Drake Plays At Kansas State In NCAA First Round Saturday

first_img Buy Tickets The winner of Drake and Kansas State will face the winner of No. 2 Stanford and No. 15 New Mexico State on Monday, March 20. Start time and broadcast information is to be determined. TicketsTicket sales through the Drake Athletics Ticket Office have now ended. Please contact the Kansas State Ticket Office to purchase tickets for Saturday’s game at 800-221-CATS (2287). Bulldog Party Headquarters in ManhattanFuzzy’s Taco Shop in Manhattan will be the Bulldog Party Headquarters for pre and post-game parties. Below is the schedule of pre-game events for Saturday, March 18. Stay up to date on the latest news and information about the Bulldogs by visiting the Tournament Central page at GoDrakeBulldogs.com/NCAA. Those needing ONLY Saturday’s First Round tickets, must purchase their tickets when arriving at the game at the Kansas State Ticket Office. Currently, only all-session tickets are available for sale. Single-game tickets will be available at walk-up on Saturday. K-State Game Notes Those who purchased tickets through the Drake Athletics Ticket Office, please refer to your order confirmation email regarding ticket information and pick-up locations. MANHATTAN, Kan. – The No. 20/18 Drake University women’s basketball team (28-4) is a No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament as Drake will play at No. 7 seed Kansas State (22-10) Saturday, March 18 at 3 p.m. The NCAA First Round game will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN3 with Brenda VanLengen and Carol Ross on the call. The duo were the first recruits for Drake head coach Jennie Baranczyk, who is in her first NCAA Tournament as a head coach. Baranczyk, who spent two seasons on the K-State coaching staff (2004-06), has led the Bulldogs to a 99-60 record in five seasons since taking over in 2012-13. She was voted the 2017 MVC Coach of the Year and the espnW Mid-Major Coach of the Year. Scouting Kansas StateNo. 24/RV Kansas State is in the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight season and 15th time in program history. The Wildcats’ 22 wins are the most since the 2008-09 (25) season. K-State is led by third-year head coach Jeff Mittie, who coached TCU from 1999-2014 prior to taking over the Wildcats for the 2014-15 season. Kansas State is led by its All-Big 12 senior duo of Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann. Lewis averages 13.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game while Wesemann averages 14.0 points and has made a team-leading 85 three-pointers. Seniors Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) and Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) are set for their NCAA Tournament debuts. Ingle has started 111-consecutive games while Wendell has started 126-straight for the Bulldogs. Ingle and Wendell recently moved up on Drake’s all-time assists and scoring charts, respectively. Ingle is at the top with 779 assists while Wendell is third with 2,534 points. Ingle has the third most assists among active players and Wendell the second most points. Drake earned the Missouri Valley Conference’s automatic NCAA Tournament berth by winning its sixth MVC Tournament title against UNI last Sunday in Moline, Ill. The Bulldogs are making their 11th all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament and first NCAA appearance since 2007. In 2007, Drake lost to eventual NCAA champion Tennessee. Story Links View The Bulldogs NCAA Journey Series HistoryDrake and Kansas State have played 17 games all-time with the Wildcats holding a 12-5 advantage. The two teams last played each other in 2000 at the Knapp Center in a tight contest won by Kansas State, 69-63. The Bulldogs and Wildcats played each other at least once every year from 1978-1987, including three Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) tournament games (1978, 1979, 1981) and one NCAA Tournament game in 1980 won by K-State, 74-65. The series resumed in 1997 with one game each season until the last meeting in 2000. Student Ticket InformationDrake students interested in attending the game can purchase tickets for $8. Tickets must be purchased at the Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan. Please make sure to show your student ID when purchasing your game ticket. For more information about Drake’s 2017 NCAA Tournament appearance please visit http://godrakebulldogs.com/ncaa. If you have any ticket questions please email the Drake Athletics Ticket Office at ticke[email protected] Live Audio Drake Game Notes Drake enters the 2017 postseason on a program and MVC record 22-game winning streak. The impressive streak is the second longest active winning streak in the country behind UConn (107). The streak includes a perfect 18-0 mark in league play, a feat never accomplished before in MVC history. Drake claimed both the MVC regular and tournament titles for the fourth time (1997, 1998) and the first sweep since 2000. The Bulldogs’ 28 victories are tied for the single-season mark in program history with the 1981-82 and 1978-79 teams. Live Stats Des Moines Watch PartyRookies Sports Bar & Grill in Clive is the home of all Bulldog postseason watch parties! Grab your friends and family and head to Rookies to cheer the team on as they play in the NCAA Tournament! 10 a.m. – Pre-game Party Begins at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop12 p.m. – Mini Pep Rally with Bulldog Brass and Cheer1:30 p.m. – Hotel Send-off for Team (Holiday Inn Manhattan at the Campus)Fuzzy’s Taco Shop606 N. 12th StreetManhattan, KS 66502 ESPN3 Rookies Sports Bar & Grill2180 NW 156th St. | Clive, IA*Once Drake has completed play in the tournament, subsequent parties will not be held. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more