K-State's Ashia Woods drives through the TCU defense at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on March 3, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State will open the Big 12 portion of Jeff Mittie's first season with the Wildcats on Saturday, Jan. 3 at Iowa State, as the Big 12 has announced the complete 2015 women's basketball league schedule on Wednesday.
Kansas State will begin the home portion of its 2015 Big 12 schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 6 against reigning co-Big 12 regular season champion Baylor. This will be the second straight season K-State will open its home Big 12 schedule against the Lady Bears.
Following its home opener against Baylor, K-State will host Kansas in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, Jan. 10. The Wildcats will play three of its first five league games in Bramlage.
K-State's remaining Big 12 home schedule is as follows: Iowa State (Jan. 17), Oklahoma State (Jan. 28), Texas (Feb. 4), TCU (Feb. 11), Texas Tech (Feb. 14), Oklahoma (Feb. 21) and West Virginia (March 3).
The 2014-15 home schedule features 19 home games including, two exhibition games, eight non-conference games and nine Big 12 contests.
The Wildcats' will play five of its nine games in the month of January on the road and three of its final five away from Bramlage within the league. In addition to the league opener at Iowa State, K-State's Big 12 road schedule unfolds as follows: at Oklahoma State (Jan. 14), at West Virginia (Jan. 21), at Baylor (Jan. 21) at Texas Tech (Jan. 31), at Oklahoma (Feb. 7), at Texas (Feb. 18), at Kansas (Feb. 25) and at TCU (Feb. 28).
The 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship will be contested March 6-9, at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.
The game times, promotional and television schedules will be released at a later date.
Mittie has achieved an overall record of 454-234 (.660) in his 22 years as a head coach, which includes stops at Missouri Western, Arkansas State and TCU. His .660 career winning percentage ranks 45th among active Division I head coaches and 21st among active coaches with 20 or more years of experience.
Mittie has averaged 21 wins and 10 losses per season and experienced only one losing season in his 22 years of head coaching. Fifteen times Mittie has advanced his teams to either the NCAA or WNIT Tournaments, in which he has a combined record of 15-13. Over the last 14 seasons, Mittie guided TCU to 13 winning seasons with 11 consecutive postseason appearances, including nine NCAA Tournament berths.
In Mittie's first season at K-State, the Wildcats will feature a roster of 10 returning letter winners and four newcomers. The Wildcats will be paced in the 2014-15 season by seniors Ashia Woods and Haley Texada and sophomores Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann. Woods enters her final season with the Wildcats as K-State's top returning scorer following a career-high effort in 2013-14.