Wildcats Welcome in Lady Bears on Wednesday

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State plays its second straight home contest and the second against a top-25 opponent, as the Wildcats host Baylor at 7 p.m., on Wednesday night in Bramlage Coliseum.

Kansas State will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day during Wednesday night's contest. All girls 14 and under get in free with any team jersey.

The game will be broadcast live on the K-State Sports Network, as the award-winning Brian Smoller provides the play-by-play and former Wildcat Missy Heidrick is on the color analysis.

The Wildcats (11-9, 3-3 Big 12) put an end to a three-game skid and concluded the month of January with a winning record, as K-State defeated then-No. 22/18 Iowa State, 73-67. This was K-State's second win over a top-25 opponent this season.

The Wildcats registered their highest point total since Jan. 2 against Yale and saw three players reach double figures. Leading the charge for the Wildcats was senior forward Ashley Sweat with 31 points on 9-of-14 shooting, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, and was also 10-of-12 from the free throw line. Sweat also added three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal to her final stat line.

The McPherson, Kan., native leads the Wildcats in scoring (18.1 ppg) and rebounds (5.7 rpg). Sweat leads the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage (.500; 26-of-52) and is second in the league in free throw percentage (.869; 93-of-107).

Also in double figures against the Cyclones were freshmen guards Brittany Chambers and Taelor Karr. Chambers tallied 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, seven rebounds and a career-high seven assists.

For the season, Chambers is K-State's second-leading scorer (13.1 ppg), second-leading rebounder (4.8 rpg) and second-leading passer (2.4 apg).

Karr registered 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. In her last 10 games, Karr is averaging 10.5 points and is .469 from beyond the arc in the last 10 games.

Three is not a Crowd, It's a Bonus

This season K-State has been led in scoring by senior forward Ashley Sweat (18.1 ppg) and freshman guard Brittany Chambers (13.1). When this duo each scores in double figures, the Wildcats are 8-4.

When freshman guard Taelor Karr (8.8 ppg) scores in double figures with Sweat and Chambers, which occurred against Iowa State on Jan. 31, the Wildcats are 6-1 this season.

Chambers, Karr Crashing the Boards

During the last six games, freshmen guards Brittany Chambers and Taelor Karr have provided a boost to K-State's rebounding numbers. The duo has combined for 65 rebounds in the last six contests (10.8 rpg), with Chambers grabbing 34 and Karr hauling in 31.

Chambers is tied for second on the team in rebounds with 4.8 per game and started a current nine-game stretch (6.2 rpg last 9 games) with a career-high nine rebounds against UTSA on Dec. 21. She has 11 games this season with five or more rebounds.

Karr has pulled in 4.0 rebounds per game and has nine games with five or more rebounds during her debut season with the Wildcats.


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