Wildcats Travel to Tennessee for SIRA Championships


MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State women’s rowing squad will head off to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to compete at the 2022 Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships Regatta on Friday (April 15) and Saturday (April 16). The regatta will be held on Melton Hill Lake. 

The Wildcats will compete in their first race at 11:40 a.m. CT on Friday (April 15) with the novice 4+. Following the event, the novice 8+ will race at 12:10 p.m. CT, then the varsity 4+ at 12:55 p.m. and two boats (the 1v8+ and the 2v8+) will compete at 1:20 p.m. in the varsity 8+. Semifinals will take place in the evening on Friday for the novice 4+ and the novice 8+.  

On Saturday, K-State will take on semifinals in the varsity 4+ at 7:14 a.m. CT and the varsity 8+ at 7:42 a.m.  

Finals will take place on Saturday afternoon and the Wildcats will aim to have all boats qualify for medal contention.  

“Coming off our races in California and Florida, we have continued to review combinations and find more boat speed,” said head coach Patrick Sweeney. “The team has maintained their focus as we are working toward the championship segment of the season.” 

So far this season, the Wildcats have competed in the Hornet Invitational on March 19-20 and Sunshine State Invitational on April 1-2. 

Most recently at the Sunshine State Invitational, the squad collected two silver medals. The medals came from the 3v8+ and the 1v4+.

“We have improved from race to race even with the difficulties of limited water time at home,” said Sweeney. “Each crew is learning more on how to attack every part of race. This weekend is a great opportunity to keep making progress.” 

K-State hasn’t been to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to attend the SIRA Championship Regatta since April 19-20, 2019. The crew was scheduled to attend on April 18-19, 2020, but the regatta was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Back in 2019, the Wildcats brought home three gold medals along with two silver medals. 

“The team has continued to work hard and now it’s time to put that work into good, solid racing,” said Sweeney.  

Following this weekend, the Wildcats will move to Omaha, Nebraska for the Creighton Duel on Saturday (April 23). 

For the latest on K-State Rowing, follow @kstatesports and @KStateROW on Twitter or on the team’s Facebook page using the hashtag #KStateROW.  

 



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Wildcats Travel to Georgetown Tuesday


The Villanova Wildcats will travel to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday evening to take on the Georgetown Hoyas. Villanova enters play with an 18-7 overall record and a 12-4 BIG EAST mark, while the Hoyas are 7-17 overall and 2-14 in league play. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m., at McDonough Arena.
 
Villanova and Georgetown will be meeting for the 71st time on Tuesday night. The Wildcats lead the all-time series by a 46-24 count and have won 15 of the last 19 against the Hoyas.
 
Tuesday’s game will be the second meeting of the season between the two teams. In the first game, the Wildcats tallied a 76-57 home win over the Hoyas. Maddy Siegrist led the way in the win with 32 points and 14 rebounds. She was 12-of-18 from the field, 1-of-5 from three and 7-of-8 from the foul line. Lior Garzon finished with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting (3-of-7 from three), while Brianna Herlihy made her mark all over the stat sheet with four points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and three steals. Georgetown was paced by Milan Bolden Morris with 14 points and Jillian Archer who had 11. For the game, Villanova was 28-of-65 from the field (43.1%), 6-of-24 from three (25.0%) and 14-of-17 from the foul line (82.4%), while the Hoyas shot 41.5 percent from the floor (22-of-53), 42.1 percent from three (8-of-19) and 55.6 percent from the charity stripe (5-of-9). Villanova owned a 46-27 advantage on the backboards. 
 
Villanova received a strong contribution in Sunday’s win over DePaul from freshman guard Lucy Olsen. In 36 minutes of action, Olsen tallied 17 points to go with five rebounds, three assists and a steal. The 17 points came on 8-of-14 shooting from the field. For the year, Olsen is averaging 6.7 points per game and she ranks second on the team in assists with 68 helpers.
 
Siegrist currently leads the BIG EAST and ranks second in the country in scoring at 26.4 points per game. She trails only Iowa’s Caitlin Clark who is averaging 26.8 points per contest. Siegrist also ranks second in the league in rebounding at 9.8 per game.
 
Sophomore Lior Garzon has emerged as a consistent secondary scorer for the Wildcats. Garzon currently ranks second on the team in scoring with a 13.9 points per game average and leads the team in three-point field goals with 51. Garzon has reached double figures in 18 of the 24 games she has played in this season, including five games of 20 points or more.
 
Following Tuesday’s game at Georgetown, the Wildcats will finish the 2021-22 regular season with road contests at Butler on Feb. 25 and at Xavier on Feb. 27.
 





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Wildcats Travel to Georgetown Tuesday


The Villanova Wildcats will travel to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday evening to take on the Georgetown Hoyas. Villanova enters play with an 18-7 overall record and a 12-4 BIG EAST mark, while the Hoyas are 7-17 overall and 2-14 in league play. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m., at McDonough Arena.
 
Villanova and Georgetown will be meeting for the 71st time on Tuesday night. The Wildcats lead the all-time series by a 46-24 count and have won 15 of the last 19 against the Hoyas.
 
Tuesday’s game will be the second meeting of the season between the two teams. In the first game, the Wildcats tallied a 76-57 home win over the Hoyas. Maddy Siegrist led the way in the win with 32 points and 14 rebounds. She was 12-of-18 from the field, 1-of-5 from three and 7-of-8 from the foul line. Lior Garzon finished with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting (3-of-7 from three), while Brianna Herlihy made her mark all over the stat sheet with four points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and three steals. Georgetown was paced by Milan Bolden Morris with 14 points and Jillian Archer who had 11. For the game, Villanova was 28-of-65 from the field (43.1%), 6-of-24 from three (25.0%) and 14-of-17 from the foul line (82.4%), while the Hoyas shot 41.5 percent from the floor (22-of-53), 42.1 percent from three (8-of-19) and 55.6 percent from the charity stripe (5-of-9). Villanova owned a 46-27 advantage on the backboards. 
 
Villanova received a strong contribution in Sunday’s win over DePaul from freshman guard Lucy Olsen. In 36 minutes of action, Olsen tallied 17 points to go with five rebounds, three assists and a steal. The 17 points came on 8-of-14 shooting from the field. For the year, Olsen is averaging 6.7 points per game and she ranks second on the team in assists with 68 helpers.
 
Siegrist currently leads the BIG EAST and ranks second in the country in scoring at 26.4 points per game. She trails only Iowa’s Caitlin Clark who is averaging 26.8 points per contest. Siegrist also ranks second in the league in rebounding at 9.8 per game.
 
Sophomore Lior Garzon has emerged as a consistent secondary scorer for the Wildcats. Garzon currently ranks second on the team in scoring with a 13.9 points per game average and leads the team in three-point field goals with 51. Garzon has reached double figures in 18 of the 24 games she has played in this season, including five games of 20 points or more.
 
Following Tuesday’s game at Georgetown, the Wildcats will finish the 2021-22 regular season with road contests at Butler on Feb. 25 and at Xavier on Feb. 27.
 





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Wildcats Travel to Seton Hall Sunday


Villanova will travel to South Orange, N.J., on Sunday afternoon to take on the Seton Hall Pirates. The Wildcats enter play with a 17-6 overall record and an 11-3 BIG EAST mark, while the Pirates are 12-10 overall and 7-7 in league play. Tip-off at Walsh gymnasium is set for 1 p.m.
 
The Wildcats and Pirates will meet for the 71st time on Sunday afternoon. Villanova currently leads the all-time series by a 46-24 margin. The Wildcats have won nine of the last 11 versus Seton Hall.    
 
After starting the season 3-5, Villanova has won nine in a row and 14 of its last 15 to improve to 17-6 on the year. A big reason for the Wildcats 3-5 start was due in large part to the absence of junior forward Maddy Siegrist who missed six games with an injury. In those six contests, Villanova registered a 3-3 mark.  The Wildcats are 14-3 with Siegrist in the line-up this year. 
 
Sunday’s match-up will be the second meeting of the year between Villanova and Seton Hall. The Wildcats tallied a 76-73 win over the Pirates in a game played at Villanova on Dec. 31.  In the victory, Siegrist led the way with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Brianna Herlihy had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Lior Garzon was the third Wildcat in double figures with 14 points. Seton was paced by Andra Espinoza-Hunter who had 20 points and Sidney Cooks who tallied 15 points and 12 rebounds. For the game, Villanova was 30-of-64 from the field (46.9%), 8-of-30 from three-point range (26.7%) and 8-of-12 from the foul line (66.7%), while Seton Hall shot 38.2 percent from the floor (26-of-68), 44.4 percent from long distance (8-of-18) and 92.9 percent from the charity stripe (13-of-14).
 
Siegrist was simply sensational in Friday night’s 74-63 overtime win over Marquette when she averaged a point per minute scoring 42 points in 42 minutes of action. The 42 points came on 14-of-25 shooting, including a 2-of-6 effort from three-point range and a 12-of-12 performance from the foul line. She scored 16 of her 42 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.  Siegrist sank two free throws with under a second left in regulation to send the game into overtime.
 
The Wildcats will conclude a stretch of playing five games in a 10-day span with Sunday’s game at Seton Hall.  Villanova is currently 4-0 in the grueling stretch. After earning a road win at St. John’s on Feb. 4, the Wildcats defeated Georgetown on Feb. 6, Connecticut on Feb. 9 and Marquette on Friday. 
 
Villanova will return to action on Sunday, Feb. 20, when the DePaul Blue Demons visit the Finneran pavilion. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.
 
 
 





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Wildcats Travel to Seton Hall Sunday


Villanova will travel to South Orange, N.J., on Sunday afternoon to take on the Seton Hall Pirates. The Wildcats enter play with a 17-6 overall record and an 11-3 BIG EAST mark, while the Pirates are 12-10 overall and 7-7 in league play. Tip-off at Walsh gymnasium is set for 1 p.m.
 
The Wildcats and Pirates will meet for the 71st time on Sunday afternoon. Villanova currently leads the all-time series by a 46-24 margin. The Wildcats have won nine of the last 11 versus Seton Hall.    
 
After starting the season 3-5, Villanova has won nine in a row and 14 of its last 15 to improve to 17-6 on the year. A big reason for the Wildcats 3-5 start was due in large part to the absence of junior forward Maddy Siegrist who missed six games with an injury. In those six contests, Villanova registered a 3-3 mark.  The Wildcats are 14-3 with Siegrist in the line-up this year. 
 
Sunday’s match-up will be the second meeting of the year between Villanova and Seton Hall. The Wildcats tallied a 76-73 win over the Pirates in a game played at Villanova on Dec. 31.  In the victory, Siegrist led the way with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Brianna Herlihy had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Lior Garzon was the third Wildcat in double figures with 14 points. Seton was paced by Andra Espinoza-Hunter who had 20 points and Sidney Cooks who tallied 15 points and 12 rebounds. For the game, Villanova was 30-of-64 from the field (46.9%), 8-of-30 from three-point range (26.7%) and 8-of-12 from the foul line (66.7%), while Seton Hall shot 38.2 percent from the floor (26-of-68), 44.4 percent from long distance (8-of-18) and 92.9 percent from the charity stripe (13-of-14).
 
Siegrist was simply sensational in Friday night’s 74-63 overtime win over Marquette when she averaged a point per minute scoring 42 points in 42 minutes of action. The 42 points came on 14-of-25 shooting, including a 2-of-6 effort from three-point range and a 12-of-12 performance from the foul line. She scored 16 of her 42 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.  Siegrist sank two free throws with under a second left in regulation to send the game into overtime.
 
The Wildcats will conclude a stretch of playing five games in a 10-day span with Sunday’s game at Seton Hall.  Villanova is currently 4-0 in the grueling stretch. After earning a road win at St. John’s on Feb. 4, the Wildcats defeated Georgetown on Feb. 6, Connecticut on Feb. 9 and Marquette on Friday. 
 
Villanova will return to action on Sunday, Feb. 20, when the DePaul Blue Demons visit the Finneran pavilion. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.
 
 
 





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Arizona Wildcats’ COVID-postponed men’s basketball game at USC rescheduled for March 1


The Arizona Wildcats now have a full schedule—fingers crossed—after the Pac-12 rescheduled the last of their games that had been postponed due to opponents’ COVID-19 issues.

Fourth-ranked UA (19-2, 9-1 Pac-12) will visit No. 21 USC (19-4, 9-4) on Tuesday, March 1, with one of the ESPN networks set to broadcast the game. Tip time is to be announced, but will be between 7 and 9 p.m. MT.

Arizona was supposed to play USC in Los Angeles on Jan. 2 but the Trojans were in the middle of a COVID pause. The Wildcats’ games before (Dec. 31 at UCLA) and after (Jan. 8 at ASU) were also called off because of those teams’ COVID issues, the UCLA game getting made up Jan. 25 and the trip to ASU on tap for Monday night.

The USC game was the last one to be rescheduled for Arizona, but like the UCLA and ASU ones it results in a stretch of three consecutive road games. The Wildcats lost 75-59 at UCLA after playing the Bay Area on the schools beforehand, and after playing the Sun Devils in Tempe they’ll head to the Washington schools this weekend.

Playing USC—whom it just beat 72-63 at McKale Center—comes three days after Arizona finishes up the logistically challenging Rocky Mountain trip, playing Thursday at Utah (9-15, 2-12) and Saturday at Colorado (14-9, 6-7). That translates to six of eight on the road.

Arizona will then only get one day off before wrapping up the regular season at home against Stanford (14-8, 7-5) and Cal (9-15, 2-11).

The Pac-12 has rescheduled all previously postponed men’s basketball conference games, while on the women’s side there are 17 that don’t have a makeup date or have been declared a no-contest. Two of those involve Arizona, with coach Adia Barnes saying over the weekend she is still hopeful her team’s home game against Washington (originally set for Jan. 9) gets rescheduled.



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Wildcats to Face Xavier Sunday


Villanova will close out a four-game homestand on Sunday, Jan. 30, when the Xavier Musketeers visit the Finneran Pavilion. The Wildcats enter play 12-6 overall and 6-3 in BIG EAST play, while Xavier is 7-11 and 2-7. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.
 
Sunday’s game versus Xavier will be the 17th all-time meeting between the two schools. Villanova leads the all-time series against the Musketeers by a 15-1 count. The first meeting came on March 21, 2006, when the Wildcats defeated the Musketeers by a score of 59-47 in the second round of the WNIT. The other 15 match-ups have taken place when the Wildcats and Musketeers became members of the Big East Conference. Xavier’s lone win in the series came in a 75-67 overtime victory on Dec. 31, 2015.
 
Despite both being BIG EAST Conference members, Sunday’s game will be the first meeting between the teams since the 2019-20 season. Both games scheduled for the 2020-21 campaign were postponed due to COVID related reasons. During the 2019-20 season, Villanova and Xavier met three times with the Wildcats winning on all three occasions (66-54 at Villanova; 55-54 at Xavier; 64-56 in overtime in the Big East Tournament).  
 
After starting the season 3-5, Villanova has won nine of its last 10 to improve to 12-6 on the year. A big reason for the Wildcats 3-5 start was due in large part to the absence of junior forward Maddy Siegrist who missed six games with an injury. In those six contests, Villanova registered a 3-3 mark.  The Wildcats are 9-3 with Siegrist in the line-up this year.
 
For the third time this year and 11th time in her career, Siegrist registered a 30-point game in last Sunday’s win over Creighton. In 38 minutes of action, she had 31 points and 12 rebounds. The 31 points came on 8-of-15 shooting (3-of-4 from three) and a 12-of-14 effort from the foul line.
 
For the third time in her young career, freshman guard Lucy Olsen reached double figures with 10 points in Friday’s win over Butler. The 10 points came on 4-of-8 shooting, including a 1-of-1 effort from three and a 1-of-2 performance from the foul line. Olsen is currently averaging 6.4 points per game and she leads the team in assists with 48. 
 
Villanova will return to action on Friday, Feb. 4, when the Wildcats travel to New York to take on the St. John’s Red Storm. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.
 
 





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Wildcats Travel to Creighton – Villanova University


Villanova travels to Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday, Dec. 5, to take on the Creighton Bluejays in a BIG EAST contest. The Wildcats enter play 3-4 overall and 0-1 in conference play, while Creighton is 4-2 on the year and 1-0 in league play.  Tip-off at Sokol Arena is set for 2 p.m., eastern time.
 
Sunday’s game against Creighton will be the 17th all-time meeting between the Wildcats and BlueJays. Creighton holds a 9-7 advantage in the series. Villanova won the only meeting between the teams last year by a score of 73-68 in a game played at Villanova on Dec. 19, 2020.
 
In Friday’s game at Providence, Villanova was led by grad student Brianna Herlihy who tallied 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting, including a 5-of-6 effort from the foul line. This was Herlihy’s first 20-point game of the season and the sixth of her career. She currently ranks second on the team in scoring at 12.1 points per game and she leads the team in rebounding with an 8.0 rebounds per game average. 
 
For her efforts in two games last week, sophomore forward Lior Garzon was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. In the two contests, she averaged 21.5 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per contest., 2.0 steals per game and 2.0 assists per contest. Her best scoring effort of the week came in a 22-point performance versus Temple. This is the second straight week that Garzon has earned Honor Roll honors.
 
Villanova is in the midst of a three-game road stretch. Following the loss to Providence on Friday night, the Wildcats will play at Creighton on Sunday, Dec. 5 and at James Madison on Dec. 9. After returning home to play Oregon State on Dec. 12, the Wildcats finish the stretch at La Salle on Dec. 21. Villanova is 2-2 in road contests this season.
 





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Adelaide 36ers fly directly to WA from Tasmania to prepare for NBL match against Perth Wildcats


Adelaide 36ers will fly directly to Perth from the NBL’s pre-season competition Tasmania to prepare for Friday night’s round one clash against the Wildcats after the WA border was closed to South Australia.

Premier Mark McGowan closed the border on Saturday, immediately posing problems for the NBL given they’d already changed the fixture in the lead-up to the season to combat COVID-19 restrictions.

But with Adelaide having spent two weeks in Tasmania, the league will get them into WA on Sunday night.

The 36ers beat Brisbane in Hobart on Sunday morning to win the Loggins-Bruton Cup as the NBL Blitz champions.

Adelaide were undefeated throughout the pre-season, and beat the Wildcats twice during that time.

Perth won two of their five games while fighting through the adversity of a host of key players being unavailable.

The Wildcats will receive an update on injured vice-captain Mitch Norton this week as they hope to get him back on court from a hyper extended knee as soon as possible.

Import Michael Frazier II (groin) and recruit Jack Purchase (hamstring) were both expected to be fit for tip-off. Todd Blanchfield (knee) and Corey Shervill (foot) face more time on the sidelines.

Perth have two games in the opening round, with the second clash against Cairns, but Queenslanders can still travel to WA.

That will also allow Brisbane to fly to Perth for round two. The Bullets will open the season in Tasmania and play at RAC Arena on both December 12 and 17.

Perth’s round three opponents, Tasmania JackJumpers, also have a clear path to WA with their opening matches in Hobart and Cairns.

The Wildcats will spend extended time interstate after Christmas as they wait for the border to open. Perth have been scheduled to play in Adelaide and Brisbane between December 28 and January 7 with the remaining fixture yet to be announced.



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Wildcats to Face Saint Joseph’s Saturday


Villanova will open-up Philadelphia Big 5 play on Saturday afternoon when the Wildcats travel to Hawk Hill to take on the Saint Joseph’s Hawks. The Wildcats enter play 0-2 on the young season, while Saint Joseph’s is 1-2. Tip-off at Hagan Arena is set for 3 p.m.
 
Starting with Saturday’s game at Saint Joseph’s, Villanova will play three consecutive Philadelphia Big 5 games. Following the trip to Hawk Hill on Saturday, the Wildcats will visit The Palestra on Monday to take on the Penn Quakers. The third game in the stretch will take place on Nov. 27 with a home date versus the Temple Owls. The fourth and final City Series game will be on Dec. 21 at La Salle. 
 
Villanova enters play versus Saint Joseph’s on Saturday having won five in a row against the Hawks. Saint Joseph’s last win in the series came during the 2014-15 season. In the last meeting between the schools on Dec. 7, 2019, Villanova tallied a 60-44 win over the Hawks. The Wildcats are also 33-6 in its last 39 games versus Philadelphia Big Five competition.
 
The Wildcats enter play on Saturday with an all-time Big Five record of 122-40 (.753). The 122 wins are the most victories by any Big Five women’s program. Saint Joseph’s is second with 111 Big Five wins.
 
This will be Villanova’s first game action in eight days.In the team’s last outing on Nov. 12, Villanova fell at No. 4 Maryland by a score of 88-67. In the setback, Brianna Herlihy led the Wildcats with 16 points, while Lior Garzon tallied 15 points and Maddy Siegrist chipped in with 11 points. Maryland was paced by Angel Reese who had a game-high 23 points. She was one of six Terrapins to reach double figures. For the game, Villanova was 24-of-55 from the field (43.6%), 13-of-27 from three-point range (48.1%) and 6-of-6 from the foul line (100.0%), while Maryland shot 56.7 percent from the floor (34-of-60), 50.0 percent from long distance (5-of-10) and 83.3 percent from the foul line (15-of-18).  Maryland owned a 38-21 advantage on the backboards.
 
Villanova will stay on the road for its next game when the Wildcats play Penn at The Palestra on Monday evening. Tip time is set for 7 p.m.
 
 
 





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