ISU WWB vs. KSU Wildcats Pregame Update

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006 • 2 p.m. tip Hilton Coliseum (14,092) • Ames, Iowa • Fox Sports Net TV

Iowa State Probable Starters
Cyclones (12-5, 3-3 Big 12), 2005-06 Stats
G 14 Lyndsey Medders, 5-9, Jr., 16.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 8.5 apg
G 15 Heather Ezell, 5-9, Fr., 12.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.2 apg
F       25      Lisa Bildeaux, 6-3, So., 5.6 ppg, 5.5 rpg
F       31      Megan Ronhovde, Jr., 6-1, 9.1 ppg, 8.0 rpg
C       51      Brittany Wilkins, 6-3, RS Sr., 14.3 ppg, 9.4 rpg
First Off the Bench
F       05      Nicky Wieben, 6-4, Fr., 9.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg
F       24      Gillian Bjerke, 6-2, Fr., 2.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg
C       32      Amanda Nisleit, 6-0, Fr., 0.5 ppg, 1.4 rpg
Head Coach: Bill Fennelly (William Penn ‘79)  
ISU Record (yrs): 227-102 (11)   Career: 393-155 (18)

Kansas State Probable Starters
Wildcats (14-4, 4-3 Big 12), 2005-06 Stats
G 05 Shalee Lehning, 5-9, Fr., 6.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg
G 15 Twiggy McIntyre, 5-5, Jr., 10.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg
F       14      Claire Coggins, 5-11, Jr., 13.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg
F       51      Marlies Gipson, 6-0, Fr., 8.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg
C       40      JoAnn Hamlin, 6-3, Fr., 9.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg
First Off the Bench
G 13 Kimberly Dietz, 5-9, So., 9.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg
F       25      Danielle Zanotti, 6-2, Fr., 2.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg
C       50      Jessica McFarland, 6-2, Sr., 6.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford College ‘79)
KSU Record (yrs): 189-107 (10)  Career: 189-107 (10)

On the Air
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On the Tube
The Iowa State-Kansas State game will be televised by Fox Sports Net ... Kevin Eschenfelder will call the action with Brenda Van Lengen providing color commentary.

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Iowa State plays host to Kansas State, the first of five consecutive Big 12 Conference North Division games for the Cyclones ... 2005 Cyclone All-American Anne O'Neil will be honored at halftime ... O'Neil, currently an assistant coach at Eastern Illinois, will be presented with the ISU Female Athlete of the Year award ... Kansas State is 5-3 on the road this season, including a 1-3 mark in Big 12 gyms after winning at Oklahoma State (67-57) Jan. 18 ... Iowa State has lost two of its three Big 12 home contests, topping Nebraska (79-57) Jan. 14 ... the Cyclones play three of their next four games on the road.

Stat Facts
Iowa State's six-person rotation is playing 90.1 percent of the team's total minutes, including 92.3 percent of the minutes in Big 12 games ... 41.8 percent of ISU's shots are 3-pointers ... Iowa State and Kansas State rank first (8.06) and second (6.33), respectively, in 3-pointers made per game (overall), but the Wildcats are averaging just 4.7 triples per contest in Big 12 games to rank sixth ... ISU has not lost a game in which it scored at least 70 points this season (9-0) ... Iowa State has made more free throws (212) than its opponents have attempted (149) ... senior forward/center Brittany Wilkins is the most accurate Cyclone from 3-point territory, hitting 44.7 percent (17-of-38) from downtown ... junior Lyndsey Medders leads the nation with 8.5 per game, but also leads the team in scoring (16.9) ... Iowa State owns the nation's lowest number of personal fouls committed.

About the Cyclones
Iowa State dropped its second home game of the season, a 79-64 loss to defending national champion Baylor Wednesday ... Lyndsey Medders had 29 points, including 12-of-13 shooting from the free-throw line, to lead Iowa State ... Heather Ezell had 13 points, while Brittany Wilkins pulled down 10 rebounds ... Megan Ronhovde added eight points and nine rebounds ... the Cyclones shot a season-low 32.3 percent in the game and were outrebounded 50-39 ... ISU's post players sank just 6-of-27 (22.2 percent) shots in the game ... Baylor drained a season-best 11-of-23 shots from behind the arc for 47.8 percent accuracy.

About the Wildcats
Kansas State improved to 4-3 in Big 12 Conference action with a 69-63 win over instate rival Kansas at home Wednesday ... the Wildcats used free throws to make the difference, sinking 16-of-23, while Kansas converted on just 9-of-18 charity shots ... KSU forced 19 Jayhawk turnovers ... Marlies Gipson had 16 points to lead the Wildcats, while Claire Coggins and Shalee Lehning added 12 and 10 points, respectively ... Coggins leads KSU's offense with 13.0 ppg, while Twiggy McIntyre adds 10.7 ppg ... the Wildcats average 70.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting ... Kansas State went 10-1 in nonconference action, losing at home to Saint Joseph's at home (78-68) in the championship game of their Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic Dec. 3 ... the Wildcats opened league action with a 53-51 win over Texas Tech in Manhattan before losing road games at Missouri and Texas A&M.

The Cyclone - Wildcat Series
Kansas State owns a 40-20 lead in the series that dates back to 1974, including a narrow 14-13 edge in Ames ... the teams split last season's contests, with each squad winning its home game ... Kansas State has won three of the last four meetings, including a 61-47 victory in Hilton Coliseum on Feb. 4, 2004 ... Cyclone head coach Bill Fennelly is 12-8 against KSU ... Wildcat head coach Deb Patterson is 8-10 vs. ISU.

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