K-State Hosts (6) Texas on Saturday Night
JAN 30, 7 PM
19-1 (8-1 Big 12)
14-5 (4-4 Big 12)
K-State Sports Network
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will play five of its next six games against opponents ranked among the Associated Press top-25, as the Wildcats host (6/6) Texas on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
• Saturday’s game will feature a K-State women’s basketball reunion weekend, as nearly 50 former players will be in attendance and be recognized on the court at halftime of the game, including 2016 Kansas State Athletics Hall of Fame inductees Nicole Ohlde and Kendra Wecker.
• K-State won its fourth straight game with a 65-53 win at Texas Tech on Jan. 24. This is the first four-game winning streak for K-State in Big 12 play since the 2011-12 season.
• The Wildcats were paced by senior guard Megan Deines with a game-high 20 points, which included a 4-of-9 effort from beyond the arc. This was her third game with 20 or more points this season. Deines is averaging 9.8 points for the Wildcats this season, including 9.5 in Big 12 play.
• Aiding Deines at Texas Tech was junior center and All-American candidate Breanna Lewis with her second straight double-double and third of the season as she finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.
• For the season, the All-Big 12 First Team candidate leads K-State with 17.0 points on a .566 field goal percentage, 7.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. She needs 11 rebounds to move into 30th on K-State career rebounds list.
• Saturday night’s game can be seen live on ESPN3 and heard live on the K-State Sports Network.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB has blocked 109 shots (5.7 bpg) this season. This is the second straight season and the 10th season in program history that K-State has tallied 100 or more blocks.
• The WIldcats are one of five teams in the Big 12 and one of 26 teams in the nation with 100 or more blocks this season. Overall in total blocks, K-State ranks tied for 14th in the nation.
• Texas leads the series with K-State, 16-14.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 2-6 against Texas.
• The teams have split the last 10 meetings in the series, including last season.
• K-State is 8-5 against Texas in Manhattan.
At a Glance: Texas
• Texas (19-1, 8-1 Big 12) enters Saturday’s game following a 70-46 win over Kansas on Wednesday in Austin. The win was the 1,000th in program history.
• Texas is guided on the sideline by fourth year head coach Karen Aston. The 1987 graduate of UALR owns a record of 77-42 (.647) during her time in Austin.
• The Longhorns’ deep roster is led by two players averaging double figures, Imani Boyette and Brooke McCarty.
• Boyette, a 6-7 senior center, leads Texas with a double-double of 13.7 points and 10.1 rebounds and a Big 12 high of 3.5 blocks per game. In league action, she is averaging 16.1 points and 12.1 rebounds. Against Kansas, Boyette registered 16 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.
• McCarty, a 5-4 sophomore guard, is second on the team with 11.2 points. She also reached double figures against the Jayhawks with 13 points.
K-State Among Top Programs in D-I History
• K-State’s record entering its 48th season of women’s basketball stands at 886-548 (.618) and is 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 295 victories inside Bramlage Coliseum.
• K-State has 159 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 Secure 295th Win in Bramlage
• K-State is 295-114 (.721) 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 10 home wins this season and have reached double figures in home wins 27 times. 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 299-72 (.806).
First 4 vs. Last 4 For K-State
• Kansas State has done a complete 180-degree turn from its first four Big 12 games to its last four Big 12 games.
• This is the first time in program history that K-State has lost the first four conference games and responded with four straight wins and the first time a Big 12 program achieved the feat since Texas in 2010-11. The Wildcats have won four straight league games for the first time since the 2011-12 season.
• In the first four games, K-State allowed an opponent field goal percentage of .475 and 9.0 made 3-point field goals per game. In the first half of those games, Kansas State was outscored by 43 points.
• In the last four games, the Wildcats have allowed an opponent field goal percentage of .278 and 6.8 made 3-point field goals per game. In the first half of the last four games, K-State is outscoring its opponents by 45 points.
K-State Against Ranked Opponents
• The Wildcats are 73-179 (.290) against teams ranked in the Associated Press (AP) poll including a 44-48 (.478) mark against AP ranked teams in Manhattan. K-State is 3-8 (.273) against teams ranked No. 6 in the AP poll.
• 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.
Martin is K-State’s Swiss Army Knife
• Sophomore guard/forward Shaelyn Martin has put up a multi-faceted stat line this season. The product of Salina, Kansas, is averaging 5.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.4 blocks and 1.6 steals. She leads the team in assists and rebounds and is second in steals.
• Martin appears among the Big 12 league leaders in assists (6th), rebounds (7th) and steals (9th).
• She is one of two players in the Big 12 with 140 or more rebounds and 70 or more assists this season.
• Martin recorded her fifth career double figure scoring effort and first this season with a career-high 14 points against West Virginia on Jan. 6.
• Over a three-game stretch from Nov. 25 to Dec. 7, Martin pulled in 10 or more rebounds in three straight games and was the first Wildcat to pull in 10 or more rebounds in three straight games since Brittany Chambers in the 2012-13 season.
• She has 33 career games with five or more rebounds, including seven games with 10 or more boards.
• For her career, Martin has 28 games with two or more steals, including a career-high five against UT-Arlington and at Texas Tech last season.
Goth Growth Leads to Playing time in Big 12
• Freshman Kayla Goth has come off the bench to be a strong contributor for the Wildcats over the last five games.
• In the last five games, Goth is averaging 19.4 minutes of playing time and is providing 2.8 points, 0.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists as K-State has built a 4-1 record during that stretch.
• In the previous three games, Goth had played in just one contest for one minute.
• Goth saw limited action in the non-conference schedule, as she played in all 11 games, but averaged 10.5 minutes per game and tallied 0.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
• For the season, Goth is averaging 1.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 12.5 minutes per games. In Big 12 play, she is averaging 16.3 minutes, 2.3 points, 0.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists.