MANHATTAN, Kansas – K-State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie announced the complete non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2023-24 season on Tuesday. The Wildcats’ non-conference slate features 10 home games, including a visit from Big Ten foe Wisconsin, a visit to the 2023 NCAA national runner-up Iowa, participation in the 2023 Clean Simple Eats Gulf Coast Showcase, and a neutral-site matchup against Missouri in the Bill Snyder Basketball Classic in St. Joseph, Missouri.

K-State’s 2023-24 non-conference schedule includes five games against teams that reached the postseason in 2022-23, including two teams that played in the NCAA Tournament (Iowa and Southern) and three teams that played in the WNIT (Jackson State, Little Rock, and Western Kentucky).

K-State officially begins its 56th season of action on Monday, November 6, as the Wildcats host Presbyterian. This will be the first meeting in the series between the programs.

Presbyterian finished the 2022-23 season with an overall record of 13-17 and a 9-9 mark in the Big South.

The Wildcats begin a two-game road trip on Saturday, November 11, as K-State faces Little Rock. K-State will visit Little Rock for the second straight meeting in the series and the second time ever. The Wildcats lead the all-time series between the schools, 3-1, winning the last matchup 53-47 on December 16, 2018.

Little Rock, led by longtime head coach Joe Foley, ended the 2022-23 season with a 21-11 overall record and won the regular season Ohio Valley Conference crown with a 17-1 league mark. After falling in the OVC title game, the Trojans fell at SMU in the first round of the 2023 WNIT.

The Wildcats will face the first of two Big Ten opponents as they visit 2023 All-American Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes on Thursday, November 16.

K-State leads the all-time series against the Hawkeyes 5-1, as the Wildcats downed fourth-ranked Iowa in Manhattan on November 17, 2022, 84-83. This marks the first regular-season visit to a Big Ten opponent’s home floor by the Wildcats since playing at Iowa on December 5, 2010.

Following its meeting with the Hawkeyes, K-State returns to Bramlage on Sunday, November 19, to host Wisconsin. This will be the third meeting in the series between the schools and the first at either of the campus sites. The Wildcats captured the Brew City Battle 77-63 on Nov. 11, 2022, in Milwaukee at American Family Field.

Wisconsin, led by third-year head coach Maria Moseley, ended the 2022-23 season with an 11-20 overall record and a Big Ten mark of 6-12.

During the Thanksgiving holiday, the Wildcats will play in the 2023 Clean Simple Eats Gulf Coast Showcase at Hertz Arena in Estero, Florida. The games will take place from November 24-26, 2023, with all games streamed on FloHoops. This will be K-State’s first appearance in the Gulf Coast Showcase.

K-State will face Western Kentucky on Friday, November 24, at 10 a.m. (CT) in the first round. In this bracketed event, the Wildcats will play either North Carolina or Vermont in the semifinals (4 p.m.) or the consolation semifinals (10 a.m.) on November 25. The final games will be played on Sunday, November 26.

This will be the fourth meeting between the Wildcats and Lady Toppers, with K-State holding a 2-1 edge in the series. K-State won the last meeting 76-44 on November 14, 2021, in Manhattan during the 2021 Preseason WNIT.

Western Kentucky finished the 2022-23 season with a 19-14 overall record and dropped its 2023 WNIT first-round game at Kansas, 86-72.

The other half of the bracket for the Clean Simple Eats Gulf Coast Showcase includes Delaware, Florida Gulf Coast, Iowa, and Purdue Fort Wayne.

The Wildcats will begin the month of December with a visit from Jackson State on Friday, December 1. This will be the second-ever meeting between the programs, as the teams last squared off on Dec. 22, 1981, in Manhattan, a 73-56 K-State win.

Jackson State finished the 2022-23 season with an overall record of 21-10 and a record of 17-1, securing the SWAC regular season title. The Tigers played in the 2023 WNIT, falling at Memphis in the first round.

K-State will tangle with McNeese State on Wednesday, December 6. This will be the first meeting between the schools. McNeese State finished the 2022-23 season with a 12-19 overall record and an 8-10 mark in the Southland Conference.

The Wildcats will challenge Missouri in the inaugural Bill Snyder Basketball Classic on Saturday, December 9, at 5 p.m. in St. Joseph, Missouri.

K-State leads the all-time series against the Tigers 45-39, including a 5-4 mark in games played at a neutral site. This marks the 10th neutral site meeting in the series and the first since K-State secured a 79-58 win over Missouri in the 2004 Big 12 Championship in Dallas, Texas, on March 10, 2004.

Missouri completed the 2022-23 season with an 18-14 overall mark and a 6-10 record in the SEC. The Tigers reached the second round of the 2023 WNIT under the guidance of head coach Robin Pingeton.

K-State will close out its 2023-24 non-conference regular season schedule with a trio of home games. The Wildcats will face North Florida on Saturday, December 16, and then host Oral Roberts on Monday, December 18, and before a break for the holidays will host Southern on Wednesday, December 20.

In preparation for the 2023-24 non-conference schedule, K-State will host Pittsburg State on Friday, November 3.

The Wildcats enter the 2023-24 season with the return of 10 letter winners, including four starters from last season’s 2023 WNIT squad. The Wildcats will be led by 2022 All-American center Ayoka Lee, who returns for her senior season, senior guard and 2023 All-Big 12 First Team selection Gabby Gregory, and the junior trio of Brylee Glenn, Jaelyn Glenn, and Serena Sundell.

The 10 returning letter winners were responsible for 84 percent of K-State’s scoring, 82 percent of the team’s assists, and 67 percent of the team’s rebounding in the 2022-23 season. The Wildcats will also welcome transfers Imani Lester and Zyanna Walker, redshirt sophomore Gisela Sanchez, and freshmen Alexis Hess and Taryn Sides.

The 2023-24 Big 12 schedule, game times, promotional and television schedules will be released later this summer.

The 2024 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship will be contested at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri, from March 7-12, 2024. Ticket information will be available later this year.

K-State women’s basketball season tickets for the 2023-24 season are available now for purchase. For more information on season ticket packages for the Wildcats’ home schedule, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office by calling 1-800-221-CATS or visit