Lady Bears vs. Coppin State Postgame Press Conference - Players
Honors: MVC All-Freshman Team (2011)...MVC Player of the Week (Feb. 6, 2012)...MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Feb. 10, 2012)...MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team (2012)...Missouri State Lady Bear Prestige Award (2011, 2012)...MVC Academic Honor Roll (2011, 2012)...MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2012).
2011-12: Perhaps the best catalyst for the Lady Bears' conference championship run, Buer returned to the starting lineup Jan. 21 after coming off the bench for 14 games to help Missouri State to 11 consecutive victories...In all, Buer started 20 games, including the season's last 17, and averaged 9.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game...Scored in double figures in 14 of the season's final 18 games, including eight straight from Jan. 19-Feb. 17, and averaged 10.7 points, 3.4 boards and 2.9 assists in MVC games...Ranked 10th in the MVC in assists per game and second (behind teammate Casey Garrison) with a 1.5:1 assist-to-turnover ratio...MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team selection...Winner of the Lady Bear Prestige Award, given to the player exhibiting the most desire, determination and dedication, for a second consecutive season...The seventh multiple-time winner of the award, and the fifth underclassman to win it...Shot 74-of-84 (.881) from the foul line on the year, leading the MVC with a percentage good for sixth in school history...Made 30 consecutive free throw attempts from Jan. 27-Feb. 10, the No. 3 streak at MSU and 11th-longest in MVC history...Made 15 free throws (in 16 tries) Feb. 10 against Wichita State, the third-highest single-game total at Missouri State, behind a pair of games from Jackie Stiles...Played in all 33 games for MSU and the first 68 of her career...Grabbed at least five rebounds on eight occasions...MVC Player of the Week (Feb. 6) and Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Feb. 10) for averaging 17.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in wins at Drake and Creighton...Poured in 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds and five assists against Illinois State (Jan. 27)...Had 15 points and a season-best eight boards Feb. 2 at Drake, then put in 20 points two days later at Creighton...Netted 27 points, going 15-for-16 at the foul line, and dished out seven assists in a home win over Wichita State (Feb. 10)...Scored 17 points and tallied three steals in the MVC quarterfinal win over Bradley (March 9)...Scored 22 points with seven assists in 40 minutes in the WNIT opener against UMKC (March 15)...Played all but 12 minutes in MSU's three WNIT games, averaging 16.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists while shooting 20-of-45 from the floor and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc.
2010-11: Buer started 25 of MSU's 35 contests--including the final 13 games of the season--averaging 5.1 points and 1.4 assists per outing as a freshman...Posted the third-highest assist total (48) on the club and connected on 41 percent of her field goal attempts during her rookie campaign...Shot .474 from the floor in MVC play...Led MSU in assists five times and posted six double-figure scoring games...Also excelled in the classroom, earning MVC Honor Roll recognition, as well as a share of the team's Lady Bear Prestige Award, which is given annually to the player exhibiting the most desire, determination and dedication...Contributed eight points, four rebounds and four assists in the Lady Bears' victory over Lamar (Nov. 12)...Posted career highs of 15 points, six rebounds to go along with four assists in MSU's 73-69 win at Toledo (Nov. 20)...Recorded her third straight double-digit scoring effort with a 10-point performance vs. Oral Roberts (Nov. 30); also turned in her third consecutive four-assist game...Handed out a career-high five assists in MSU's win at SLU (Dec. 12)...Scored eight points on 3-of-4 shooting in just 13 minutes at No. 20 Georgetown (Dec. 19)...Secured a career-high four steals and handed out three assists to go along with six points in a 66-39 rout of Morgan State (Dec. 21)...Totaled nine points off the bench at UNI (Jan. 6)...Registered her first double-digit point total (10) since Nov. 30 at Drake (Jan. 29), going 3-of-4 from the floor, including 2-of-2 from beyond the 3-point arc...Totaled 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the Lady Bears' MVC semifinal win vs. Indiana State (March 12)...Tallied 10 points in MSU's second-round WNIT loss to Arkansas (March 20).
Background: Buer led her Concordia (Kan.) High team to 51 consecutive wins over her last two prep seasons, including a perfect 26-0 record and Kansas Class 4A state title as a junior in 2008-09...Finished her career atop Concordia's all-time scoring (1,557), assists (444) and steals (293) lists...Earned first-team all-state honors for the second consecutive year from the Topeka Capital-Journal, Kansas Basketball Coaches Association and MaxPreps, averaging 19.7 points, 6.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game as a senior to lead the Panthers to a 25-1 season and state runner-up finish...Also earned first-team all-state accolades from the Wichita Eagle as a senior...Totaled a career-high 32 points and hit the game-winning shot in Concordia's state semifinal win over Paola in 2009...Scored 19 points in the title game, including a crucial 3-point play in the closing minutes...Also excelled in track and field at Concordia, winning the Kansas 4A individual title in the 400 meters as a junior and anchoring CHS's state record-holding 1600-meter relay team her sophomore year en route to helping the Panthers to three team state championships...Recognized as a Kansas Honor Scholar and received the KSHSAA's Citizenship Award for the 2009-10 academic year.
Personal: Karly Grace Buer is the daughter of Kent and Marcy Buer...Born in Salina, Kan...Has one brother, Kaden...Parents both ran track at Cloud County (Kan.) Community College, and her mother went on to compete in track and field at Kansas State...Will turn 21 in May...Pursuing a degree in Sport and Park Administration.