K-State picked No. 9 seed in Women’s NCAA Tourney
MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas State women are going dancing.
The Wildcats were named a No. 9 seed in the Bridgeport Region. They’ll take on No. 8 seed Washington State Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina in the opening round.
“We felt really good that we were solidly in the field. We had a lot of good wins, but until you see your name come up there, yeah it’s always a little nerve wracking,” head coach Jeff Mittie said. “We’ve got one of the best players in the country. We’ve got a group that I think grinded through the last part of the season. This is a new season for us.”
The ‘Cats led by 6′6″ junior center Ayoka Lee, who is averaging 22.4 points per game — good for seventh-best in the nation.
“It’s just so exciting,“” Lee said. “Laying that goal out, speaking that goal into existence and then achieving it is just really great.”
Mittie’s squad enters March Madness 19-12 (9-9 Big 12).
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