Iowa State Probable
Cyclones (13-8, 4-6 Big 12), 2005-06 Stats
G 15 Heather Ezell, 5-9, Fr., 11.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.0 apg
F 25 Lisa Bildeaux, 6-3, So., 5.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg
F 31 Megan Ronhovde, Jr., 6-1, 10.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg
F 32 Amanda Nisleit, 6-0, Fr., 0.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg
C 51 Brittany Wilkins, 6-3, RS Sr., 14.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg
First Off the Bench
G 14 Lyndsey Medders, 5-9, Jr., 17.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 8.4 apg
F 05 Nicky Wieben, 6-4, Fr., 8.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg
F 24 Gillian Bjerke, 6-2, Fr., 2.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg
Head Coach: Bill Fennelly (William Penn ‘79)
ISU Record (yrs): 228-105 (11) Career: 394-158 (18)
Kansas State Probable
Wildcats (17-5, 7-4 Big 12), 2005-06 Stats
G 05 Shalee Lehning, 5-9, Fr., 6.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg
G 13 Kimberly Dietz, 5-9, So., 10.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg
F 14 Claire Coggins, 5-11, Jr., 13.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg
F 51 Marlies Gipson, 6-0, Fr., 8.5 ppg, 6.2 rpg
C 40 JoAnn Hamlin, 6-3, Fr., 10.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg
First Off the Bench
G 15 Twiggy McIntyre, 5-5, Jr., 10.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg
F 25 Danielle Zanotti, 6-2, Fr., 2.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg
C 50 Jessica McFarland, 6-2, Sr., 6.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg
Head Coach: Deb Patterson (Rockford College ‘79)
KSU Record (yrs): 192-108 (10) Career: 192-108 (10)
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Iowa State snapped a four-game losing skid with a 44-60 win over second-place Missouri Wednesday in Hilton Coliseum ... the victory also broke a string of two-straight home losses ... Iowa State was without leading scorer and NCAA assist leader Lyndsey Medders (foot sprain) for the third consecutive game ... Medders is day-to-day with a foot sprain and questionable for the Kansas State game ... she has missed five games in her ISU career: 2003 at Cleveland State (ankle sprain); 2004 at Texas Tech (ill); 2006 at Nebraska (foot sprain); 2006 at Kansas (foot sprain); 2006 vs. Missouri (foot sprain) ... after using the same starting five throughout the nonconference schedule, Iowa State used its fifth different starting lineup of the season against Missouri ... Kansas State has posted a 2-1 mark since facing Iowa State in Ames, dropping an overtime decision to Missouri at home ... KSU is 9-2 at home this season ... the Wildcats took sole possession of fourth in the league standings with a win at Colorado Wednesday, while Iowa State is tied at eighth.
The Cyclones have outrebounded two consecutive Big 12 foes, but just three league foes overall this season ... Iowa State and Kansas State rank first (7.95) and second (6.68), respectively, in the overall Big 12 3-pointers made category ... in league games alone, ISU is first (8.2) and KSU is third (6.0) ... Kansas State has four players averaging double-figure scoring overall, but just two post double figures in conference games ... ISU is averaging 75.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting in Big 12 games won, but just 58.5 points on 37.3 percent shooting in league games lost ... 42.0 percent of ISU's shots are 3-pointers ... 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 (262) than its opponents have attempted (194) ... Iowa State owns the nation's lowest number of personal fouls committed.
About the Cyclones
Despite trailing for most of the game, Iowa State battled back for a 66-60 win over Missouri Wednesday in Ames ... the Cyclones trailed 15-2 to start the game and were down 35-27 at the half ... seven second-half 3-pointers, combined with rebounding and free-throw shooting, kept Iowa State in the game ... two free throws by Megan Ronhovde tied the game with 6:19 left to go and an Amanda Nisleit 3-pointer gave the Cyclones the lead for good at 5:51 ... Ronhovde led ISU with 20 points, while Nicky Wieben added 18 off the bench ... Brittany Wilkins recorded her 10th double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 boards, while Heather Ezell dished an ISU freshman-record 13 assists and scored 14 points for her first collegiate double-double ... the Cyclones outrebounded their second consecutive Big 12 foe (44-40) and hit 40 percent from the floor ... Missouri shot just 27.8 percent in the second half and 34.7 percent for the game.
About the Wildcats
Kansas State is fourth in the league standings after winning at Colorado (67-62) Wednesday night ... the Wildcats are 4-1 in their last five games, losing in overtime to Missouri Feb. 1 at home ... KSU led by just one point with 27 seconds to go, but sank four crucial free throws to keep the Buffaloes at bay ... Kimberly Dietz had 12 points to lead the Wildcats, while Marlies Gipson and JoAnn Hamlin added 11 points each ... KSU converted on just 52 percent of its charity shots, but made 21 trips to the line ... Kansas State outrebounded CU 39-34 and drained 10 triples.
The Cyclone - Wildcat
Kansas State owns a 41-20 lead in the series that dates back to 1974, including a 21-7 advantage in Manhattan .... Iowa State's last win in Bramlage came in 2002, a string of three losses in Manhattan ... Kansas State has won four of the last five meetings, including a 74-52 victory in Manhattan last year ... Cyclone head coach Bill Fennelly is 12-9 against KSU ... Wildcat head coach Deb Patterson is 9-10 vs. ISU.