Topekan Peyton Williams is on the brink of making history as she and the Kansas State Wildcats prepare to play Michigan on Friday in their NCAA Tournament opener.
Williams needs just seven points and one rebound against the Wolverines to become only the third player in the 51-year history of the K-State program to reach 500 points and 300 boards in a single season. The 6-foot-4 forward would join Tammie Romstad (1979-80) and Nicole Ohlde (2002-03) as the only Wildcat members of that club.
K-State, the No. 9 seed in the Albany Region, and No. 8 seed Michigan will sport matching 21-11 records when they square off at 1 p.m. Central in Louisville, Ky. The Wildcats are in the NCAA field for the third time in four seasons.
Williams, a junior from Cair Paravel Latin, paces K-State with averages of 15.9 points and 9.6 rebounds, and she topped the Big 12 with 14 double-doubles this season. Senior Kayla Goth adds 12.6 points and 6.9 assists per game.
Both Williams and Goth were first-team All-Big 12 selections.