K-State Visits (8/5) Texas on Wednesday
FEB 17, 7:00 PM
16-8 (6-7 Big 12)
22-2 (11-2 Big 12)
K-State Sports Network
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will begin the week with a trip to Austin, Texas, to face No. 8/5 Texas on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
• In their last game, the Wildcats secured the season series against Kansas with an 81-67 win on Feb. 13 in Bramlage Coliseum. This marked the second straight game and the 10th time this season that K-State has scored 75 or more points in a game.
• K-State had four players reach double figures against the Jayhawks, led by the double-double effort from junior center and All-America candidate Breanna Lewis. The product of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, tallied 24 points, 10 rebounds and two steals for her second double-double this season against Kansas.
• Over the last two games, the tandem of Lewis and junior guard Kindred Wesemann are averaging a combined 37.0 points per game.
• For the season, Lewis leads K-State with 16.3 points on a .559 field goal percentage, 7.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game.
• Joining Lewis in double figures were senior guard Megan Deines with 15 points, while sophomore forward Kaylee Page and senior guard Bri Craig added 10 points each.
• Craig has reached double figures in two straight games off the bench and is averaging 11.0 points, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals in 21.0 minutes per game in the last two contests.
• Wednesday night’s game can be seen live on the Longhorn Network and heard live on the K-State Sports Network.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB has 692 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, 692-506, in the lane this season. The Wildcats have had the edge in the paint in 17 games this season (13-4).
• The 692 points are 43.1 percent of K-State’s point total this season.
• Texas leads the series with K-State, 17-14.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 2-7 against Texas.
At a Glance: Texas
• Texas (22-2, 11-2 Big 12) enters Wednesday’s game following a 74-56 loss at Oklahoma on Sunday. The loss ended a six-game winning streak for the Longhorns.
• Texas is guided on the sideline by fourth year head coach Karen Aston. The 1987 graduate of UALR owns a record of 80-43 (.650) during her time in Austin.
• The Longhorns’ deep roster is led by three players averaging double figures, Imani Boyette, Brooke McCarty and Ariel Atkins.
• Boyette, a 6-7 senior center, leads Texas with 12.4 points and 9.7 rebounds and a Big 12 high of 3.4 blocks per game. At Oklahoma, Boyette registered eight points, six rebounds and four blocks.
• McCarty, a 5-4 sophomore guard, is second on the team with 11.8 points. Against the Sooners, McCarty notched a game-high 19 points and three steals.
• Atkins is a 5-11 sophomore guard who is third on the team with 10.2 points. In league play, she is averaging 10.5 points per game on a .544 field goal percentage.
K-State Against Ranked Opponents
• The Wildcats are 74-181 (.290) against teams ranked in the Associated Press (AP) poll including a 45-49 (.479) mark against AP ranked teams in Manhattan.
• With its 87-71 win over No. 21 Oklahoma on Feb. 9, K-State has registered a win over an AP top-25 team in 10 straight seasons.
Magic Number is 70 Points for Wildcats
• Since the 2001-02 season, K-State is 164-17 (.906) when scoring 70 or more points in a game including a 21-5 record in the last two seasons.
• The Wildcats have scored 75 or more points 10 times this season, the most since the 2005-06 season (10).
• 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.
Three is not a Crowd, It’s a Benefit
• Since the 2011-12 season, when three or more players reach double figures in scoring in the same game, K-State is 60-30 (.667).
• K-State has had three or more players score in double figures in the same game 13 times this season (9-4).
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, and have won 18 straight games when it wins the battle of the boards.
• 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 183-25 (.880) 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.
Wesemann Dials up her Own Number
• Junior guard Kindred Wesemann is on a career-high pace this season.
• For the season, Wesemann is averaging 13.2 points and 3.3 assists. She is shooting 39.1 percent from the field including 41.6 percent from beyond the arc.
• She ranks 10th in the Big 12 in scoring, leads the Big 12 in 3-point field goals made per game (2.8) and is seventh in 3-point field goal percentage. She ranks 26th in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage and 22nd in the nation in free throw percentage.
• Wesemann has surpassed her career season-highs in points (316), field goals made (92), 3-point field goals made (67) and free throws made and attempted (65-of-75).
• She registered a career-high effort with 28 points against South Dakota on Nov. 19. Wesemann has five career games and three this season with 20 or more points.
• 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 156 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 .416.