MANHATTAN, Kansas (Kansas State Athletics) – K-State women’s basketball will take part in one of the most unique games in its history, as the Wildcats will face Wisconsin as part of the Aurora Health Care Brew City Battle in Milwaukee on Friday, November 11. The game between the Wildcats and Badgers will be played at American Family Field, home of the Milwaukee Brewers.
“We’re excited to play in such a unique venue and challenge our team to an early road contest against a quality opponent,” said K-State head coach Jeff Mittie about the matchup.
Tickets for the Aurora Health Care Brew City Battle will go on sale on July 26. Fans can immediately log on to brewcitybattle.com and register to receive email alerts regarding ticket details, premium hospitality options, unique experiences and other event information. Game time and broadcast information will be announced later this summer.
This will be the first time in the 55-year history of K-State women’s basketball in which the Wildcats will play a game in a Major League Baseball stadium. The Wildcats will play its second neutral site game in the state of Wisconsin in the Jeff Mittie era, as K-State faced Arizona State in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on December 16, 2018.
The court at the Aurora Health Care Brew City Battle will be positioned across the infield, with center court near the pitcher’s mound. Temporary seating will be installed just beyond second base along with additional field-level seating around the court to provide a premium fan experience. Tickets for on-field seats will be all-inclusive with a variety of food and beverage options. Additionally, nearly all of the existing seating areas of American Family Field will be available.
This will be the second meeting in the series between K-State and Wisconsin, as the Badgers captured the inaugural game on Nov. 24, 2006, in Las Vegas, during the UNLV Lady Rebel Shootout.
K-State completed its 54th season of action in 2021-22 with a 20-13 overall record, its 17th NCAA Tournament appearance and advanced to the second round for the third time in four NCAA Tournament bids under head coach Jeff Mittie.
The Wildcats will be led by 2022 consensus All-American and three-time All-Big 12 First Team selection Ayoka Lee, who averaged 22.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game last season. Joining Lee is a trio of rising sophomores, Serena Sundell, Brylee Glenn and Jaelyn Glenn. Brylee Glenn and Sundell were named to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team with Sundell also awarded All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.
Wisconsin, led by second-year head coach Maria Moseley, ended the 2021-22 season with an 8-21 overall record and a Big Ten mark of 5-13.
The game in Milwaukee is a part of the 2022-23 non-conference schedule for K-State, which includes a home match-up against Iowa on Thursday, November 17, at 8 p.m., and hosting a neutral site game against South Dakota State in Kansas City on Saturday, December 10, at 1 p.m.
The Wildcats will also take part in the 23rd edition of the 2022 U.S Virgin Islands Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center located in St. Thomas. The games will take place from November 24-26, 2022, with the games streamed on ESPN3.
This will be K-State’s third-ever appearance in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam (2001, 2016). The Wildcats own a 5-1 record in its six games on the island, winning the 2016 event.
The Wildcats will enter the 2022-23 season two wins shy of 1,000 in its history. Mittie will begin the 2022-23 season one victory shy of 600 in his coaching career and five wins short of 150 during his time in Manhattan.