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When K-State lost five players to season ending injuries, the women’s season itself seemed ready to spiral out of control. The Wildcats finished their Big 12 slate at 5-13 and were crushed in the conference tournament by Baylor, 80-47. And that’s when Brittany Chambers turned in one of the most spectacular runs in team history. Chambers almost single-handedly willed the team to a winning record by reaching the WNIT Final Four before falling to Utah in overtime and finishing the season 19-18. Her performance propelled her into the WNBA draft where she was taken 10th in the second round and 22nd overall by the Los Angeles Sparks.
Chambers had a simply remarkable run in the WNIT, where she kicked off the first round by dropping 42 points and and 11 rebounds on Texas Southern. That performance was followed by a 28 point performance against Illinois St., 23 points against Ball St., 21 points points against Illinois, and 16 points against Utah. The team’s 72-44 blowout of Texas Southern was the only game in which Chambers did not play 40 minutes – she never left the floor in regulation from that point forward.
Chambers leaves Manhattan with several records to her name, and is one of only four Big 12 players to net 2,000 points, 850 rebounds and 350 assists over her career. She joins an LA team coming off a 24-10 record that reached the Western Conference Finals this past season.