K-State Hosts KU In Sunflower Showdown

By: KSU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: KSU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will look to start the month of February off on the right foot, as the Wildcats host Kansas on Saturday at 2 p.m., in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown. K-State has won 21 of the last 24 meetings in the series with the Jayhawks, including 11 straight in Manhattan. The Wildcats will play three of their next four games in Bramlage.

Saturday afternoon’s game will be broadcast on Metro Sports in the Kansas City-area and Cox 22 on the Cox Cable system in the state of Kansas. This will be the 175th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television. K-State holds an all-time record of 105-69 (.603) in televised games. The game will also be available on the radio through the K-State Sports Network and for free online at kstatesports.com/allaccess. Fans can also follow the free live stats at kstatesports.com and receive updates on Twitter by following @kstate_gameday.

Fans attending Saturday’s game will see a return engagement from last year’s popular halftime act, the Zooperstars!, as well as Shalee Lehning receiving her 2013 KSHSAA Hall of Fame induction plaque. Prior to Saturday’s game, fans are encouraged to bring packages of toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags to assist the Manhattan Emergency Shelter.

K-State (12-8, 3-5 Big 12) built a nine-point lead midway through the first half, but Texas used a combination of interior scoring and cold shooting by the Wildcats to record its first win in league play this season, 59-40, on Jan. 26 at the Erwin Center. The 40 points were a season-low for the Wildcats this season.

The Wildcats were led by Brittany Chambers with 15 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals. The product of Jordan, Minn., reached double digits for the 19th time this season and the 93rd time in her career. During the game against the Longhorns, Chambers became the sixth player in Big 12 history and the third in school history to achieve 1,700 career points, 700 career rebounds and 300 career assists.

For the season, Chambers leads the Wildcats, ranks second in the Big 12 and 26th in the nation for scoring with a career-high average of 19.2 points per game. Chambers also leads the Wildcats and ranks eighth in the Big 12 in rebounding with a career-high 7.2 per game.

Joining Chambers in double digits on Saturday was Bri Craig with 10 points. The freshman from Lincoln, Neb., has reached double figures in nine games this season. In her debut season, Craig is averaging 9.1 points per game and is second on the team for 3-point field goals made (35) and attempted (127).


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