Jan 25, 2023

🏀 WBB: K-State begins road trip at Oklahoma State on Wednesday

Posted Jan 25, 2023 1:12 PM
K-State WBB @ OSU
K-State WBB @ OSU
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Kansas State (13-7, 2-5 Big 12) at Oklahoma State (13-6, 3-4 Big 12)
January 25, 2023 | 6:30 p.m. | Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611) | Stillwater, Okla.

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Play-by-Play: Mike Wolfe
Analyst: Bryndon Manzer

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Online: kstatesports.com
Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller
Analyst: Randy Peterson

Live Stats

Series History vs. Oklahoma State
• K-State leads the series with Oklahoma State, 42-36.
• The Wildcats have won 11 of the last 16 meetings in the series.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 14-11 against Oklahoma State in his coaching career.

MANHATTAN, Kansas - K-State (13-7, 2-5 Big 12) begins a two-game road trip this week, as the Wildcats visit Stillwater, Oklahoma, to face Oklahoma State (13-6, 3-4) on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday's game airs on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, as Mike Wolfe (play-by-play) and Bryndon Manzer (analyst) will have the call.

Starting 5
Five names, numbers or storylines about K-State WBB
1. K-State Ahead of Record
• The Wildcats are shooting 77.6 percent from the free throw line this season. This would surpass the school record for free throw percentage in a season, which was set last season at 76.2 percent.
2. High Rate of Helping 
• According to HerHoopStats.com, the Wildcats rank 25th in the nation in assisted shot rate (63.8) - which is the percentage of made field goals with an assist.
3. Quick Handed Sisters
• The sophomore sister duo of Brylee and Jaelyn Glenn have combined for 85 steals (Jaelyn - 47; Brylee - 38). Jaelyn is second in the Big 12 in steals per game (2.35), while Brylee is sixth (1.90). The pair are responsible for 47.5 percent of K-State's steals this season.
4. Gregory Nears Career-Best
• Senior Gabby Gregory has registered a team-leading 369 points (19.4 ppg) this season. Her 369 points are her second-most points in a single-season in her career. Her season-high stands at 398 points in the 2020-21 season at Oklahoma
5. Sundell Doing it All
• According to HerHoopStats, sophomore Serena Sundell is one of four players in the nation currently averaging at least 11 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Number to Know

• K-State senior guard Gabby Gregory is one of five players in the nation currently averaging 19 or more points, 5 or more rebounds and two or more connections from beyond the arc.
• Among the five players this season with these averages, Gregory is the only player that was a transfer in the 2022-23 season.
• If Gregory were to end this season with these averages, she would join Brittany Chambers (2012-13) as the only two Wildcats since at least the 2009-10 season to achieve these averages in a season. 
• Since the 2009-10 season, only five players at Big 12 programs have ended a season with averages of 19 or more points, five or more rebounds and two or more 3-point field goals made.

At a Glance: Oklahoma State
• Oklahoma State (13-3, 3-3 Big 12) enters Wednesday's game following a 97-93 loss at 15th-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday. After facing the Wildcats on Jan. 4, the Cowgirls ran off a three-game winning streak with victories over Texas, at Baylor and TCU before dropping a road game at Iowa State on Jan. 18.
• On the sidelines, Oklahoma State is led by first-year head coach Jacie Hoyt. Prior to leading the Cowgirls, Hoyt guided Kansas City for five seasons and notched a mark of 81-65 with the Roos. Hoyt served as an assistant coach on Jeff Mittie's K-State staffs in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
• On the floor, the Cowgirls are led by a pair of graduate transfers, Naomie Alnatas and Claire Chastain.
• Alnatas, a guard transfer from Kansas City, leads the team in scoring with 13.5 per game and leads the squad in assists at 4.0 per game.
• Chastain, a guard transfer from UT Arlington, is second on the team with 11.9 points per game and is second in rebounding with 5.3 per game.

Last Time Out
at K-State 64, TCU 48  (Jan. 21, 2023; Manhattan, Kan.)
• K-State ended four-game losing streak, as the Wildcats downed TCU, 64-48.
• This was the sixth time this season K-State held an opponent to 50 points or less this season.
• Gabby Gregory led the Wildcats with 21 points, while Serena Sundell carded 12 points and Jaelyn Glenn added 11.

Wildcats on the Road
• K-State has a 286-314 (.477) record in road games during the program's 55-year history. 
• Since the 2000-01 season, K-State owns a 126-135 (.483) mark in road contests. K-State is 20-29 (.408) in the last five seasons in road games. 
• In his career in games played on the road, head coach Jeff Mittie is 162-194 (.455) including a 37-57 (.394) mark during his time at K-State.
• In the 2021-22 season, the Wildcats were 5-10 in road games, which included a four-game road winning streak from mid-December to mid-January. This was the longest road winning streak for K-State since the end of the 2018-19 regular season. The five wins were the most since the 2019-20 season.

K-State Holds Foes to Single-Digits
• In the eighth season of the quarter system in women's college basketball, K-State's defense has limited its opponents point production for 10 minute durations.
• Kansas State is 76-25 (.752) when holding an opponent to single digits in any quarter in a game.
• The Wildcats have recorded 14 single-digit defensive quarters this season. K-State is 7-2 in games this season in which they have held a foe to single digits in any quarter.
• K-State opened the 2022-23 season by holding Central Arkansas to nine points in the third quarter and eight in the fourth.
• Against Clemson on Nov. 24, 2022, K-State limited the Tigers to nine second half points with four in the third quarter and five in the fourth including a 2-of-18 effort from the field in the second half. 
• The nine points were the fewest in a half for a K-State opponent since Feb. 20, 2022, when the Wildcats held Oklahoma State to six points in the first half including a school record for fewest points in a second quarter with two. K-State held Oklahoma State without a made field goal for the entirety of the second quarter (0-of-12).
• In the 2021-22 season, K-State held opponents to 24 single-digit quarters including a five-quarter stretch spanning the final three quarters of the Nov. 12 game against UT Martin and the first two quarters of the Nov. 14 game against Western Kentucky.

20-Pt Quarters For the Wildcats
• Since the inception of the quarter system in the 2015-16 season, K-State owns an overall record of 107-50 (.682) when scoring 20 or more points in any quarter in a game.
• Since the 2015-16 season, K-State has registered 244 quarters with 20 or more points with a high of 43 in the 2017-18 season.
• This season, the Wildcats have 27 quarters with 20 or more points including the final three quarters against Iowa on Nov. 17 and the first three against Utah Tech on Nov. 20.
• Against Wisconsin in the fourth quarter and against Utah Tech in the first quarter, K-State registered 31 points in a frame. This marked the most points in a quarter since Jan. 23, 2022, against Oklahoma when K-State scored 32 points in the second quarter.
• Last season, K-State scored 20 or more points in a quarter 31 times and scored 20 or more points in two or more quarters in a game nine times and were 9-0 in those games.
• At Omaha on Dec. 8, 2021, K-State tallied a school record 36 points in the first quarter. The 36 points are the most in any quarter in school history.

Glenn Reaches Rare Lines
• Jaelyn Glenn continues to provide unique stat lines for K-State.
• For the season, Glenn's diverse stat line includes averaging 12.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.35 steals and 2.2 assists.
• Glenn ranks 15th in the Big 12 in scoring and is second in the Big 12 in steals per game. She is 32nd in the nation for total steals (47).
• Glenn has established career season-highs for points (243), field goals made (88), free throws made and attempted (26-of-40), steals (47) and blocked shots (8).
• Glenn owns seven games this season with 10 or more points, five or more rebounds and two or more steals and nine such games in her career.
• At Iowa State on Jan. 11, Glenn registered one of the most unique and diverse stat lines by a Wildcat since at least the 2009-10 season. Glenn tallied 17 points, 10 rebounds, six steals, three assists and two blocks. According to HerHoopStats, Glenn is the only Power 5 player in the nation and one of just three nationally this season to reach these marks in a game. She is the only K-State player to achieve these numbers in all of these categories in a game since 2009-10.
• Against West Virginia on Jan. 7, Glenn recorded her first career double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and three steals.
• In her career, Glenn has scored in double figures in 20 games, has 18 games with five or more rebounds and 22 games with two or more steals, including eight with four or more.
• In the 2021-22 season, Glenn averaged 6.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and  2.1 assists. She had an assist to turnover ratio of 1.52 last season and pocketed 1.4 steals per game.
• Against Abilene Christian, Glenn tallied 13 points, eight assists, five steals and four rebounds.
• Glenn was the first K-State freshman since at least the 2000-01 season to notch 10 or more points, eight or more assists and five or more steals in the same game.
• Against Oklahoma on Jan. 23, Glenn carded eight points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and five steals. Glenn was the second K-State freshman in the 2021-22 season to register at least 10 or more rebounds, five or more assists and five or more steals in the same game (Serena Sundell, at South Dakota State, Dec. 11).

Sundell Sizzling
• In addition to her distribution skills, guard Serena Sundell adds a scoring punch to the K-State lineup.
• Sundell is third on the team in scoring with 11.5 points per game. She is one of four players in the nation averaging 11 or more points, five or more rebounds and five or more assists.
• This season, the product of Maryville, Missouri, has scored in double figures in 13 games. She tallied a personal season-high and tied her career-high with 24 points against Iowa on Nov. 17.
• Sundell finished the 2021-22 season second on the team and 20th in the Big 12 in scoring (351 points; 10.6 ppg) and led the team in 3-point field goals made (53). She had 19 games with 10 or more points including four efforts with 20 or more points.
• Sundell was the first freshman guard in school history to register 350 or more points, 175 or more assists and 100 or more rebounds.
• Sundell's 351 points in the 2021-22 season ranked 10th in program history for points in a freshman season.
• At Oklahoma on Feb. 26, Sundell registered 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc. She also dished out seven assists with no turnovers and two steals.
• At West Virginia on Jan. 8, Sundell notched 21 points, nine assists, five rebounds and two steals. This was her first career game with 20 or more points, five or more assists and five or more rebounds.
• At South Dakota State on Dec. 11, Sundell tallied her first career double-double with 16 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and five steals. She is the first K-State freshman guard to tally a double-double with at least 15 points, 10 assists and five rebounds since Dec. 30, 2014. She was the first K-State freshman since at least the 2000-01 season season to notch 10 or more points, eight or more assists, five or more rebounds and five or more steals in the same game. Sundell and Jaelyn Glenn (vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 23) are the only K-State freshmen to card 10 or more rebounds, five or more assists and five or more steals in a game since at least the 2000-01 season.
• Against Abilene Christian on Nov. 23, Sundell tallied a career-high 25 points and tied her career-high with a 5-of-7 effort from 3-point range while also adding five rebounds, three steals and two assists.
• In her first career road game, Sundell led K-State with 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting, including a career-best 5-of-11 from beyond the arc while also handing out six assists at NC State on Nov. 19.
• She was the first K-State player to tally 20 or more points, five or more made 3-point field goals and five or more assists since Kindred Wesemann against Oklahoma on Feb. 9, 2016.

Gregory From Range
• Guard Gabby Gregory has had a hot start from 3-point range this season and has been a 3-point threat over the course of her career.
• This season, Gregory leads the Wildcats and the Big 12 with 49 connections and is fourth in the league with 2.58 three-point field goals made per game. She ranks 41st in the nation for 3-point field goals made. She is fifth in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage (.312; 49-of-157).
• Gregory achieved a new single-season career-high for 3-point field goals made in a season.
• Against Utah Tech on Nov. 20 and the following game against Clemson on Nov. 24, Gregory tied her career-high with six 3-pointers made. Over the two games, Gregory was 12-of-25 (.480) from 3-point range.
• In her career, Gregory is 146-of-450 (.324) from long range. She has made two or more 3-point field goals in a game 42 times and has 10 games with four or more connections. She has made a career-high six 3-pointers in a game three times, twice at K-State.