K-State Travels to TCU on Saturday
Jan 2, 1:00 PM
Fort Worth, TX
10-2 (0-1 Big 12)
9-3 (1-0 Big 12)
FOX Sports Southwest
K-State Sports Network
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State begins calendar year 2016 and the road portion of its Big 12 schedule on Saturday at TCU with a 1 p.m., tipoff.
• The Wildcats will be the first Big 12 opponent to visit TCU’s Schollmaier Arena, following a $72 million renovation that was recently completed.
• K-State had its seven-game win streak come to an end at the hands of an 84-79 defeat to Iowa State in the Big 12 opener on Wednesday.
• K-State was led by the trio of senior Megan Deines and juniors Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann. Deines led all scorers with a career-high 24 points while also handing out four assists and pocketing three steals. For the season, Deines is averaging 11.4 points per game and has scored in double figures in seven games.
• Lewis added 16 points, seven rebounds and two steals. The center from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, leads K-State in scoring with 17.3 points per game and is second in rebounding with 6.9 per game. In the last six games, Lewis is averaging 20.0 points on a .624 field goal percentage and 7.3 rebounds.
• Wesemann finished with 16 points, four rebounds and three assists against the Cyclones. This season, the guard from Pleasant Hill, Missouri, is averaging 13.9 points and is shooting .446 from three-point range and leads the nation in free throw percentage at .971.
• Saturday afternoon’s game can be seen live on FOX Sports Southwest. The game can also be heard live on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB has scored 75 or more points in seven games this season, including an active streak of four straight games.
• By contrast, last season K-State scored 75 or more points in just three games.
• The seven games with 75 or more points this season are the most since the 2007-08 season tallied eight games with 75 or more points.
At a Glance: TCU
• TCU (9-3, 1-0 Big 12) won its league opener for the first time since the 2010-11 season with a 78-69 win at Texas Tech on Wednesday.
• The Horned Frogs trailed by 15 in the third quarter but roared back with a 27 point fourth quarter for the win.
• The Horned Frogs are guided on the sideline by second year head coach Raegan Pebley. The 1997 graduate of Colorado owns a 27-17 record at TCU and is 183-192 (.488) during her 13-year career.
• TCU is led by seniors Zahna Medley and Veja Hamilton.
• Medley, a 2015-16 preseason All-Big 12 First Team selection, leads the Horned Frogs and ranks sixth in the Big 12 with 15.4 points per game. She also paces TCU in assists with 3.9 per game. At Texas Tech, Medley tallied eight points, seven rebounds and five assists.
• Hamilton is averaging 10.8 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game.
Magic Number is 70 Points for Wildcats
• Since the 2001-02 season, K-State is 162-16 (.910) when scoring 70 or more points in a game including a 19-4 record in the last two seasons.
• For the first time since the 2004-05 season, K-State scored 75 or more points in each of the first three games of a season.
• K-State scored a season-high 102 points against Florida Atlantic on Dec. 13. This marked the 24th time in program history that K-State scored 100 or more points in a game. The Wildcats are 24-0 in games in which they score 100 or more points.
• The Wildcats made a season-high 39 field goals against the Owls, which were the most made field goals since making 41 on Nov. 26, 2004 against Illinois State.
• The 49-point margin of victory over Florida Atlantic was the largest by K-State since a 58-point win over Alcorn State on Dec. 5, 2008.
Wildcats Solid From Beyond the Arc
• K-State has opened the season with an efficient .356 three-point field goal percentage which includes 8.3 made 3-point field goals per game. Kansas State has scored 34.1 percent of its points from beyond the arc this season.
• The Wildcats lead the Big 12 and rank 19th in the nation in 3-point field goals made per game.
• K-State has 12 games this season with five or more connections from beyond the arc.
• 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.
• Last season, K-State shot .295 from beyond the arc and made 5.3 three-point field goals per game. The Wildcats had one game last season with 10 or more made 3-point field goals (10; vs. Hampton, 11/21/14).
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. Over the last eight games, K-State is outrebounding its opponents - 43.3 to 33.6 - which includes 95 offensive rebounds.
• 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 181-25 (.879) 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.
• In the last eight games, K-State has scored 75 second chance points including a season-high 16 against Florida Atlantic on Dec. 13. K-State has outscored its opponents in second chance points, 103 to 83.
K-State Strong in the Lane
• The Wildcats have opened the season with 380 points in the paint this season (31.7 ppg), including a season-high 48 points against Western Illinois on Dec. 21.
• K-State has outscored its opponents, 380-240, in the lane this season. The 380 points are 43.2 percent of K-State’s point total this season. The Wildcats have had the edge in the paint in nine 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.
New Wildcat Scores in Bunches
• Senior Megan Deines has provided a scoring punch for the Wildcats this season. The senior from Springfield, Missouri, is averaging 11.4 points. She ranks 21st in the Big 12 in scoring and is fourth in the league in free throw percentage (.818).
• In her Big 12 debut, Deines tallied a career-high 24 points on a career-best 8-of-15 shooting including a career-high 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. Her 24 points were the second most in the Big 12 on the league’s opening night.
• Deines has already set a new career-high for free throws made in a season with 27.
• Deines was on a nine-quarter hot streak since the fourth quarter of the season-opener at Tulsa on Nov. 13. Deines tallied 47 points on 16-of-28 shooting, including 11-of-13 from the free throw line. She also had five assists and four steals during those nine quarters of play.
Craig Climbing Career 3-Point List
• Senior Bri Craig has made 152 3-point field goals in her career and was third on the team with 42 connections in 2014-15.
• With her three 3-point field goals against Western Illinois, she has 39 career games with two or more connections from three.
• Craig ranks tied for ninth in program history with her 152 connections from beyond the arc. To ascend to eighth in school history for career 3-point field goals made, Craig needs to make two 3-pointers to pass Kendra Wecker (2001-05; 153). She is the 10th player in program history with 150 or more made 3-pointers.