K-State Hosts Texas Tech in Play 4Kay Game
FEB 21, 2:00 PM
11-14 (2-12 Big 12)
16-9 (6-8 Big 12)
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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will begin a challenging stretch, as the Wildcats will play four games in eight days to wrap up Big 12 play. K-State starts the stretch on Sunday against Texas Tech at 2 p.m. Sunday’s game marks Kansas State’s annual participation in the national “Play 4Kay” initiative, as the first 4,000 fans will receive a free pink K-State women’s basketball t-shirt.
• In their last game, the Wildcats fell at No. 8/7 Texas, 58-51, on Wednesday. K-State held a nine-point halftime lead, but Texas used a 10-4 run late in the fourth quarter hold off the upset bid.
• Kansas State held Texas to 36.4 percent shootign for the game, including a 1-of-16 effort from beyond the arc.
• K-State was led by junior center and All-America candidate Breanna Lewis. The product of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, tallied her second straight double-double and her 10th of the season with 20 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and two blocks.
• For the season, Lewis leads K-State with 16.5 points on a .558 field goal percentage, 7.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. She is the first player since Brittany Chambers in the 2012-13 season with 400 or more points and 175 or more rebounds in a season.
• Joining Lewis in double figures was senior guard Megan Deines with 10 points. In the last two games, Deines is averaging 12.5 points.
• Sunday afternoon’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
• #KStateWBB has scored 75 or more points 10 times this season. The Wildcats are 8-2 when scoring 75 or more points this season.
• The 10 games with 75 or more points are the most since the 2005-06 season.
• K-State is averaging 71.2 points per game in its 16 wins and are shooting 45.1 percent from the field in those contests.
• K-State leads the series with Texas Tech, 16-13.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 6-4 against Texas Tech.
At a Glance: Texas Tech
• Texas Tech (11-14, 2-12 Big 12) dropped its fourth straight game and its seventh in the last eight contests, falling 77-48 at Iowa State on Wednesday.
• Texas Tech is guided on the sideline by third year head coach Candace Whitaker. The 2002 graduate of Texas Tech owns a record of 32-54 (.372) during her time in Lubbock.
• The Lady Raiders are led this season by redshirt junior guard Ivonne CookTaylor.
• CookTaylor leads the team with 14.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. In league games, CookTaylor is averaging 14.0 points. At Iowa State, CookTaylor led the Lady Raiders with 18 points and pulled in six rebounds.
K-State Strong in the Lane
• The Wildcats have 720 points in the paint this season (28.8 ppg), including a season-high 48 points against Western Illinois on Dec. 21.
• K-State has outscored its opponents, 720-538, in the lane this season. The Wildcats have had the edge in the paint in 17 games this season (13-4).
• The 720 points are 43.4 percent of K-State’s point total this season.
• Last season, Kansas State outscored its opponents in the lane, 948-724, and held the edge in 23 games. The 948 points in the paint were 48.2 percent of the team’s overall point total.
Lewis in the Lane
• 2015-16 All-America candidate Breanna Lewis leads K-State with career-best averages of 16.5 points, on a .558 field goal percentage, 7.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks. She ranks fourth in the Big 12 in scoring, fourth in field goal percentage and eighth in rebounding. She ranks 23rd in the nation in field goal percentage.
• In her career, Lewis has scored 958 points and pulled in 526 career rebounds. With 42 points, she will become the 24th player in program history with 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds. She ranks 25th in school history for career rebounds.
• Lewis has a career-high five double-doubles this season andowns 10 in her career. She has reached double figures in points 47 times including 12 games with 20 or more points. This season she has scored 20 or more points nine 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 56 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 is 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.
The Little Engine from Threeland
• Kindred Wesemann has been one of the top 3-point shooters in the Big 12 this season. For the year she is 69-of-167 (.413) and has the most made 3-point field goals since Brittany Chambers made 117 in the 2012-13 season. She is nine 3-pointers from moving in the the top-10 for 3-point field goals made in a season.
• She leads the Big 12 in 3-point field goals made per game (2.8) and is fifth in 3-point field goal percentage. She ranks 29th in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage.
• Wesemann is the first Wildcats with 65 or more made 3-pointers and 75 or more assists in a season since Chambers in 2012-13 to achieve these numbers in a season.
• Against Oklahoma on Feb. 9, Wesemann was 6-of-8 from beyond the arc. She has 13 career games with four or more connections from the 3-point line, including seven this season.
• For her career, Wesemann has drained 158 three-point field goals and is eighth in school history. Her career 3-point field goal percentage is .343 which has received a significant boost from this season’s effort of .413.