Wildcats, Longhorns Tangle Sunday Afternoon

GAME #15
Texas (10-6, 2-2 Big 12) at Kansas State (7-7, 1-2 Big 12)
Sunday, January 18, 2020  |  12 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
Tickets
(800) 221-CATS or visit kstatesports.com/tickets

LIVE STATS
www.kstatesports.com

COACHES
Kansas State: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Overall: 561-308/28th season  |  At K-State: 107-73/6th season

Texas: Karen Aston (Little Rock ’87)
Overall: 276-141/12th season  |  At Texas: 175-78/8th season)

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP (based on previous game)
Kansas State (7-7, 1-2 Big 12)
G: #3 Angela Harris  |  F: #11 Peyton Williams  |  F: #25 Jasauen Beard  |  G: #43 Christianna Carr |  C: #50 Ayoka Lee
                
Texas (10-6, 2-2 Big 12)
G: #0 Celeste Taylor  |  G: #1 Sug Sutton  |  G: #10 Lashann Higgs  |  G: #12 Jada Underwood  |  C: #35 Charli Collier

SERIES HISTORY
Overall: Texas leads the series, 22-16
In Manhattan: 9-8
Last Meeting: K-State won, 69-60, on Feb. 17, 2019, in Austin
Head Coach Jeff Mittie vs. Texas: 4-12

MANHATTAN, Kansas – K-State completes its two-game home stand this week on Sunday afternoon at 12 p.m., as the Wildcats host Texas.

• Sunday’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.
• After winning both games last season in the series with the Longhorns, the Wildcats will look for their first three-game winning streak against Texas since a four-game streak from January 17, 2001, to February 29, 2004.
• K-State is the only team in the nation with a pair of players to average a double-double this season, led by senior Peyton Williams. Williams is averaging a double-double with 16.2 points on a .500 field goal percentage and a team-high 11.5 rebounds. In league play, Williams is averaging 20.3 points and 9.0 rebounds.
• Redshirt freshman center Ayoka Lee joins Williams in averaging a double-double with 15.4 points on a .560 field goal percentage and 10.6 rebounds. Lee is also averaging 2.6 blocks.

Starting 5
Five names, numbers or storylines about K-State women’s basketball
1. Rare Line for Williams
Peyton Williams recorded her first career game with 25 or more points, five or more rebounds, two or more blocks and two or more steals. She is the first Wildcat since Breanna Lewis on January 16, 2016, to achieve this stat line.
2. Williams Pushing for Top-10 on Scoring List
Peyton Williams moved up four positions on the K-State career scoring list, as she went from 17th to 13th with her 25 points against Oklahoma State and improved her career points total to 1,333. To tie Tammie Romstad (1978-82; 1,548 points) for 10th, Williams will need 215 points before the end of the season.
3. Harris Heating Up
• Senior Angela Harris has scored in double figures in six of the last seven games. In her first three Big 12 games, Harris is averaging 16.0 points and ranks 12th in the Big 12 for league-only games.
4. Lee Pacing Big 12 Freshmen
• Redshirt freshman center Ayoka Lee leads all Big 12 freshmen in scoring (15.4 ppg), rebounding (10.6 rpg), blocks (2.6 bpg) and offensive rebounds (4.4 orpg). She is second among the league’s freshmen in field goal percentage (.560).
5. Scoring Up
• Kansas State has scored 70 or more points in eight games this season and are averaging 72.1 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).

Last Time Out
Oklahoma State 70, Kansas State 63 (January 15, 2020; Manhattan, Kan.)
• K-State scored 21 points in the final frame, as Angela Harris (13) and Peyton Williams (8) combined to rally the Wildcats back.
• The trio of Williams, Harris and Ayoka Lee combined for 52 of K-State’s 63 points.
• K-State held the edge on the boards, 44-35, for the first time in five games.

Number to Know
.560
• Redshirt freshman Ayoka Lee has recorded a sky-high field goal percentage this season, shooting .560 (84-of-150). Among freshmen in the nation, Lee ranks eighth for field goal percentage.
• Lee ranks second in program history for field goal percentage in a freshman season (min. 150 field goal attempts).
• Lee has six games with a field goal percentage of .500 or better, including a perfect 10-of-10 againats UIW on December 3.

At a Glance: Texas
• Texas (10-6, 2-2 Big 12) enters Sunday afternoon’s game following a 92-66 win over Texas Tech on Wednesday night in Austin. Texas has won three of their last five games.
• Texas is guided on the sideline by eighth year head coach Karen Aston. The 1987 graduate of Little Rock owns a record of 175-78 (.692) during her time in Austin.
• The Longhorns are led by Joyner Holmes and Charlie Collier.
• Holmes, a senior guard/forward from Cedar Hill, Texas, is averaging 14.5 points and is second on the team in rebounding at 9.3 per game. Against Texas Tech, Holmes came off the bench to record 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.
• Collier, a sophomore forward/center from Mont Belvieu, Texas, is second on the team in scoring (14.2 ppg) and paces the squad in rebounding (10.5 rpg). Against the Lady Raiders, Collier carded her 10th double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

K-State Cleaning the Glass
• Since the 2001-02 season, Kansas State owns a record of 229-32 (.877) when holding the edge on the glass.
• For the season, K-State is averaging 43.8 rebounds per game and ranks 15th in the nation and is second in the Big 12. K-State’s rebounding margin of +7.2 per game ranks fifth in the Big 12. The Wildcats have had the edge on the boards in nine of 13 games 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.

Sharing is Caring
• Kansas State registered a 2019-20 season-high with 30 assists against UIW on December 3. The 30 assists were the most in the Jeff Mittie era, the most since K-State handed out 30 assists against Grambling on December 4, 2009 and tied for the fifth-highest single-game total in program history.
• The Wildcats are 64-2 when handing out 20 or more assists over the last 14 years.
• To begin the 2019-20 season, K-State is averaging 16.2 assists and an assist percentage of 59.7. K-State ranks 39th in the nation and third in the Big 12 for assists per game.
• In the 2018-19 season, K-State had 427 assists on its 758 made field goals, which was a 56.3 percent assisted shot rate.
• Since assists became an officially tracked stat in 1981-82, Kansas State has registered an assisted shot rate of 60.0 percent or higher at the end of a season 19 times in its history.

Simmons Sets Career-Bests
• Sophomore Savannah Simmons has established career season-highs in her playing time this season.
• For the season, Simmons has carded career season-highs in scoring (27 pts; 3.4 ppg), assists (17; 2.1 apg), 3-point field goals made and attempted (4-13; .308) and free throws made and attempted (9-11; .818).
• Simmons has put up these numbers in eight games played this season.

Williams Among Top-15 on K-State Career Scoring List
• Senior forward Peyton Williams has opened her final season with the Wildcats with 12 double figure scoring efforts, aiding her ascension on K-State’s career scoring list.
• This season, Williams is averaging 16.2 points and 11.5 rebounds. She has carded double-doubles in seven of the 13 games she has played. She has boosted her season totals with a .500 field goal percentage and a .724 free throw percentage. Williams ranks ninth in the Big 12 in scoring and second in rebounding.
• For her career, Williams has scored 1,333 points (11.8 ppg) and is 13th in program history. Williams was the 18th player in program history with 1,300 or more points.
• She also remains an efficient scorer, as she has 58 games in her career with a field goal percentage of .500 or better.
• She has 66 career games with 10 or more points and five or more rebounds, including 28 career double-doubles.
• Williams, a candidate for the 2020 Wooden Award, Naismith Trophy and Wade Trophy, is just the fourth player with 1,300 or more career points, 750 or more career rebounds and 100 or more career blocks.
• In the 2018-19 season, Williams averaged team-highs of 15.5 points on a .486 field goal percentage with 9.5 rebounds. Williams ranked ninth in the Big 12 in scoring and eighth for league-only games (16.2 ppg). Her field goal percentage of .486 ranked 10th in the Big 12 and 85th in the nation.
• Williams was the first Wildcat to average a double-double (16.2 ppg; 10.0 rpg) in Big 12 play since Kendra Wecker in the 2004-05 season.
• She was the third player in program history with 475 or more points and 300 or more rebounds in a season.
• Williams became the 42nd player in program history to reach the 1,000 point mark in her career with a jumper at TCU on February 23.

Lee Putting the Ball in the Basket
• Redshirt freshman Ayoka Lee is working her way up the K-State freshman scoring list.
• Lee is averaging 15.4 points (215 points) this season and ranks 12th in the Big 12 in scoring and is the top freshman scorer in the Big 12 this season.
• Lee has 12 games with 10 or more points this season including four games with 20 or more and a career-high 24 points at Kansas City on December 14, 2019.
• In combination with her blocks, Lee is the second player in program history with 200 or more points and 35 or more blocks in a freshman season joining Marlies Gipson (2005-06).

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