Mar 19, 2023

K-State to host Wyoming in WNIT 2nd Round Tuesday

Posted Mar 19, 2023 7:32 PM

K-State Sports

MANHATTAN – K-State will continue its 2022-23 season in the second round of the 2023 Postseason WNIT, as the Wildcats will host Wyoming on Tuesday, March 21. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

Tickets for K-State’s second round matchup with Wyoming will go on sale Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., by calling the K-State Athletic Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS, visiting or by stopping by the K-State Athletic Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum. Tickets are priced at $15 for chair backs, $10 for adult general admission and $5 for youth and senior citizens. All K-State students will receive free entry by showing a valid K-State ID at the door.

K-State (18-16, 5-13 Big 12) will be opposed by Wyoming (23-10, 13-5 MWC) on Tuesday in Bramlage Coliseum. K-State and Wyoming will meet for the eighth time and the first time since Nov. 15, 2007. This will be the second postseason meeting between the schools and the first since March 82, 2007, a triple-overtime win by the Cowgirls in the WNIT semifinals. The Wildcats are 17-9 all-time against current members of the Mountain West Conference, with the last meeting against an MWC program coming on December 21, 2012 at UNLV, an 80-54 K-State win.

Wyoming, making the program’s 11th WNIT appearance, defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday night, 75-41, to reach the second round. The Cowgirls are led 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 1.9 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.

The Wildcats have been paced during the 2022-23 season by All-Big 12 First Team selection Gabby Gregory and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention recipient, Serena Sundell. Gregory and Sundell are the 10th tandem in program history to combine for 1,000 or more points in a season, as the duo have registered 1,079 points this season.

In the 2022-23 season, Gregory has established career season-highs in every statistical category including: scoring (608; 18.4 ppg), field goals made and attempted (188-of-465), three-point field goals made and attempted (77-of-244), free throws made and attempted (155-of-183), rebounding (178; 5.4 rpg), assists (66; 2.0 apg) and steals (24; 0.7 spg).

The product of Tulsa, Oklahoma, ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring (18.4 ppg), third in free throw percentage (.847), eighth for minutes played per game (34.42), seventh in field goal percentage (.404) and 3-point field goals made per game (2.33), 16th in rebounding (5.4 rpg). She also is second in the Big 12 with 18 games of 20 or more points.

Gregory is one of six players in the nation averaging 18 or more points, five or more rebounds and two or more 3-point field goals made per game. She is the first player in K-State history and one of four in the nation this season with 600 or more points, 150 or more made free throws and 75 or more connections from beyond the arc.

She holds the single-season school record for free throws made (155), a record which stood for 41 years, and ranks sixth in school history for free throws attempted in a season (183).

Sundell expanded upon her debut season in 2021-22 with an exemplary 2022-23 campaign, as she has carded career season-highs in a number of categories including: scoring (471; 13.9 ppg), field goals made and attempted (149-of-306), field goal percentage (.487), free throws made and attempted (152-of-192), rebounding (165; 4.9 rpg), blocks (26; 0.8 bpg) and steals (63; 1.8 spg). Sundell’s 175 assists this season ranks second in school history in a sophomore season.

The native of Maryville, Missouri, ranks 12th in scoring in the Big 12, fourth in assists (5.15 apg), fifth in steals, eighth in assist/turnover percentage (1.55), 10th in blocks per game, 11th in free throw percentage (.792) and 12th in minutes played per game (33.20).

With her two-season total of 822 points and 351 assists, Sundell is the first Wildcat in program history to register 800 or more points and 350 or more assists by the conclusion of their sophomore season.

Sundell’s career assist total of 351 ranks 12th on the K-State career assists list. She has led K-State in assists in 54 of her 67 career games.

Sundell ranks third in school history for free throws made in a season with 151. Sundell’s 192 free throw attempts ranks fourth in school history for a single season and the most by a guard in program history. Her 192 free throw attempts are the most by a Wildcat since Nicole Ohlde attempted 196 free throws in the 2003-04 season.

The winner of the Kansas State-Wyoming game will play the winner of the Washington-New Mexico matchup in the Super 16 on either March 22, 23 or 24 at a site to be determined.