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WBB: @ Kansas State Game Notes & Game Thread

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    http://www.cubuffs.com/pdf4/666033.pdf

    THE GAME: The University of Colorado will travel to play Kansas State University on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at 6 p.m. MST at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.

    BROADCAST: Wednesday’s game will be televised and produced by FSN Kansas City and will also be picked up by FSN Rocky Mountain. Brent Stover will have the call with Missy Heidrick providing the color commentary. Due to a conflict with the CU men’s game, Wednes- day’s game will be broadcast live on KVCU AM 1190. Mike Rice will handle play-by-play duties. Live internet audio of all CU basketball games is available on BuffsRadio, a subscription service through CUBuffs.com.

    OPENING TIP: Colorado will be looking to halt an eight-game road losing streak dating back to a 61-56 win over Missouri on Jan. 24, 2009.

    THE BUFFALOES: Colorado is 11-5 and coming off consecutive losses for the first time this season. The Buffaloes are 1-2 in the Big 12. After beginning league play with a 64-48 win at home against Missouri on Jan. 9, the Buffaloes have dropped games to Texas Tech 74-61 in Lubbock on Jan. 12 and 68-62 against Iowa State at home on Jan. 16. Despite dropping its last two, CU has won five of its last eight and nine of its last 13 overall.

    SMITH NEARING MILESTONE: Bianca Smith needs 23 points to become the 23rd player in team history to reach 1,000. She scored 13 points against Iowa State and in the process moving into 23rd on CU’s all-time list with 977 as she passed Doni Fischer (967 from 1975-78), Kate Fagan (970 from 1999-04) and Sabrina Scott (972 from 1999-03).
    Smith would give CU two 1,000 point scorers on the same team as she would join Brittany Spears who reached 1,000 last year and currently resides in 15th on CU’s all-list with 1,292. Having multiple 1,000 point scorers on the same team has happened several times in CU’s history, and on two different occasions in the last decade alone. Jackie McFarland and Jasmina Ilic were 1,000-point team- mates in 2006-07 and the Buffaloes had a trio of 1,000-point scorers in 2001-02 featuring Jenny Roulier, Mandy Nightingale and Britt Hartshorn.

    ABOUT THE WILDCATS: Kansas State is 10-7 overall and 2-1 in the Big 12. The Wildcats had won six straight before falling at Oklahoma State 66-56 on Jan. 16. Kansas State is the most ac- curate 3-point shooting team in NCAA Division I hitting 42 percent from downtown. The Wildcats rank eighth in the nation, and second in the Big 12, with 8.3 3-pointers made per game. Despite ranking among the nation’s leaders in 3-pointers, Kansas State is the low- est scoring team in the Big 12 at just over 66 points per game. The Wildcats have also struggled on the boards, averaging a Big 12 worst 33 rebounds per game. KSU also ranks at the bottom of the league in steals (5.6 spg) and blocked shots (2.2 bpg). KSU does well protecting the ball, averaging just 14.6 turnovers per game, ranking 11th in the nation.

    Senior forward Ashley Sweat tops Kansas State at 17.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. One of the most accurate shooters in the Big 12 she is hitting 49 percent from the field, 51 percent from the3-point arc and 86 percent from the line. Freshman guard Brittany Chambers is second on the team in scoring at 12.6 per outing and leads the team with 36 3-pointers made. Senior guard Kari Kincaid tops the Wildcats at 3.4 assists per game while averaging 9.6 points per contest.

    SERIES RECORDS: This will be the 65th meeting between Colorado and Kansas State with the series even at 32 games. The Wildcats have won 12 of the last 15 meetings. Kansas State recorded the rarethree-game sweep in 2008-09 as the Wildcats won 72-60 in Manhattan, 71-61 in Boulder and 68-51 in the first round of the 2009 Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City. Last year marked the sixth time in the seven years that the regular season series has ended in a sweep between the two teams, the lone exception coming in 2008 when both teams won at home. Kansas State holds a 17-12 edge in Manhattan, winning the last two. CU’s last win at Kansas State was a 60-58 triumph on Feb. 14, 2007.

    Kathy McConnell-Miller is 3-6 against Kansas State as a head coach, all with Colorado.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Up 30-25 at halftime. This is a very winnable game. Need to get back on track and terminate the road monkey that's been dogging our programs. Terminate with extreme prejudice. :gun:
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Finally a Big 12 road win!!!!!

    Buffs win 63-57!

    :dance: :dance: :dance:
     
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    Yay Lady Buffs! :woot:
     
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    I was impressed with how the Buffs played when KState made their comeback to within 1 point. All too many times in the past few years, the Buffs would have lost the lead, lost thier focus, and ended up making some dumb plays and going down to another loss. Tonight they regrouped before losing the lead and kept their poise under pressure. A nice win and hopefully, with that road game gorilla off their back, we see more good things from this group.
     
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    Smith was on fire from 3 land. The buffs won despite the atrocious disparity at the ft line. The refs were awful. What is up with spears? They need her to get back on track. Nice job by the freshman hitting the 2 ft's near the end.
     

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