K-State Travels to West Virginia on Saturday


GAME PREVIEW
FEB 6, 12:00 PM

WVU Coliseum
Morgantown, W. Va.

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
14-7 (4-6 Big 12)

RV/RV
WEST VIRGINIA
MOUNTAINEERS
17-6 (6-4 Big 12)

Mountaineer TV
K-State Sports Network

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State ends its two-game road trip on Saturday, as the Wildcats travel to Morgantown, West Virginia, to face West Virginia at 12 p.m.

• The Wildcats suffered their second straight loss, an 87-52 defeat at (4/4) Baylor on Wednesday. This was the first time since Feb. 29 and March 3, 2004 that K-State played consecutive games against Associated Press top-10 teams.
• Wednesday’s game marked the sixth time in the last seven games that the Wildcats have been held under 60 points.
• Kansas State was led by junior guard Kindred Wesemann with 15 points including a 3-of-9 effort from beyond the arc. For the season, Wesemann is averaging 12.7 points to rank 13th in the Big 12 and 2.6 connections from beyond the arc to rank second in the Big 12.
• Joining Wesemann in double figures was junior center and All-American candidate Breanna Lewis with her 20th game this season in double figures as she finished with 10 points, three rebounds and two blocks.
• For the season, the All-Big 12 First Team candidate leads K-State with 16.4 points on a .554 field goal percentage, 7.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. She ranks 28th in the nation in field goal percentage. Lewis needs six rebounds to become the 30th player in program history with 500 career rebounds and needs nine points to reach 900 for her career.
• Saturday afternoon’s game can be seen live online on Mountaineer TV and heard live on the K-State Sports Network.

Number to Know
5
• #KStateWBB has five players that have made 10 or more 3-pointers this season.
• This marks the fifth straight season that K-State has had five or more players connect on at least 10 three-pointers in a season.
• The Wildcats are first in the Big 12 and rank 42nd in the nation in 3-point field goals made per game.
• K-State has 16 games this season with five or more connections from beyond the arc, including five games with 10 or more made 3-pointers.

Series History
1-6
• West Virginia leads the series with K-State, 6-1.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 1-8 against West Virginia in his career.
• The Mountaineers won the last meeting in the series, 72-53, on Jan. 6, 2015 in Manhattan.

At a Glance: West Virginia
• West Virginia (17-6, 6-4 Big 12) ended a two-game losing streak with a 69-42 win at Texas Tech on Tuesday.
• On the sideline, West Virginia is led by 15th-year head coach Mike Carey. In his time with the Mountaineers, Carey has achieved a record of 314-167 (.653) and captured a share of the 2014 Big 12 regular season title.
• On the floor, West Virginia features two players scoring in double figures led by senior guard Bria Holmes and sophomore forward Teana Muldrow.
• Holmes leads the Mountaineers and ranks third in the Big 12 in scoring at 16.7 points per game. She also paces the team in assists with 3.6. Against the Lady Raiders, Holmes tallied 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.
• Muldrow is second on the team with 10.8 points and is second on the squad in steals with 33. At Texas Tech, Muldrow came off the bench to register seven points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

February a Heartbreaker in K-State History
• K-State is 200-164 (.549) in the second month, which percentage-wise, is the lowest month for K-State.
• The Wildcats are 3-5 under head coach Jeff Mittie in the month of February.

Deines Scores in Bunches    
• Senior Megan Deines has provided a scoring punch for the Wildcats this season. The senior from Springfield, Missouri, is averaging 9.2 points, including 8.3 points in Big 12 action. She ranks 26th in the Big 12 in scoring and is sixth in the league in free throw percentage (.800).
• 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.
• She registered a new career-high for steals with six at Oklahoma on Jan. 10. This marked the most steals by a Wildcat since Ashia Woods tallied six at Kansas on Feb. 25, 2015.
• Deines has set new career-highs for free throws made and attempted in a season, as she is 44-of-55. She has also set new personal career season-highs in points (184), assists (46) and steals (29).
• 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.

Sheble Strong Like Bull off the Bench    
• Junior Jessica Sheble has been efficient in her limited action off the bench for the Wildcats this season.
• She has six games this season in which she has shot 100.0 percent from the field, including a 10-point, 4-of-4 effort against Texas on Jan. 30. Over the last two games, she is averaging 5.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in 15.0 minutes of action off the bench.
• For the season, Sheble is averaging 2.4 points on a 47.5 shooting percentage, 1.7 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 7.4 minutes of action off the bench.

Lewis Approaching Two-Year Record
• K-State junior center Breanna Lewis has 152 blocked shots in the last two seasons, including a school record 97 in 2014-15.
• She needs five blocked shots to set the school record for most blocked shots in a two-year span (Marlies Gipson, 156; 2007-08 & 2008-09).