson.
• Robinson is averaging 9.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

12th Month of the Calendar Reaches 200 Wins
• In the 52nd year of women’s basketball at K-State, the Wildcats own a record of 224-94 (.704) in the month of December.
• Under head coach Jeff Mittie, K-State is 23-9 (.719) in the month of December.
• K-State has had a .500 or better record in the month of December 45 times in its history, including a current streak of 25 consecutive seasons.

K-State Cleaning the Glass
• Since the 2001-02 season, Kansas State owns a record of 227-31 (.880) when holding the edge on the glass.
• For the season, K-State is averaging 48.8 rebounds per game and ranks fourth in the nation and leads the Big 12. K-State’s rebounding margin of +11.7 per game ranks 22nd in the nation. The Wildcats have had the edge on the boards in every game this season.
• K-State has three games this season with 50 or more rebounds for the first time since the 2002-03 season (4).
• 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.

Lee Joins Unique Club
• In just six career collegiate games, redshirt freshman Ayoka Lee has joined and improved upon 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.
• Against Michigan State, Lee tallied a career-high 22 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high six blocks.
• The center from Byron, Minnesota, is averaging a double-double through six games this season with 14.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.5 blocks. She ranks eighth in the nation for blocks per game and 25th in the nation in rebounds per game.

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