K-State Ends Regular Season at Oklahoma State
FEB 29, 8:00 PM
18-10 (8-9 Big 12)
20-8 (10-7 Big 12)
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MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State will end its regular season schedule on Monday night, as the Wildcats travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma, to face (22/rv) Oklahoma State at 8 p.m.
• The Wildcats’ upset bid against No. 4/4 Baylor fell short, as K-State dropped a 63-52 decision on Senior Day. K-State is now 13-4 at home this season.
• K-State was led by junior center and All-America candidate Breanna Lewis with 20 points, six rebounds and four steals. Early in the first quarter, Lewis surpassed the 1,000-point mark in her career to become the 39th player in program history with 1,000 career points. For her career she has 1,017 points and 554 rebounds and is the 24th player in school history with 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.
• For the season, Lewis leads K-State with 16.8 points on a 56.4 field goal percentage, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. She is the first player since Brittany Chambers in the 2012-13 season with 450 or more points and 200 or more rebounds in a season. Over the last five games, Lewis is averaging 20.6 points and 9.6 rebounds.
• Joining Lewis with a double figures were junior Kindred Wesemann and senior Megan Deines. Wesemann tallied 17 points, while Deines added 12.
• Wesemann is averaging a career-high 12.8 points and leads the Big 12 in 3-point field goals per game with 2.8 per game. Her 78 three-point field goals made are tied for 10th in school history for a season.
• Monday night’s game can be seen live on FOX Sports Southwest Plus and heard live on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB has made 200 three-point field goals, which are the most in the Jeff Mittie era.
• K-State has made 200 or more 3-point field goals for the first time since the 2012-13 season (325) and marks the 10th season in school history with 200 or more. K-State has made 175 or more 3-point field goals in 16 of the last 17 seasons.
• K-State has 22 games this season with five or more connections from beyond the arc, including five games with 10 or more made 3-pointers and a season-high of 14.
• K-State leads the series with Oklahoma State, 33-31.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 5-6 against Oklahoma State.
At a Glance: Oklahoma State
• Oklahoma State (20-8, 10-7 Big 12) enters Monday’s game after falling at (West Virginia, 82-48, on Saturday. The Cowgirls are 15-1 this season in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
• 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 108-52 (.675) 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 20.8 points per game and 11.3 rebounds per game. At West Virginia, she registered 14 points, 16 rebounds and four assists.
Wildcats on the Road
• K-State has a 256-273 (.484) record in road games during the program’s 48-year history.
• Since the 2000-01 season, K-State owns an 96-93 (.508) mark in road contests.
• K-State has five road victories this season, which are the most since 2012-13 when K-State won six road contests.
• K-State notched a 10-5 (.667) record on the road in 2008-09 to break the previous school record of nine (1982-83 and 2001-02).
• In his career in games played on the road, head coach Jeff Mittie is 132-151 (.466).
K-State Picking Opponent’s Pockets
• Kansas State has carded 263 steals this season (9.4 spg), including a season-high 15 against Abilene Christian on Nov. 16. The Wildcats lead the Big 12 and are 62nd in the nation in steals per game.
• Of the 478 opponent turnovers, 55.0 percent have come from a K-State steal this season. The Wildcats have pocketed 10 or more steals in 14 games this season.
• K-State is second in the Big 12 in turnover margin at +1.8 for all games and are third in league-only games at +1.1.
• In 2014-15, 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.
• The 374 steals were the most since 1983-84 when K-State set a school record of 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.
Three is not a Crowd, It’s a Benefit
• Since the 2011-12 season, when three or more players reach double figures in scoring in the same game, K-State is 60-31 (.659).
• K-State has had three or more players score in double figures in the same game 14 times this season (9-5).
Sharing is Caring
• K-State has tallied with 424 assists on 659 made field goals (64.3 percent) for an average of 15.1 assists per game. This is the second straight season K-State has dished out 400 or more assists.
• The Wildcats rank third in the league and 53rd in the nation in assists.
• K-State dished out a season-high of 24 assists three times - Florida Atlantic on Dec. 13; Sam Houston State on Dec. 19; at Iowa State on Feb. 24. K-State has dished out 20 or more assists seven times this season.
• Over the last 11 seasons, K-State owns a 48-0 record when dishing out 20 or more assists in a game including two games with 30 or more.
• K-State has handed out assists on 70 percent or more of its made field goals in a game 10 times this season (7-3).
• This season, K-State is paced by Shaelyn Martin and Kindred Wesemann with 186 combined assists. The duo has assisted on 28.2 percent of K-State’s made field goals and are responsible for 43.9 percent of K-State’s assists this season. Martin ranks eighth in the Big 12 (99; 3.5 apg) and Wesemann and ranks 13th (87; 3.1 apg).
• Last season K-State tallied 425 assists (12.9 assists per game). This was the second-highest assist total over the last six years.
• K-State was efficient when passing the ball last season, recording a .611 assist percentage which is the highest assist percentage of the last five years for K-State. The Wildcats had nine games last season with an assist percentage of .700 or higher.
Deines Scores in Bunches
• Senior Megan Deines has provided a scoring punch for the Wildcats this season. The senior from Springfield, Missouri, is averaging 9.2 points. She ranks 26th in the Big 12 in scoring.
• In her Big 12 debut, Deines tallied a career-high 24 points on a career-best 8-of-15 shooting including a career-high 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. Her 24 points were the second most in the Big 12 on the league’s opening night.
• She registered a new career-high for steals with six at Oklahoma on Jan. 10. This marked the most steals by a Wildcat since Ashia Woods tallied six at Kansas on Feb. 25, 2015.
• Deines has set new career-highs for points (248), assists (64) and steals (33) and free throws made and attempted (49-of-61).
• Deines was on a nine-quarter hot streak since the fourth quarter of the season-opener at Tulsa on Nov. 13. Deines tallied 47 points on 16-of-28 shooting, including 11-of-13 from the free throw line. She also had five assists and four steals during those nine quarters of play.
Lewis in the Lane
• 2015-16 All-America candidate Breanna Lewis leads K-State with career-best averages of 16.8 points, on a .564 field goal percentage, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks. She ranks third in the Big 12 in scoring, fourth in field goal percentage and seventh in rebounding. She ranks 21st in the nation in field goal percentage.
• She has set career season-highs in points (471) and field goals made and attempted (202-of-358; .564).
• In her career, Lewis has scored 1,017 points and pulled in 554 career rebounds. She is the 24th player in program history with 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds. She ranks 20th in school history for career rebounds.
• Lewis has a career-high six double-doubles this season (all in Big 12 play) and owns 11 in her career. She has reached double figures in points 50 times including 14 games with 20 or more points. This season she has scored 20 or more points a career-best 11 times, which marks the most by a Wildcat since Brittany Chambers tallied a school record 22 games with 20 or more points in 2012-13. She has also pulled in five or more rebounds 59 times.
• Earlier this season, she 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 was the first player since Nicole Ohlde on Dec. 14, 2003 to record 30 or more points, five or more rebounds and three or more blocks in a game.
• At Iowa State on Feb. 24, Lewis registered 25 points on 11-of-13 shooting, a career-high 16 rebounds and six blocks. She was the first Wildcat since Brittany Chambers on Dec. 21, 2012 (at UNLV) to tally 25 or more points and 15 or more rebounds in the same game.