K-State Begins Home Stand Against Oklahoma State
JAN 13, 7 PM
12-3 (2-2 Big 12)
10-5 (0-4 Big 12)
K-State Sports Network
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will remain within the Sunflower State for its next three games, as the Wildcats begin a two-game home stand on Wednesday night at 7 p.m., against Oklahoma State.
• K-State will look to end a four-game losing streak, as the Wildcats fell on the road to (17/19) Oklahoma, 68-58.
• K-State was led by junior center Breanna Lewis with 20 points, six rebounds and three assists. This was her fifth game this season with 20 or more points and the eighth of her career.
• Lewis leads K-State this season with 16.9 points on a .563 field goal percentage, 2.5 blocks per game and tied for the team-lead with 7.1 rebounds per game. In the last nine games, Lewis is averaging 18.6 points on a .581 field goal percentage and 7.4 rebounds.
• Senior guard Megan Deines reached double figures for the second time in league action with 10 points off the bench. She also recorded a career-high six steals which were the most by a Wildcat since Ashia Woods pocketed six at Kansas on Feb. 25, 2015. For the season, Deines is averaging 10.0 points and 1.5 steals.
• Also providing a spark for K-State was freshman guard Kayla Goth. The product of DeForest, Wisconsin, registered a career-high seven points, while pulling in three rebounds and a blocking a shot.
• Wednesday night’s game can be seen live on ESPN3. The game can also be heard live on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB’s junior tandem of Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann have combined for 43.6 percent of K-State’s point total.
• Lewis ranks tied for fourth in the Big 12 in scoring at 16.9 points per game, while Wesemann is averaging 13.9 points per game to rank 10th.
• Wednesday’s game will feature two of the three highest scoring tandems in the league, as Oklahoma State’s duo of Brittney Martin (21.8 ppg; 1st)) and Kaylee Jensen (14.2 ppg; 9th) are responsible for 52.5 percent of their team’s points.
At a Glance: Oklahoma State
• Oklahoma State (12-3, 2-2 Big 12) enters Wednesday’s game after falling at (4/4) Texas, 78-48, on Jan. 9. The Cowgirls handed (4/4) Baylor its first loss of the season, a 52-45 decision in Stillwater on Dec. 30.
• On the sidelines, the Cowgirls are led by fifth year head coach Jim Littell. During his time in Stillwater, Littell has led the program to a 100-47 (.680) record.
• On the floor, Oklahoma State is led by Big 12 Player of the Year candidate Brittney Martin. The senior from Syracuse, Utah, leads the Big 12 in scoring and rebounding at 21.8 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game. At Texas, she registered 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Wildcats Send Back Shots; Set Record
• K-State has opened the season with 5.5 blocks per game (83 blocks) and ranks 23rd in the nation and fourth in the Big 12 in the category.
• K-State features five players with five or more blocks this season, including junior center Breanna Lewis’s team-leading 2.5 blocks per game (38 blocks).
• K-State blocked a school record 14 shots at Tulsa in the season-opening win on Nov. 13. The previous school record was 13 from Nov. 17, 2006 against Wyoming.
• Against Tulsa, four Wildcats registered two or more blocked shots led by Lewis with a game-high of six.
• Last season, K-State blocked 156 shots and recorded five or more blocked shots in 16 games.
• The 156 blocks in 2014-15 marked the ninth time in school history that K-State blocked 100 or more shots in a season and are fourth-most in program history for blocks in a season.
K-State Picking Opponent’s Pockets
• Kansas State has carded 153 steals through 15 games (10.2 spg), including a season-high 15 against Abilene Christian on Nov. 16. The Wildcats are second in the Big 12 and 44th in the nation in steals per game.
• Of the 266 opponent turnovers, 57.5 percent have come from a K-State steal this season.
• K-State leads the Big 12 in turnover margin at +3.1 for all games and +3.8 in league-only games.
• The Wildcats registered the second-most steals in program history with 374 steals in 2014-15 (11.3 spg) to lead the Big 12 and rank 12th in the nation.
• Of the 603 opponent turnovers, 62.0 percent came from K-State steals. Of the 2,186 offensive possessions by K-State opponents, 17.1 percent ended in a Wildcat steal.
• The 374 steals were the most since 1983-84 when K-State notched a school record 399 in 31 games (12.9 spg).
• The Wildcats had a league-high five players among the top-15 in the Big 12 steal rankings.
Lewis in the Lane
• 2015-16 Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection Breanna Lewis has opened the season with averages of 16.9 points, on a .563 field goal percentage, 7.1 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. She ranks fourth in the Big 12 in scoring, sixth in field goal percentage and eighth in rebounding. She ranks 90th in the nation in scoring and 20th in field goal percentage.
• She has scored in double figures in five or more straight games twice this season, including a current streak of nine straight games. She has reached double figures in 14 games this season.
• In her career, Lewis has reached double figures in points 38 times including eight games with 20 or more points. She has also pulled in five or more rebounds 48 times.
• Lewis achieved her career-high of 30 points on 14-of-19 shooting against Western Illinois on Dec. 21. She also registered seven rebounds and three blocks against the Leathernecks.
• Lewis was the 22nd player and the 47th time in program history to score 30 or more points in a game. She is the first player since Nicole Ohlde on Dec. 14, 2003 to record 30 or more points, five or more rebound and three or more blocks in a game.
• Last season, Lewis was named an All-Big 12 Second Team selection as she led the team with a career-high 11.5 points (380 points) and four double-doubles last season. She scored in double figures in a team-leading 19 games and led the Wildcats in scoring a team-high 11 times.
• Lewis was the first player in program history with 300 or more points, 200 or more rebounds, 90 or more blocks and 50 or more steals in a season.