K-State Set to Host TCU in Pack the House Game
JAN 16, 7 PM
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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will conclude its two-game home stand on Saturday night, as the Wildcats host TCU at 7 p.m. Saturday night’s game is K-State’s annual “Pack the House” game, as all tickets and select concession items are a $1.
• K-State ended a four-game losing streak with a fourth quarter rally to defeat Oklahoma State on Wednesday, 47-44. This was the sixth time this season that K-State has held an opponent to 49 points or less.
• The Wildcats held the Cowgirls to 1-of-16 shooting in the final quarter and rallied back from a nine-point fourth quarter deficit.
• Kansas State registered a combined 20 blocks and steals (nine block and 11 steals) against Oklahoma State. K-State is 10-0 under head coach Jeff Mittie when the Wildcats achieve a combined 20 or more blocks and steals in a game.
• K-State was led by junior guard Kindred Wesemann with 12 points, including nine of the Wildcats 13 points in the final quarter.
• For the season, Wesemann is second on the team with 13.8 points per game which includes a 44.1 percent 3-point field goal percentage and 3.6 assists.
• Joining Wesemann in double figures on Wednesday was junior center Breanna Lewis with 11 points, five rebounds, three blocks and three steals.
• Lewis leads K-State this season with 16.6 points on a .552 field goal percentage, 2.6 blocks per game and 6.9 rebounds per game.
• Saturday night’s game can be seen live on COX Channel Kansas, Time Warner Sports Channel and K-StateHD.TV.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB features six players with five or more blocks this season, including junior center Breanna Lewis’s team-leading 2.6 blocks per game (41 blocks).
• This marks the most players with five or more blocks in a season since the 2006-07 squad had seven players with five or more blocks. The 2006-07 team set the school record for blocks in a season with 164.
• K-State needs eight blocks this season for its second straight season with 100 or more blocks, which would be the first time since recording eight straight seasons with 100 or more blocks from 2001-02 to 2008-09.
At a Glance: TCU
• TCU (11-5, 3-2 Big 12) swept the season series with Texas Tech on Wednesday, defeating the Lady Raiders in Fort Worth, 69-48.
• The Horned Frogs lead the Big 12 in free throw percentage (.737), 3-point field goal percentage (.409) and 3-point field goal percentage defense (.257). They rank second in the league in scoring offense (75.0).
• The Horned Frogs are guided on the sideline by second year head coach Raegan Pebley. The 1997 graduate of Colorado owns a 29-19 record at TCU and is 185-194 (.488) during her 13-year career.
• TCU is led by senior guard Zahna Medley.
• Medley, a 2015-16 preseason All-Big 12 First Team selection, leads the Horned Frogs and ranks sixth in the Big 12 with 16.2 points per game. She also paces TCU in assists with 4.1 per game.
Wildcats’ Defense Forges Identity
• Through 16 games this season, K-State has held its opponents to a field goal percentage of .360 and 61.1 points per game.
• The Wildcats have held six opponents to 49 points or less this season. K-State surrendered a season-low 41 points to UT Arlington on Dec. 3.
• During the last 15 seasons, K-State is 97-3 (.970) when holding an opponent to 49 points or less.
• Last season, K-State was 44th in the nation in scoring defense (58.2 ppg allowed), 12th in steals (11.3 spg) and 42nd in blocked shots (4.7 bpg). K-State’s defense ranked first in the Big 12 in steals, second in scoring defense and third in blocked shots.
• The 58.2 points per game was the lowest since the 2011-12 season (57.4 oppg) and the 1,919 total points allowed marked the fewest total points allowed in a season since the 2010-11 season (1,802).
• K-State held 10 opponents to 49 points or less in 2014-15, including four straight opponents from Nov. 18 to Dec. 8, 2014. The 2014-15 team fell a game short of tying the school record for holding foes to 49 points or less, set in 2011-12 (11).
K-State Strong in the Lane
• The Wildcats have opened the season with 482 points in the paint this season (30.1 ppg), including a season-high 48 points against Western Illinois on Dec. 21.
• K-State has outscored its opponents, 482-312, in the lane this season. The 482 points are 43.4 percent of K-State’s point total this season. The Wildcats have had the edge in the paint in 13 games 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.
Wesemann, Lewis Combine for Scoring Punch
• #KStateWBB’s junior tandem of Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann have combined for 43.8 percent (486 points) of K-State’s point total this season. The duo is responsible for the second-highest percentage of its team’s points in the Big 12.
• Lewis ranks tied for fourth in the Big 12 in scoring at 16.6 points per game, while Wesemann is averaging 13.8 points per game to rank ninth.
• Wesemann (28 points) and Lewis (22 points) combined to score 50 of K-State’s 84 points in the Wildcats win over South Dakota on Nov. 19.
• It was the first time the duo has scored 20 or more points in the same game in their careers. In their three seasons together, Lewis and Wesemann have scored in double figures in the same game 17 times.
• Wesemann and Lewis are the 22nd set of K-State teammates to combine for 50 or more points since the 1986-87 season and the first since the 2013-14 season.
• K-State is 21-1 in games when two Wildcats combine to score 50 or more points in a game.
• This was the eighth time two K-State teammates combined for 50 or more points in a non-conference game and the first time since March 21, 2013.