Kansas State Wildcats Women's Basketball Schedule
It is college basketball season and that can only mean one thing,
the women of Kansas State are gearing up to make another NCAA Tournament run. To do that they will have to make their way
through a rugged Big 12 conference schedule, never an easy task. However, the Wildcats have a signaificant home court advantage
when they take on teams at their Manhattan, Kansas home of Bramlage Coliseum so they should be more than able to do well during
One game both the Kansas State players and fans have had their eyes on since the schedule was announced
was the January 2nd match up against the always tough Baylor Bears. It is looking like this may be the year that the Wildcats
move past the Bears in conference standings but you can be sure that Baylor will not give up without a fight.
big time game takes place on January 25th when the Kansas Jayhawks take the court at Bramlage Coliseum. Any game between these
in state rivals is a masterpiece and the two schools could well be jockeying for top seeds in the conference tournament at
this point in the season. Plenty of other great games are also slated to take place at Bramlage Coliseum so start making plans
for an unforgettable night in Manhattan, Kansas.
Now in her fifteenth season, coach Deb Patterson
will be looking to make this a memorable year for Kansas State and its fans. With a relatively young roster she will be relying
on the leadership of seniors Chantay Caron and Bri Craig. Coming off of a disappointing season in 2012-2013 which saw them
finish eighth in the Big 12 and miss the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats will be looking to turn things around in 2013-2014.
This will primarily be done by building off of the momentum they got started during the postseason last year which saw them
reach the semifinals of the NIT. Be there from the start as the Wildcats look to make this the year that Kansas State once
again becomes a major force in women's college basketball.
In the past several years women's
college basketball has been growing exponentially in popularity and this is evident by the crowds that fill the arenas for
each game. Bramlage Coliseum is one of the most exciting arenas in all of college basketball and on game day the electricity
in the air is enough to get even the most casual basketball fan bouncing off the walls. As the teams take the court for the
opening tip off fans stand up and refuse to sit down until the home team scores. The game continues full of back and forth
action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the
Wildcats are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a
Wildcat player lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer
when the crowd erupts after another big Kansas State win and the crowd flows out of the arena in jubilation.
The Big 12 is regarded as one of the premiere athletic conferences in the country and nowhere is this more
true than in women's college basketball. Texas, Kansas, and Baylor have a long history of making deep runs in the NCAA Tournament
and several other schools including Kansas State are more than capable of knocking off the perennial contenders. Recent years
have seen Baylor reign as perhaps the most dominant women's basketball program in the country, but with Brittney Greiner graduated
they seem to have come back down to earth and the conference is once again wide open. Playing a tough conference schedule
will leave all of the Big 12 teams that earn an NCAA Tournament berth well prepared for the rigors of postseason play.
Kansas State Wildcats Trivia
Deb Patterson is the winningest coach in Kansas State history and her 318 career
wins at the end of the 2012-2013 season far surpass the 206 of Judy Akers who is in second place. With plenty more seasons
to come it is a certainty that Patterson will pile up more wins adding to her legacy. To date the Wildcats have earned nine
NCAA Tournament appearances and won the Big 12 regular season twice. Look for the Kansas State Wildcats to have continued
success under Deb Patterson in the years to come. Three Kansas State coaches and players have earned an induction to the school's
Hall of Fame so far, Judy Akers, Lynn Hickey, and Priscilla Gary-Sweene. You can be sure that it is only a matter of time
before Deb Patterson takes her spot in the Hall of Fame as well.