K-State Looks to Extend Streak on Wednesday


GAME PREVIEW
JAN 20, 7:00 PM

Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kan.

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
12-5 (2-4 Big 12)

NR/NR
KANSAS
JAYHAWKS
5-12 (0-6 Big 12)

FOX Sports Networks
K-State Sports Network

MANHATTAN, Kan. – One of the longest continuous rivalries in all of women’s basketball sees its first matchup in 2016 on Wednesday night, as Kansas State faces Kansas in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown in Lawrence at 7 p.m.

• K-State won its second straight game with a 58-49 win over TCU on Jan. 16. This was the seventh time this season and the second straight game that K-State has held an opponent to 49 points or less. The Wildcats held the Horned Frogs to 14 points in the first half and led from opening tip to final buzzer.
• The win was the 10th home victory of the season for the Wildcats, marking the 27th season Kansas State has won 10 or more games at home in a season.
• K-State dished out 18 assists on 21 made field goals. This marked the fifth time (4-1) this season K-State has assisted on 70.0 percent or higher of its made field goals.
• K-State was led by junior center Breanna Lewis with 25 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals. For the season, the All-American candidate is leads K-State this season with 17.1 points on a .559 field goal percentage, 2.5 blocks per game and is second in rebounding at 7.1 per game.
• Aiding Lewis was sophomore guard/forward Shaelyn Martin with seven points, 10 rebounds, five assists and a block. Martin leads the Wildcats in rebounding (7.2 rpg) and assists (4.2 apg). She is the only player in the Big 12 to lead her team in rebounding and assists.  
• Wednesday night’s game can be seen live to a national audience on FOX Sports Networks and heard live on the K-State Sports Network.

Series History
66-46
• K-State leads the series with Kansas, 66-46.
• The Wildcats are 28-25 in games played in Lawrence, including wins in four of the last five meetings at KU.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 6-5 against Kansas.
• Over the last 30 meetings, K-State is 24-6 against the Jayhawks.

Number to Know
8
• #KStateWBB junior center Breanna Lewis is one of only eight players in the nation and the only player in the Big 12 with 250 or more points, 100 or more rebounds and 40 or more blocks.
• This is the second straight season Lewis has achieved these statistical milestones.
• She was the first player in program history to register 300 or more points, 200 or more rebounds, 90 or more blocks and 50 or more steals in a season.
• Lewis has tallied a career-high six games with 20 or more points this season.

At a Glance: Kansas
• Kansas (5-12, 0-6 Big 12) completed its season series with West Virginia on Jan. 16, falling 72-35 in Morgantown.
• On the sideline, Kansas is led by first-year head coach Borandon Schneider.
• Leading Kansas this season is sophomore guard Lauren Aldridge and freshman guard Kylee Kopatich.
• Aldridge leads the team with 11.4 points this season and carded 10 at West Virginia.
• Kopatich is second on the team with 10.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. She is third among the Big 12 Conference’s freshmen in scoring.

K-State Among Top Programs in D-I History
• K-State’s record entering its 48th season of women’s basketball stands at 884-548 (.617) 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 157 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 on the Road
• K-State has a 253-270 (.484) record in road games during the program’s 48-year history.
• Since the 2000-01 season, K-State owns an 93-90 (.508) mark in road contests.
• The Wildcats secured two road non-conference wins this season, which is the first time since the 2012-13 season that K-State has won two or more true road games in its non-conference schedule.
• 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 129-148 (.466).

Wildcats Send Back Shots; Set Record
• K-State has opened the season with 5.8 blocks per game (98 blocks) and ranks 13th in the nation and second in the Big 12 in the category.
• K-State features six players with five or more blocks this season, including junior center Breanna Lewis’s team-leading 2.5 blocks per game (43 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 175 steals through 17 games (10.3 spg), including a season-high 15 against Abilene Christian on Nov. 16. The Wildcats lead the Big 12 and are 35th in the nation in steals per game.
• Of the 303 opponent turnovers, 57.8 percent have come from a K-State steal this season.
• K-State leads the Big 12 in turnover margin at +2.8 for all games and +2.8 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 and All-America candidate Breanna Lewis leads K-State with averages of 17.1 points, on a .559 field goal percentage, 7.1 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. She ranks third in the Big 12 in scoring, fifth in field goal percentage and ninth in rebounding. She ranks 20th in the nation in field goal percentage.
• She has scored in double figures in five or more straight games twice this season, including a current streak of 11 straight games. She has reached double figures in 16 games this season.
• In her career, Lewis has reached double figures in points 40 times including nine games with 20 or more points. She has also pulled in five or more rebounds 50 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.