Kansas State Wildcats women's basketball

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Kansas State Wildcats
2016–17 Kansas State Wildcats women's basketball team
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University Kansas State University
All-time record 914–566 (.618)
Head coach Jeff Mittie (2nd season)
Conference Big 12
Location Manhattan, KS
Arena Bramlage Coliseum
(Capacity: 12,528)
Nickname Wildcats
Colors Royal Purple and White[1]
         
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Away jersey
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NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1982
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1982, 1983, 1984, 2002
NCAA Tournament appearances
1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017
AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1977
AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980
AIAW Tournament appearances
1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980
Conference tournament champions
1976, 1977, 1982, 1984
Conference regular season champions
Kansas State Conference
1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
Big Eight Conference
1983, 1984, 1987
Big 12 Conference
2004, 2008

The Kansas State Wildcats women's basketball program is the intercollegiate basketball program of the Kansas State Wildcats. The program is classified in the NCAA Division I, and the team competes in the Big 12 Conference.

The team has been invited to 21 NCAA and AIAW tournaments (second-most among Big 12 teams), and was crowned champion of the 2006 Women's National Invitation Tournament.

The team's head coach is Jeff Mittie. He was hired before the 2014–2015 season, after spending the prior fifteen seasons at TCU.[2]

History[edit]

Kansas State began offering women's basketball as an organized intercollegiate sport in the 1968–1969 school year,[3] under head coach Judy Akers. Because the NCAA did not sponsor women's sports until 1982, the governing bodies for women's basketball in the earliest years were the Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (CIAW) and the AIAW.

The Big Eight Conference likewise did not sponsor women's basketball in its earliest years, so Kansas State competed against the University of Kansas, Wichita State, and other state schools for the "Kansas State Conference" championship. Kansas State won eight straight Kansas Conference titles, from 1972 to 1979. The Big Eight Conference began offering a mid-season basketball tournament in the 1975–1976 season, and then began sponsoring a regular season competition in 1982–1983. Kansas State won the first two Big Eight tournament titles, in 1976 and 1977, and then won the first two Big Eight regular season titles, in 1983 and 1984.[4][5]

The longest-tenured and winningest head coach in team history is Deb Patterson. Patterson spent eighteen years at Kansas State and compiled a 350–226 (.608) record. She won two Big 12 Conference titles (2004 and 2008) and a WNIT title (2006). Before Patterson, the winningest coach at Kansas State was Judy Akers, the first coach in program history, who compiled a 206–94 (.687) record. Akers also captured eight Kansas State Conference titles (1972–1979) and the first two titles in the Big Eight Conference after it began sponsoring women's basketball (1976 and 1977 mid-season tournaments).

Postseason history[edit]

AIAW tournament results[edit]

The Wildcats appeared in six AIAW tournaments prior to the creation of the NCAA tournament.[6][7] In 1971, Kansas State also appeared in the even earlier tournament sponsored by the Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (CIAW), advancing to the Elite Eight.[7]

Year Result
1973 Fifth in Tournament
1974 First Round (16 teams)
1975 Sixth in Tournament
1977 Elite Eight
1979 First Round (16 teams)
1980 Sweet Sixteen

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The first tournament the NCAA sponsored was the 1982 edition. Kansas State has appeared in fifteen NCAA tournaments since that time.[6]

Year Result
1982 Elite Eight
1983 Sweet Sixteen
1984 Sweet Sixteen
1987 First Round
1997 First Round
2002 Sweet Sixteen
2003 Second Round
2004 Second Round
2005 Second Round
2008 Second Round
2009 Second Round
2011 First Round
2012 Second Round
2016 Second Round
2017 Second Round

NCAA tournament seeding history[edit]

Years → '82 '83 '84 '87 '97 '02 '03 '04 '05 '08 '09 '11 '12 '16 '17
Seeds→ 4 3 3 9 10 3 3 2 4 5 5 8 8 9 7

WNIT results[edit]

Kansas State has appeared in the Women's National Invitation Tournament seven times, including the first tournament held, in 1969.[7] The school was also invited to the tournament in 1970, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2013 and 2015. Kansas State won the tournament in 2006 and reached the semifinals (final four) again in 2007 and 2013.

Notable Wildcat players and coaches[edit]

Draft history[edit]

WNBA Draft Picks
Round Pick Overall Player Year
1st 4th 4th Kendra Wecker 2005
1st 6th 6th Nicole Ohlde 2004
1st 13th 13th Olga Firsova 2000
2nd 10th 22nd Brittany Chambers 2013
2nd 11th 23rd Breanna Lewis 2017
2nd 12th 25th Shalee Lehning 2009
3rd 8th 34th Megan Mahoney 2005
4th 8th 56th Shanele Stires 2000

Head coaches[edit]

Year by year results[edit]

  • The Big Eight Conference began sponsoring a mid-season tournament in the 1975–1976 season, but no regular season competition until 1982–1983. Kansas State competed for "Kansas State Conference" regular season titles in the years before the Big Eight began offering regular season competition.[4][5][11]
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Judy Akers (Independent, Kansas State Conference/Big 8) (1968–1979)
1968–69 Judy Akers 11–3 NWIT Eighth Place
1969–70 Judy Akers 10–7 CIAW Quarterfinals, NWIT Seventh Place
1970–71 Judy Akers 12–12 CIAW Tenth Place
1971–72 Judy Akers 17–5 1st AIAW Region VI
1972–73 Judy Akers 20–6 1st AIAW Ninth Place
1973–74 Judy Akers 21–9 1st AIAW Region VI
1974–75 Judy Akers 24–9 1st AIAW Sixth Place
1975–76 Judy Akers 28–6 6–0 1st AIAW Region VI
1976–77 Judy Akers 23–12 1st AIAW Quarterfinals 20
1977–78 Judy Akers 20–14 1st AIAW Region VI
1978–79 Judy Akers 20–11 1st AIAW South Sectional
Judy Akers: 206–94
Lynn Hickey (Independent/Big 8) (1979–1984)
1979–80 Lynn Hickey 26–9 AIAW Sixteen (Play-In) 13
1980–81 Lynn Hickey 23–11 AIAW Region VI
1981–82 Lynn Hickey 26–6 NCAA Quarterfinals 14
1982–83 Lynn Hickey 25–7 12–2 1st NCAA Sixteen 17
1983–84 Lynn Hickey 25–6 12–2 T-1st NCAA First Round 7
Lynn Hickey: 125–39 24–4
Matilda Mossman (Big 8) (1984–1990)
1984–85 Matilda Mossman 16–13 6–8
1985–86 Matilda Mossman 16–13 6–8
1986–87 Matilda Mossman 22–9 9–5 T-1st NCAA First Round
1987–88 Matilda Mossman 8–20 1–13
1988–89 Matilda Mossman 18–11 7–7 3rd
1989 Matilda Mossman 3–2
Matilda Mossman: 83–68 29–41
Gaye Griffin (Big 8) (1989–1990)
1989–90 Gaye Griffin 17–8 10–4
Gaye Griffin: 17–8 10–4
Susan Yow (Big 8) (1990–1993)
1990–91 Susan Yow 16–11 8–6
1991–92 Susan Yow 5–23 2–12
1992–93 Susan Yow 10–17 1–13
Susan Yow: 31–51 11–31
Brian Agler (Big 8) (1993–1996)
1993–94 Brian Agler 13–14 5–9
1994–95 Brian Agler 14–13 6–8
1995–96 Brian Agler 11–12 3–7
Brian Agler: 38–39 14–24
Jack Hartman (Big 8) (1996–1997)
1996 Jack Hartman 3–4 2–2
Jack Hartman: 3–4 2–2
Deb Patterson (Big 12) (1996–2014)
1996–97 Deb Patterson 19–12 9–7 T-5th NCAA First Round
1997–98 Deb Patterson 11–17 4–12 T-9th
1998–99 Deb Patterson 16–14 7–9 T-8th WNIT Second Round
1999–00 Deb Patterson 13–17 6–10 8th
2000–01 Deb Patterson 12–16 2–14 T-11th
2001–02 Deb Patterson 26–8 11–5 T-3rd NCAA Sixteen 10 11
2002–03 Deb Patterson 29–5 14–2 2nd NCAA Second Round 10 8
2003–04 Deb Patterson 25–6 14–2 T-1st NCAA Second Round 15 8
2004–05 Deb Patterson 24–8 12–4 T-3rd NCAA Second Round 19 16
2005–06 Deb Patterson 24–10 8–8 T-6th WNIT Champions
2006–07 Deb Patterson 19–15 4–12 T-11th WNIT Semifinals
2007–08 Deb Patterson 22–10 13–3 1st NCAA Second Round 21 16
2008–09 Deb Patterson 25–8 10–6 5th NCAA Second Round 20 21
2009–10 Deb Patterson 14–18 5–11 T-8th
2010–11 Deb Patterson 21–11 10–6 T-3rd NCAA First Round
2011–12 Deb Patterson 20–14 9–9 T-4th NCAA Second Round
2012–13 Deb Patterson 19–18 5–13 T-8th WNIT Semifinals
2013–14 Deb Patterson 11–19 5–13 T-8th
Deb Patterson: 350–226 148–147
Jeff Mittie (Big 12) (2014–present)
2014–15 Jeff Mittie 19–14 7–11 T–7th WNIT Second round
2015–16 Jeff Mittie 19–13 8–10 T–6th NCAA Second Round
2016–17 Jeff Mittie 23–11 11–7 4th NCAA Second Round 24
Jeff Mittie: 61–38 26–28
Total: 914–566

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Series records[edit]

Record vs. Big 12 opponents[edit]

Kansas State
vs.
Overall Record at Manhattan at Opponent's
Venue
at Neutral Site Last 5 Meetings Last 10 Meetings Current Streak
Baylor BU, 31–9 BU, 9–4 BU, 13–1 BU, 9–4 BU, 5–0 BU, 10-0 L 26
Iowa State KSU, 51–38 KSU, 26–14 ISU, 22–17 KSU, 8–2 KSU, 3–2 ISU, 6–4 W 2
Kansas KSU, 70–46 KSU, 33–15 KSU, 30–25 KSU, 7-6 KSU, 5–0 KSU, 8–2 W 7
Oklahoma OU, 37-27 KSU, 15–14 OU, 20–8 tied, 3–3 OU, 3-2 OU, 7–3 W 1
Oklahoma State KSU, 35-32 KSU, 19–9 OSU, 17–11 OSU, 6–4 KSU, 4–1 tied, 5–5 W 2
Texas UT, 20–14 KSU, 8–7 UT, 12–3 KSU, 3–1 UT, 5-0 UT, 7–3 L 5
TCU KSU, 6–5 KSU, 4–1 TCU, 3–2 TCU, 1–0 KSU, 3–2 KSU, 6–4 W 3
Texas Tech KSU, 19–13 KSU, 8–5 KSU, 9–6 tied, 2–2 KSU, 4–1 KSU, 8–2 W 4
West Virginia WVU, 9–2 WVU, 3–2 WVU, 5–0 WVU, 1–0 WVU, 4–1 WVU, 8–2 L 1
*As of 3/5/2017[11]

Record vs. former Big 12 opponents[edit]

Kansas State
vs.
Overall Record at Manhattan at Opponent's
Venue
at Neutral Site Last 5 Meetings Last 10 Meetings Current Streak Last Meeting
Colorado KSU, 35–33 KSU, 18–13 CU, 16–13 tied, 4–4 KSU, 4–1 KSU, 7–3 W 3 2/16/2011
Missouri KSU, 45-38 KSU, 27–11 MU, 22–13 KSU, 5–4 KSU, 3–2 KSU, 7–3 L 2 3/22/2015
Nebraska KSU, 46–33 KSU, 27–10 NU, 21–13 KSU, 6–2 NU, 3–2 tied, 5–5 W 2 2/19/2011
Texas A&M KSU, 13–9 KSU, 7–2 KSU, 5–4 TAM, 3–1 TAM, 3–2 TAM, 6–4 L 2 12/19/2012
*As of 12/19/2012[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kansas State University Brand Guide (PDF). Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ Jeff Mittie is New Head Coach
  3. ^ "Voepel: Mittie, Schneider out to rebuild Kansas State, Kansas". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  4. ^ a b "BigEightSports.com". Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Wildkittens Take Tournament". Manhattan Mercury. February 15, 1976. 
  6. ^ a b "Kansas State University Postseason History" (English). Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  7. ^ a b c "Women's College Basketball Championship History Page". Archived from the original (English) on 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  8. ^ "Lynn Holzman Named West Coast Conference Commissioner" (Press release). West Coast Conference. June 9, 2014. Retrieved June 13, 2014. A former captain of the women's basketball team while earning her Bachelors degree at Kansas State University, Holzman has since earned a Masters degree from the University of North Carolina and a Masters of Business Administration from Purdue University. 
  9. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (March 4, 2015). "Romero finds right fit at Florida State". ESPNW. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ Women's Basketball – In the Pros – Kansas State University Wildcats Official Athletics Site
  11. ^ a b c "KSU Media Guide". Kansas State University. Retrieved 10 Aug 2013. 

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