Women’s basketball starts homestead against UT Arlington

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Wildcat Wille during the Kansas State Wildcats women's basketball game versus the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kan. on Nov. 13, 2017. The Wildcats went on to win with a final score of 81 to 60. (File photo by Justin Wright | Collegian Media Group)

After playing four games away from Bramlage Coliseum, the Kansas State women’s basketball team returns home to face the University of Texas at Arlington on Wednesday.

The Wildcats and Mavericks will tip off at 7 p.m. The game can be watched on ESPN3 or heard on the K-State Sports Network.

Kansas State is 5-2 on the season, including 3-0 at home. The average margin of victory for the Wildcats in those contests is over 23 points.

The Mavericks have also posted a 5-2 record so far on the season, but have lost two in a row, mostly recently a 62-58 home loss to the University of Houston Cougars.

Kansas State is coming off a 73-59 loss against No. 19 Missouri in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

The Wildcats have three players regularly scoring in double figures: junior Kayla Goth, freshman Rachel Ranke and senior Kaylee Page. Goth leads the team in scoring at 14.9 points per game. She also leads the team in assists, dishing out six per game.

On the defensive side of the court, senior Shaelyn Martin leads the team in rebounding with 8.1 boards per game. Martin also leads the team in steals with 17.

The Wildcats have also been altering shots left and right. Sophomore Peyton Williams leads the team with 11 blocks, but Page is right behind her with 10. As a team, Kansas State has blocked 40 shots.

After this game, the team will have some time off with finals week, but will face off against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Saturday, Dec. 16. That game will tip off at 2 p.m. in Manhattan. Big 12 play for the Wildcats will start on Dec. 28 when the Baylor Bears come to the Little Apple.

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