GAME 35 | 2023 Postseason WNIT – Second Round
Wyoming (23-10, 13-5 MWC) at K-State (18-16, 5-13 Big 12)
March 21, 2023 | 6 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (11,000) | Manhattan, Kan.
Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller
Analyst: Missy Heidrick
Sideline: Jazsmin Halliburton
K-State Sports Network
Play-by-Play: Matt Walters
Analyst: Kristin Waller
Series History vs. Wyoming
• K-State leads the series with Wyoming, 4-3.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 8-6 in his career against Wyoming.
• K-State is 3-0 against the Cowgirls in games played in Manhattan.
• The Wildcats are 17-9 against current members of the Mountain West Conference.
MANHATTAN, Kansas – K-State (18-16) will continue its Postseason WNIT journey on Tuesday, as the Wildcats host Wyoming (23-10) in the second round at 6 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum.
• Tuesday’s game airs on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play), Missy Heidrick (analyst) and Jazsmin Halliburton (sideline) will have the call.
Five names, numbers or storylines about K-State WBB
1. Wildcats in the WNIT
• K-State is 17-5 in its seven appearances in the Postseason WNIT. The Wildcats have reached the semifinals of the Postseason WNIT three times, which included winning the title in 2006.
2. 500 Free Throws/250 Three-Pointers
• K-State is one of three teams in the nation (Arkansas & Middle Tennessee) this season with 500 or more free throws made and 250 or more 3-point field goals made. This is the sixth time since 2009-10 in which a Big 12 school achieved these numbers in a season.
3. K-State Sets Free Throw Record
• The Wildcats have set the school record for free throws made in a season with 547. K-State is one of eight teams in the nation with 500 or more made free throws this season and ranks second.
4. 20×5 From Long Range
• K-State has registered the third season in program history with five or more Wildcats with 20 or more 3-point field goals made in a season (2002-03 & 2009-10).
5. Glenn Sees Double-Double
• Sophomore Jaelyn Glenn became the sixth Wildcat to register a double-double in a Postseason WNIT game, as she notched 13 points and 11 rebounds against Wichita State. This was Glenn’s third double-double of the season and tied her career-high for rebounds.
Number to Know
• K-State has recorded 2,405 points this season, the sixth time in the Jeff Mittie era in which the Wildcats scored 2,000 or more points in a season.
• K-State’s point total this season ranks 11th in program history and the most under Mittie.
• The 2,405 points this season marks the first time since the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons in which K-State tallied consecutive seasons with 2,000 or more points.
At a Glance: Wyoming
• Wyoming (23-10, 13-5 Mountain West) enters Thursday’s Potseason WNIT second round game following a 75-41 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
• Wyoming is guided on the sideline by first-year head coach Heather Ezell. The 2009 graduate of Iowa State had spent the past seven seasons with the Cowgirl coaching staff, including the last three as the associate head coach.
• The Cowgirls feature three players averaging double figures led by the by sophomore center Allyson Fertig and graduate student guard Quinn Weidemann.
• Fertig, a 2023 All-Mountain West Conference Team selection, is averaging 13.4 points per game and 8.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks this season.
• Weidemann, also a 2023 All-MWC recipient and MWC All-Defensive Team member, is averaging 11.2 points and 2.4 assists.
Last Time Out
at K-State 90, Wichita State 56 (March 16, 2023; Manhattan, Kan.)
• K-State opened its 2023 Postseason WNIT by setting the school record for points scored and margin of victory (34).
• The Wildcats improved to 17-5 all-time in the WNIT.
• Four Wildcats reached double figures led by sophomore Serena Sundell with 16 points and seven assists while sophomore Jaelyn Glenn achieved her third career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
K-State Top-20 in NCAA History for Wins
• K-State is in its 55th season of action and ranks among the top programs in NCAA history for all-time wins.
• K-State’s all-time record stands at 1,016-655 (.608) and the Wildcats entered the 2022-23 season ranked 19th in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history for program wins. The Wildcats were the 19th program in NCAA Division I history to reach 1,000 or more wins as a program and the third among the Big 12 (Texas, Baylor). K-State is averaging 18.5 wins per season.
• Kansas State is one of four teams in the nation to be guided by an active head coach with 600 or more career wins and the program has surpassed the 1,000-win mark (Stanford, UConn, NC State).
• The Wildcats have accumulated 26 20-win seasons and have secured 379 victories inside Bramlage Coliseum.
• K-State has 219 wins in the Big 12 Conference.
• Kansas State has registered 226 victories when they were ranked in the Associated Press top-25 poll and achieved 87 wins against teams ranked in the AP poll.
Wildcats With 375+ Wins in Bramlage
• K-State is 379-154 (.711) all-time inside Bramlage Coliseum, which is in its 35th season of existence.
• The Wildcats own a 14-4 record at home this season and tied the longest home-court winning streak in the Jeff Mittie era to open the season with nine wins.
• This is the 32nd time in program history that the Wildcats reached double figures in home victories. It marked the 24th season K-State has won 10 or more games in Bramlage.
• Over the last two seasons, K-State is 28-7 in home contests. The 28 wins are tied for the most in the Mittie era over a two-season span.
• In the 2021-22 season K-State finished with a 14-3 (.824) mark at home. The 14 home wins were the most since the 2016-17 season (14-4). The winning percentage of .824 was the highest since the 2010-11 season (.867; 13-2).
• In his career in games played in his home venue, Mittie is 382-111 (.775) including an 109-46 (.703) record at K-State.
• Kansas State has protected Bramlage Coliseum with determination against non-conference foes with a record of 220-29 (.884) with an active 20-game winning streak against non-con opponents. Mittie is 66-8 (.892) in non-conference games in Bramlage Coliseum.
Halftime Lead = K-State ‘W’
• Since the 2001-02 season, K-State is 354-49 (.878) when leading at the break, including an 15-0 record this season.
• K-State is 128-16 (.889) when leading at the break under head coach Jeff Mittie.
• Since the start of the 2007-08 season, K-State is 259-17 (.938) when leading with five minutes to play including a 143-6 (.960) record under Mittie.
Magic Number is 70 Points
• Since the 2014-15 season, K-State is 91-18 (.835) when scoring 70 or more points in a game.
• K-State is averaging 70.7 points per game this season on a .404 field goal percentage. The 70.7 points per game this season is the highest since K-State averaged 71.4 in the 2004-05 season.
• K-State’s points per 100 possessions this season stands at 95.2, is the fourth-highest for the program since the 2009-10 season.
• The Wildcats have scored 70 or more points in a game 20 times (15-5) including a season-high 93 against Northern Arizona on Nov. 25 during the Paradise Jam.
• The 20 games with 70 or more points scored are the most in the Jeff Mittie era and the highest since the 2003-04 season when the Wildcats registered 20 games with 70 or more points.
• Kansas State opened the 2022-23 season with seven straight games of 70 or more points for the first time in program history.
Gregory, Sundell Potent Tandem
• K-State’s duo of Gabby Gregory (608) and Serena Sundell (471) have combined for 1,079 points this season.
• Gregory and Sundell are the 10th tandem in school history to combine to score 1,000 or more points in a season (min. 400+ points by each player) and ranks eighth overall.
• Gregory and Sundell are responsible for 44.9 percent of K-State’s point total this season and lead the Big 12 for responsibility of total points.
Wildcats Solid From the Arc
• K-State is firing away from beyond the arc, as they have tallied a 252-of-859 (.293) effort from long range. The Wildcats are receiving 31.4 percent of its points from 3-point range, which ranks fourth in the Big 12 and ninth among Power 5 schools.
• The Wildcats have made 252 three-point field goals, surpassing the 250-mark for the third time in program history and the first time in the Jeff Mittie era. K-State’s 252 three-point field goals made are the third-most in school history and the most since the 2012-13 season when K-State made a school record 325.
• With its 859 three-point attempts this season, K-State ranks second in school history for 3-point attempts in a season. This is the third season in school history with 700 or more three-point attempts and the first in the Mittie era.
• K-State’s 7.41 three-point field goals made per game ranks fourth in the Big 12 this season and is the third-highest per game average for a single-season in school history.
• The Wildcats made a season-high 12 three-pointers twice this season: against Clemson on Nov. 24 (12-of-28, .429) and at Kansas on Jan. 29 (12-of-34, .353). The 12 connections were the most since making 12 at West Virginia on Jan. 8, 2022.
• Against Wisconsin on Nov. 11, K-State was 10-of-38 (.263) from beyond the arc. The 38 attempts were the most in a game during the Mittie era and the most since the Wildcats attempted 41 against Oklahoma State on Jan. 23, 2013.
• In the Mittie era, the Wildcats have made five or more 3-pointers in a game 203 times in 289 total games including 32 games with 10 or more connections (28-4) from deep.
• In the nine seasons under Mittie, K-State has buried 1,743 three-pointers which is 6.03 per game.
Glenn Finds the Range
• Jaelyn Glenn continues to be a perimeter threat for K-State.
• The guard from Kansas City, Missouri, is shooting 70-of-192 (.365) from 3-point range this season. Her 70 three-point field goals made this season are a personal single-season high and are the fifth-most in a sophomore season in program history.
• Glenn is one of 10 sophomores in the nation this season with 70 or more connections from 3-point range, including one of three in a Power 5 conference.
• This season, she has a career-best 23 games with two or more connections from long range, including a season-high four against Northern Arizona on Nov. 25, at Iowa State on Jan. 11 and at West Virginia on Feb. 25.
• She ranks ninth in the Big 12 in 3-point field goals made per game (2.06).
• Glenn is unique nationally, as she is the only player currently in NCAA Division I with 70 or more 3-point field goals made and 80 or more steals.
• Glenn is the eighth player in program history and the second in the Jeff Mittie era (Kindred Wesemann) to tally 100 or more career 3-point field goals made and 125 or more career steals.
• In her career, Glenn is 112-of-331 (.338) from long range. She has 34 career games with two or more connections from 3-point range including five games with four or more.
Glow of Sundell
• Serena Sundell owns the most diverse stat line in the Big 12 in the 2022-23 season.
• Sundell is the only player in the Big 12 and one of three in the nation (Tishara Morehouse, Florida Gulf Coast; Kaylynne Truong, Gonzaga) this season with 450 or more points, 150 or more assists and 50 or more steals. When including her 152 free throws made, Sundell is the only player in the nation with 450 or more points, 150 or more assists, 125 or more free throws made and 50 or more steals.
• Since 2009-10, she is the second Wildcat to achieve these marks in a single-season (Kayla Goth, 2017-18).
• The guard from Maryville, Missouri, has achieved career-highs in scoring, field goals made, field goal percentage, free throws made and attempted, rebounds and steals.
Sundell Sets the Table
• Serena Sundell has established herself at the point for K-State with her distribution skills.
• In the 2022-23 season, Sundell has handed out 175 assists (5.15 apg) including a season-high 10 against Oklahoma State on Jan. 4.
• Sundell ranks fourth in the Big 12 in assists per game and eighth in assist to turnover ratio (1.55). In Big 12 action, Sundell averaged 5.06 assists and ranked fourth in the category.
• Sundell’s 175 assists this season ranks second in program history for assists in a sophomore season.
• She has 41 career games with five or more assists including three games with 10 or more assists with a career-high of 11 assists.
• Sundell’s career total stands at 351 and ranks 12th on the K-State career assists list. She is the 12th player in program history with 350 or more career assists. Sundell is the second player in program history (Shalee Lehning, 368) with 350 or more assists by the conclusion of their sophomore season.
• Her career assist to turnover ratio of 1.69 is fifth in program history (min. 100 career assists).
• The 2022 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention recipient handed out 176 assists (5.3 apg) and had a 1.85 assist to turnover ratio in her freshman season in 2021-22.
• Sundell’s total of 176 assists ranked seventh in school history for a single season. Sundell was responsible for 32.3 percent of K-State’s assists last season.
• Sundell was the second freshman in program history with 175 or more assists in their debut season and her total of 176 ranked second among K-State freshmen behind Shalee Lehning’s school record of 189 in 2005-06.
• Among the nation’s freshmen, Sundell was second in total assists and assists per game.
• Against Iowa State on Jan. 11, Sundell tallied a career-high 11 assists. This was the 15th time a K-State player handed out 11 assists in a game and was the most assists by a Wildcat since Kayla Goth tied the school record with 13 against West Virginia on March 9, 2019.
Gregory’s Stat Line Amongst Best in Nation
• K-State senior guard Gabby Gregory has registered her first career season with 600 or more points, 150 or more free throws made and 75 or more 3-point field goals made.
• Gregory is one of four players in the nation this season with 600 or more points, 150 or more free throws made and 75 or more 3-point field goals made (Caitlin Clark, Iowa; Destiny Leo, Cleveland State; Ashley Joens, Iowa State).
• Gregory is the only player in program history to reach these marks in a season.
• According to HerHoopsStats.com, Gregory is the fourth player in the Big 12 (fifth time) since the 2009-10 season to register 600 or more points, 150 or more free throws and 75 or more 3-point field goals made in a season.
Gregory From Long Range
• Guard Gabby Gregory has established a new career-best 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 is fifth in the Big 12 with 77 connections and is seventh in the league with 2.33 three-point field goals made per game. She ranks 44th in the nation for 3-point field goals made.
• Gregory’s 77 threes this season are fifth in school history in a senior season. Her 244 attempts this season ranks eighth in school history for a single season.
• Gregory has achieved a new personal single-season career-high for 3-point field goals made in a season with 77. Her 77 connections are the most by a Wildcat since Kindred Wesemann made 90 in the 2016-17 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 174-of-537 (.324) from long range. She has made two or more 3-point field goals in a game 52 times and has 11 games with four or more connections. She has made a career-high six 3-pointers in a game three times, twice at K-State.