K-State Welcomes In Utah For WNIT Semifinals

By: K-State Sports Information (posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)
By: K-State Sports Information (posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)

Game 37

2013 Postseason WNIT - Semifinals

Utah vs. Kansas State

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 7 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

Game Information

Tickets: Visit www.kstatesports.com or call (800) 221-CATS

$15 for chairbacks; $10 for general admission; $5 for students & kids

TV: K-StateHD.TV (PbP: Matt Walters; Color: Kristin Waller)

Radio: K-State Sports Network (PbP: Matt Walters; Color: Kristin Waller)

Internet: Free live video on K-StateHD.TV; free live audio & free live stats at www.kstatesports.com

Kansas State Wildcats (19-17, 5-13 Big 12)

Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford ‘79)

Career Record: 339-206 (.622) 17th year

School Record: Same

Last game: W, 66-48 vs. Illinois on March 30, 2013

website: www.kstatesports.com

Twitter: @kstatesports, @kstate_gameday, #KStateWBB

Utah Utes (22-13, 8-10 Pac 12)

Head Coach: Anthony Levrets

Career Record: 56-46 (.549) - 3rd season

School Record: Same

Last game: W, 58-55 at St. Mary’s on March 30, 2013

website: www.utahutes.com

Twitter: @utahathletics, @utahwbasketball

Series History and Notes

K-State trails the series, 2-3... Utah has won three straight in the series... The Utes won the last meeting in the series, 76-58, on Nov. 28, 1998 in Salt Lake City, Utah... Head coach Deb Patterson is 0-2 against Utah... K-State is 46-44 against teams from the Pac 12... K-State’s last meeting against a Pac 12 foe was Nov. 20, 2009 against Washington State, a 70-63 K-State win in Manhattan.

K-State Welcomes in Utah for WNIT Semifinals

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Playing its first game in the month of April and a school record 37th game, Kansas State will host Utah in the semifinals of the 2013 WNIT on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Wednesday night’s matchup features two of the top-20 all-time program wins leaders in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history, as K-State ranks 14th with 841 wins and Utah is 18th with 824 wins. K-State enters the game with a four-game winning streak and a 13-0 home record in WNIT games.

Tickets for Wednesday night’s game are now available online at kstatesports.com/tickets, by calling 1-800-221-CATS (2287) or in person at the ticket office, located inside the southwest entrance of Bramlage Coliseum. Tickets are priced as follows: $15 chairbacks, $10 general admission and $5 for students and kids.

Wednesday’s game will be broadcast for free on K-StateHD.TV and on the radio through the K-State Sports Network and for free online at kstatesports.com/allaccess. Handling the broadcasts will be the award-winning Matt Walters on play-by-play and former Wildcat letterwinner Kristin Waller with the analysis. Fans can also follow the free live stats at kstatesports.com and receive updates on Twitter by following @kstate_gameday.

In the quarterfinals of the 2013 WNIT on March 30, K-State (19-17, 5-13 Big 12) cruised past Illinois, 66-48, in Bramlage Coliseum. K-State has held all four of its WNIT opponents to 49 points or less, which is the longest such streak since holding five straight opponents to 49 points or less from Dec. 7-20, 2011. The Wildcats were led by 2013 All-America candidate Brittany Chambers, who registered 21 points five assists and two steals. She has scored 20 or more points in the last nine games to set a school record. Over the nine games, she is averaging 27.1 points (244 points) on a .503 field goal percentage (87-of-173), including a .517 three-point field goal percentage (45-of-87) and has pulled in 7.8 rebounds (70 rebounds) and dished out 3.8 assists (34 assists).

K-State has been led in the WNIT by the duo of Chambers and sophomore guard Haley Texada. Chambers is averaging 28.5 points on a .541 field goal percentage including a .550 three-point field goal percentage, 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Texada, playing in her first career postseason games this season, is averaging 13.8 points including a high of 16 points against Illinois, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals.

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