Dec 02, 2019 9:00 PM

Wildcat women host UIW on Tuesday in Bramlage

Posted Dec 02, 2019 9:00 PM

MANHATTAN -- K-State women's basketball will play the first of just two home games in the month of December on Tuesday against UIW at 6:30 p.m. The Wildcats will look to snap a three-game skid.

Tuesday’s game can be seen live on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play), Missy Heidrick (analyst) and Anna Christianson (sideline) will have the call.

The Wildcats were led in the Junkanoo Jam by redshirt freshman Ayoka Lee and senior Peyton Williams. Lee earned Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team - Bimini Division honors by averaging 18.0 points on 15-of-19 (.789) shooting, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks.

Williams also averaged a double-double during the Junkanoo Jam with 13.0 points and 10.0 rebounds.

Defensively, K-State has held its opponents to a combined field goal percentage of 33.6 percent which ranks 33rd in the nation.

During its recent skid, Kansas State has dropped the three games by a total of 13 points.


Starting 5

Five names, numbers or storylines about K-State women’s basketball

1. Board Work

K-State has had the advantage on the glass in all six games this season. The Wildcats rank fourth in the nation and lead the Big 12 in rebounds per game at 48.8.

2. Rejection

Kansas State leads the Big 12 and ranks fourth in the nation for blocks per game at 6.8. The Wildcats are 11th in the nation for total blocks with 41.

3. Williams a Double-Double Machine

Peyton Williams, a candidate for every national award, owns 25 career double-doubles and is tied for fifth in program history for career double-doubles. She has opened the 2019-20 season with a double-double in four of her five games played. She is averaging 13.4 points and 14.0 rebounds and ranks 11th in the nation for double-doubles this season.

4. Lee Equals First Quarter Records

Against Michigan State, Ayoka Lee tied the school records for points in a first quarter (11) and field goals made in a first quarter (5). Lee would finish the game with 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting and 6-of-7 from the free throw line.

5. Carr from Afar

Sophomore Christianna Carr has made 20 three-point field goals to begin the 2019-20 season. She ranks second in the Big 12 and 40th in the nation in 3-point field goals made. Carr is averaging 3.3 three-point field goals made per game and ranks second in the Big 12 and 20th in the nation.


Last Time Out

(15/15) Michigan State 65, Kansas State 60 (November 30, 2019; Bimini, Bahamas)

K-State was unable to hold a one-point lead in the final two minutes against the Spartans.

The Wildcats stifled Michigan State in the third quarter, holding the Spartans to five points on 13.3 percent shooting (2-of-15).

Redshirt freshman center Ayoka Lee led the Wildcats with career-highs of 22 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks. Lee was named to the Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team - Bimini Division.

K-State has had the edge on the boards in every game this season, outrebounding the Spartans - 40-37.

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Dec 02, 2019 9:00 PM
Chiefs rout Raiders 40-9 to seize AFC West control


AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes threw for a touchdown and ran for a touchdown, Juan Thornhill returned a pick 46 yards for another score, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the bumbling Oakland Raiders 40-9 on Sunday to seize control of the AFC West.

LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson also had TD runs for the Chiefs (8-4), who took a two-game lead over the Raiders by finishing off a season sweep. That means Kansas City can clinch a fourth straight division title with a win over New England and an Oakland loss to Tennessee next weekend.

Oakland (6-6) sure didn't play like a team fighting for a piece of the division lead.

Derek Carr dropped to 0-6 at Arrowhead Stadium with another miserable outing, throwing for 222 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. The Raiders failed to score twice in the red zone, were penalized 12 times for 99 yards, and seemingly quit when Kansas City put together a 9 1/2-minute drive almost entirely on the ground that soaked up most of the fourth quarter.

When the Raiders finally scored a touchdown in the last minute, the Chiefs blocked the extra point and returned it for two points — one more insult to Oakland in a game full of them.

It was the Raiders' seventh straight loss in Kansas City, and the continuation of a major late-season spiral. The blowout came on the heels of a 34-3 loss to the Jets last weekend.

Josh Jacobs was Oakland's lone bright spot, running for 104 yards on 17 carries.

Both teams struggled to move the ball at times with frosty winds whipping at 40 mph out of the west. Flurries even fell during halftime, adding to the misery for fans huddled in the stands.

As if those dressed in silver and black weren't depressed enough.

In the first half alone, Carr threw both of his interceptions. The Raiders lost a fumble on a kick return; failed to convert on fourth-and-1; committed seven penalties; and watched Daniel Carlson yank a 44-yard field-goal attempt about 20 yards wide left.

The Chiefs took advantage of all the squandered opportunities.

Mahomes, who perhaps more than anyone benefited from a week off, capped a 47-yard drive in the first quarter with a short TD pass to Darrel Williams. Then, late in the first half, the reigning MVP scrambled to his left and ran untouched 13 yards for another touchdown.

The Chiefs put the game out of reach in the third quarter.

First, they moved swiftly downfield on the opening possession before Harrison Butker drilled a 50-yard field goal into the wind. Then, on their next possession, Mahomes threw a pick in the end zone that was overturned when replay showed wide receiver Demarcus Robinson was held on the play.

The penalty gave Kansas City the ball back and McCoy scored moments later.

Oakland finally ended the Chiefs' streak of 59 straight points against them when Carlson hit a chip-shot field goal in the fourth quarter. The streak dated to their Week 2 matchup and was a record for a 122-game series that traces its roots to the earliest days of the AFL.

It was also ended the Raiders' streak of 15 drives against Kansas City without a point.


Chiefs coach Andy Reid improved to 25-3 against the AFC West dating to 2015. He also improved to 18-3 in games after a bye, including an 11-1 mark at home, dating to his days in Philadelphia.


Chiefs: RB Damien Williams (ribs) was inactive. ... CB Rashad Fenton (hamstring) departed in the second quarter, while Darrel Williams (hamstring) and DE Frank Clark (shoulder) left in the third.


Oakland: begins a two-game homestand against the Titans on Sunday.

Kansas City: visits the Patriots in an AFC title game rematch on Sunday.