K-State Begins Home Stand Against (20/19) Oklahoma


GAME PREVIEW
FEB 9, 7:00 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

20/19
OKLAHOMA
SOONERS
16-6 (7-4 Big 12)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
14-8 (4-7 Big 12)

FCS Central & K-STATEHD.TV
K-State Sports Network

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State looks to put an end to its three-game skid on Tuesday, as the Wildcats host (20/19) Oklahoma at 7 p.m.

• The Wildcats suffered their third straight double-figure loss, a 64-44 defeat at West Virginia on Saturday.
• Saturday’s game marked the seventh time in the last eight games that the Wildcats have been held under 60 points. K-State is averaging 60.9 points on a 36.7 percent effort from the field in the last eight games.
• Kansas State was led at West Virginia by junior guard Kindred Wesemann with 14 points including a 4-of-13 effort from beyond the arc.
• For the season, Wesemann is averaging 12.8 points to rank 13th in the Big 12, 2.6 connections from beyond the arc to lead the Big 12 and also leads the league in free throw percentage at .877. She needs five assists to become the 25th player in program history with 200 or more assists. She needs three made 3-point field goals to become the 11th player in program history with 150 or more career 3-point field goals made.
• The Wildcats are led by junior center and All-American candidate Breanna Lewis with 16.0 points on a .553 field goal percentage and 2.5 blocks per game. She is second on the team with 7.0 rebounds. Lewis needs one rebound to become the 30th player in program history with 500 career rebounds and needs one point to reach 900 for her career.
• Tuesday night’s game can be seen live on FCS Central and K-StateHD.TV and heard live on the K-State Sports Network.

Number to Know
2.4
• #KStateWBB leads the Big 12 in turnover margin at +2.4.
• K-State has the second-fewest turnovers in the Big 12 with 333 this season (15.1 topg). The Wildcats have forced 386 turnovers this season (17.5 otopg).
• K-State’s turnover margin has been boosted by the second most steals in the league with 213. The Wildcats lead the Big 12 in steals per game at 9.7.
• K-State has 12 games this season with 10 or more steals and feature nine players with 10 or more steals this season.
• Last season, K-State led the Big 12 in turnover margin at 3.5 per game forcing 603 turnovers (18.3 otopg) and handing out 488 (14.8 topg).

Series History
24-36
• Oklahoma leads the series with K-State, 36-24.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 3-12 against Oklahoma in his career.
• Oklahoma has won three straight in the series.

At a Glance: Oklahoma
• Oklahoma (16-6, 7-4 Big 12) defeated TCU, 77-64, in Norman with a fourth quarter rally on Saturday. The Sooners have won three of their last four games.
• Oklahoma is guided on the sideline by 20th year head coach Sherri Coale. The 1987 graduate of Oklahoma Christian owns a record of 436-212 (.673) during her time in Norman.
• The Sooners feature two players averaging double figures led by redshirt senior Kaylon Williams and redshirt junior Peyton Little.
• Williams is averaging a team-high 13.5 points per game and 7.8 rebounds. Against TCU, the forward tallied 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
• Little is averaging 11.7 points and 2.3 assists this season.

K-State Against Ranked Opponents
• The Wildcats are 73-181 (.287) against teams ranked in the Associated Press (AP) poll including a 44-49 (.473) mark against AP ranked teams in Manhattan.
• With its 66-57 win over No. 20 Texas on Feb. 4, 2015, K-State has registered a win over an AP top-25 team in nine straight seasons.

Wildcats in Nail-Biters
• Over the last six seasons, K-State is 28-11 (.718) in games decided by five points or less.

Wildcats Solid From Beyond the Arc
• K-State is an efficient 32.0 percent 3-point range (157-of-490) which includes 7.1 made 3-point field goals per game. Kansas State has scored 32.7 percent (471 points) of its points from beyond the arc this season.
• The Wildcats are first in the Big 12 and rank 45th in the nation in 3-point field goals made per game. K-State’s 157 made 3-point field goals lead the Big 12.
• K-State has five players that have made 10 or more 3-pointers this season.
• This marks the fifth straight season that K-State has had five or more players connect on at least 10 three-pointers in a season.
• K-State has 17 games this season with five or more connections from beyond the arc, including five games with 10 or more made 3-pointers.
• The Wildcats registered a season-high 14 made 3-pointers against Florida Atlantic on Dec. 13. K-State also connected on a season-high 58.3 percent of its attempts against Florida Atlantic. The 14 connections were the most since March 4, 2013 at Baylor when K-State made 15.
• K-State has maded 175 or more 3-point field goals in 15 of the last 16 seasons.
• K-State has made at least one 3-point field goal in 295 consecutive games, dating back to Feb. 7, 2007.