K-State Hosts (4/4) Baylor on Senior Day
FEB 27, 3:30 PM
28-1 (15-1 Big 12)
18-9 (8-8 Big 12)
K-State Sports Network
MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State will end its regular season home schedule on Saturday, as the Wildcats host (4/4) Baylor at 3:30 p.m. Kansas State will honor its four seniors (Bri Craig, Megan Deines, Antoinette Taylor and Stacey Malone) in a postgame ceremony.
• The Wildcats secured their fourth win in the last five games with a 68-53 victory at Iowa State on Wednesday. The win was the first in Ames by K-State since the 2007-08 season, ending a seven-game skid.
• K-State was led by junior center and All-America candidate Breanna Lewis with her sixth double-double this season with 25 points on 11-of-13 shooting, a career-high 16 rebounds and six blocks.
• Lewis needs three points to become the 39th player in program history with 1,000 career points. With her six blocks against the Cyclones, Lewis passed Nicole Ohlde for second in school history for career blocks with 208.
• For the season, Lewis leads K-State with 16.7 points on a .566 field goal percentage, 7.6 rebounds and 2.5 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.
• Joining Lewis with a double-double was sophomore forward Kaylee Page with 13 points, a career-high 10 assists and six rebounds. This was her second double-double this season and marked the most assists by a Wildcat since the 2013-14 season.
• Saturday afternoon’s game can be seen live by a national audience on FS2 and heard live on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB has reached eight league wins for the first time in the Jeff Mittie era and the first time since the 2011-12 season when the Wildcats went 9-9 in league play.
• Since the first season of the Big 12 in 1996-97, K-State has recorded eight or more league victories 11 times including this season.
• In the previous 10 seasons that K-State won eight or more league contests, the Wildcats appeared in the NCAA Tournament in nine of those seasons and won the WNIT in the other campaign.
• Overall, the 18 wins this season are the most in regular season play since the 2011-12 season when the Wildcats finished the regular season with 18 victories and secured one win in the Big 12 Championship and one win in the NCAA Tournament.
• Baylor leads the series with K-State, 27-9.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 1-9 against Baylor.
• The Lady Bears have won 22 straight in the series.
At a Glance: Baylor
• No. 4/4 Baylor (28-1, 15-1 Big 12) improved its winning streak to 15 with a 78-70 win at (23/21) Oklahoma on Monday.
• On the sideline, Baylor is led by 16th-year head coach Kim Mulkey. In her time with the Lady Bears, Mulkey has led the program to a 465-91 (.836) record. She has led Baylor to five straight Big 12 regular season titles, 14 NCAA Tournament appearances and a pair of NCAA titles (2005 and 2012).
• On the floor, the Lady Bears are guided by the reigning Big 12 Player of the Year Nina Davis and transfer Alexis Jones.
• Davis, a junior forward from Memphis, Tennessee, paces the Lady Bears with 15.8 points per game and is also pulling in 6.4 rebounds per contest.
• In her first season with Baylor, Jones is averaging 14.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.
K-State Nearing 900 Wins as a Program
• K-State’s record in its 48th season of women’s basketball stands at 890-552 (.617). The 890 wins are among the top-20 in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history and second among Big 12 members.
• The Wildcats have accumulated 23 20-win seasons and have secured 298 victories inside Bramlage Coliseum.
• K-State has 163 wins in the Big 12 Conference.
• In postseason play, the Wildcats have 11 wins in the NCAA Tournament and 14 wins in the WNIT.
• The Cats have registered 211 victories when they were ranked in the Associated Press top-25 poll and achieved 73 wins against teams ranked in the AP poll.
Wildcats Approaching 300 Wins in Bramlage
• K-State is 298-115 (.722) all-time inside Bramlage Coliseum, which is in its 28th season of existence.
• Kansas State has protected its home floor with determination against non-conference foes with a record of 163-26 (.862) record.
• The Wildcats won nine straight home games to open 2014-15, the longest home win streak since 2010-11 (11).
• K-State has 13 home wins this season and have reached double figures in home wins for the 27th time. The Wildcats had 15 home victories in 2014-15, which were the most since the 2002-03 season and tied for the second most in program history.
• In his career in games played in his home venue, head coach Jeff Mittie is 302-73 (.805).
Sharing is Caring
• K-State has tallied with 409 assists on 637 made field goals (64.2 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 180 combined assists. The duo has assisted on 28.3 percent of K-State’s made field goals and are responsible for 44.0 percent of K-State’s assists this season. Martin ranks eighth in the Big 12 (96; 3.6 apg) and Wesemann and ranks 13th (84; 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.
Wildcats Solid From Beyond the Arc
• K-State is an efficient 32.7 percent 3-point range (195-of-596) which includes 7.2 made 3-point field goals per game. Kansas State has scored 32.7 percent (585 points) of its points from beyond the arc this season.
• The Wildcats are second in the Big 12 and rank 43rd in the nation in 3-point field goals made per game. K-State’s 195 made 3-point field goals are second in the Big 12.
• K-State has maded 175 or more 3-point field goals in 16 of the last 17 seasons.
• K-State has six 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 21 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 made at least one 3-point field goal in 301 consecutive games, dating back to Feb. 7, 2007.
K-State Cleaning the Glass; Results in Shiny Wins
• K-State held the edge in rebounding in seven straight games from Nov. 25, 2015 to Dec. 30, 2015, and have won 20 straight games when it wins the battle of the boards.
• The seven straight games of outrebounding its opponents marked the first time the Wildcats held the edge in rebounding in seven or more straight games since holding the advantage on the glass in eight straight games from Nov. 22, 2007 to Jan. 2, 2008.
• Since the 2001-02 season, Kansas State owns a record of 185-25 (.881) when out-rebounding its opponent.
• The Wildcats pulled in a season-high 54 rebounds against Western Illinois on Dec. 21. This marked the highest rebound total for K-State since Nov. 12, 2011 against Dartmouth when K-State hauled in 58 rebounds.
• K-State pulled in 50 rebounds at Iowa State on Feb. 21. This marked the highest rebound total for K-State in a road game since pulling in 53 at Hampton on Dec. 21, 2013.
Rare Company for Lewis
• K-State junior center and All-American candidate Breanna Lewis is one of only two players in the nation (Breanna Stewart, UConn) and the only player in the Big 12 with 450 or more points, 200 or more rebounds, 65 or more blocks and 35 or more steals.
• Lewis is the first Wildcat with 450 or more points and 200 or more rebounds in a season since Brittany Chambers in the 2012-13 season.
Page is the Road Warrior
• Sophomore Kaylee Page has been one of K-State’s best players away from Bramlage Coliseum this season.
• In the 11 road games, Page is averaging 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
• Of her seven double figure scoring efforts this season, four have come in road games, including her career-high of 21 at Tulsa to open the season.