Jan. 9, 2012
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Following a pair of 20-point games to open Big 12 action last week, Kansas State guard Brittany Chambers was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week on Monday afternoon in an announcement by the league office. This was the 25th time that a Wildcat has earned the weekly Big 12 honor and the third time Chambers has earned the distinction.
In K-State’s 71-69 overtime win over then-No. 9/8 ranked Texas A&M on Jan. 4, Chambers recorded a game-high 21 points, on 9-of-18 shooting from the field, while playing all 45 minutes. Chambers tallied 19 of her 21 points in the second half and overtime. In her three career games against the Aggies, Chambers is averaging 24.3 points, which includes her career-high effort of 35 in last season’s K-State win.
At Kansas on Saturday, Chambers carded 23 points, on 7-of-13 shooting including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. She also added eight rebounds, four assists and a steal in 40 minutes of action. The effort by the junior from Jordan, Minn., moved her into 24th in school history for career points with 1,133. Her eight boards improves her career total to 454 and ranks 30th in school history. Chambers is now the 23rd player in school history, and the sixth guard, to score 1,000 points and pull in 450 career rebounds.
In K-State’s last five games, Chambers is averaging 19.8 points per game and has played every minute in four of those games.
Kansas State will return to Manhattan to host Missouri on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The game is set to tip-off at 7 p.m.
K-State fans can take advantage of the Wildcat Weekday 4 Pack promotion for Wednesday’s contest. For just $30, fans will receive four general admission seats, four hot dogs and four drinks. Single game tickets are also available for: $5 for general admission youth, $8 general admission adult, $9 for bench seating and $12 for chairback. To purchase tickets, fans can contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800)221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.