K-State Visits Texas For Saturday Afternoon Tilt

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

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will close out the month of January with a trip to Austin, Texas, to face Texas on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., at the Frank Erwin Center. K-State will look to secure its first three-game win streak in Big 12 action since Jan. 4-17, 2012.

Saturday afternoon’s game can be seen live on the Longhorn Network and will be called by Fran Harris and Debbie Antonelli. Check local listings for availability in your area. This will be the 174th K-State women’s basketball game to be broadcast on television. K-State holds an all-time record of 105-68 (.607) in televised games.

The game will also be available on the K-State Sports Network with the award-winning Brian Smoller delivering the play-by-play and former Wildcat letterwinner Kristin Waller providing the color analysis. Fans can also follow the free live stats at kstatesports.com and receive updates on Twitter by following @kstate_gameday.

With the aid of a school record performance from behind the 3-point line, Kansas State (12-7, 3-4 Big 12) upset No. 12/11 Oklahoma State on Wednesday night at Bramlage Coliseum, 76-70, in overtime. The win was the first overtime win for the Wildcats since defeating No. 9/8 Texas A&M, 71-69, on Jan. 4, 2012. The win marked K-State’s 71st against a ranked opponent and the fifth against a team ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press poll.

K-State, playing with seven active players, saw four players reach double digits in scoring led by 2013 All-America candidate Brittany Chambers with a game-high 26 points, including 19 in the first half to jump start the Wildcats. With her point total, the senior from Jordan, Minn., passed Laurie Koehn (2001-05; 1,733) on the K-State career scoring list with 1,747 points.

Chambers led a K-State attack from beyond the arc that tallied a school record 16-of-41 for the night. The 16 conversions set the school mark, the Bramlage Coliseum record and ranks tied for ninth in Big 12 history for three-point field goals made in a game. It was also tied for the fifth-highest 3-point field goals made this season in the nation and tied for the most in the Big 12. Chambers was responsible for six and moved into second in school history and a tie for second in Big 12 history for three-point field goals made in a career with 287.

Joining Chambers in double figures were sophomore Haley Texada with 15 points, Mariah White with 11 and Heidi Brown with a career-high 10 off the bench. Texada pulled in seven rebounds, dished out five assists and pocketed four steals. White dished out five assists and tallied a K-State season-high and a career-best seven steals.

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