K-State records at No. 16 in NCAA WBB Top 16

MANHATTAN, Kansas – After his best start to the season in Jeff Mittie At that time, Kansas State women’s basketball ranked No. 16 in the first reveal of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee top 16 seeding picks Thursday night on ESPN. Programs in the top 16 seeds of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee during the March Sunday draft will host first- and second-round games in the 2022 NCAA Tournament.

K-State (15-5) improved its 2020-21 season win total by six wins. Among his wins this season, the Wildcats have two wins over Associated Press top 15 opponents Baylor and Oklahoma, as well as non-conference wins at South Dakota State and a home win over Oregon. .

The Wildcats have been led this season by the 2022 National Player of the Year nominee Ayoka Lee and the freshman trio of Serena Sundell, Brylee Glenn and Jaelyn Glenn.

For the season, Lee leads the Big 12 and ranks second in the nation in scoring average (25.3 points per game), leads the Big 12 and nation in total points (505), and leads the nation in goals. marked (209). She leads the Big 12 in field goal percentage (.589) and blocks (3.4 bpg). She also leads the Big 12 and ranks third in the nation in double-doubles (14).

The 2022 Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 selection and 2022 Lisa Leslie Award contender is second in the league in rebounding (10.9 rpg), eighth in free throw percentage (.757) and 14th in steals (1 ,4 spg). His 505 points and 209 field goals are new career highs in a single season.

Lee, a 2022 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year nominee, is the only player in the nation with 500 or more points, 200 or more rebounds and 60 or more blocked shots.

In the league, Lee leads the Big 12 in points (27.5 ppg), field goal percentage (.615) and rebounds (10.63 rpg). She is second in the league in blocked shots (2.5 bpg).

In her first season, Sundell was a three-time Big 12 Freshman of the Week selection and is second in the Big 12 in assists and assists per game (117; 5.85 apg). The 2022 Big 12 freshman contender of the year trails the Big 12 in league games only with 7.0 assists per game.

Brylee Glenn is a two-time Big 12 Freshman of the Week winner and is averaging 7.5 points and 2.6 rebounds.

Jaelyn Glenn earned his first Big 12 Freshman of the Week honor earlier this week and is averaging a line of 7.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals.

K-State will wrap up the first half of its 2022 Big 12 schedule Saturday night at Bramlage Coliseum, as the Wildcats host TCU at 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s game is Junior Wildcats Club day, as K-State hosts Junior Wildcats Club members. at an exclusive pre-game event and will also include concession discounts and Willie Wildcat autographs.

Tickets for Saturday’s game can be purchased at kstatesports.com/tickets, by calling (800) 221-CATS or in person at the K-State Athletics box office at Bramlage Coliseum.

Saturday’s game will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. The game can also be streamed on the K-State Sports Network for free at kstatesports.com and the K-State Sports app.

NCAA Women’s Basketball Top 16 Seeds Revealed (January 27)
1. South Carolina
3. NC status
4. Tennessee
5. Louisville
10. State of Iowa
11. Connecticut
12. USL
13. Baylor
14. Oregon
15. Georgia
16. Kansas State

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