Offensive Struggles Harm K-State Wednesday


STILLWATER, Okla. – With a sluggish first half offensive performance, K-State dropped its third straight road game this season with a 69-47 loss at No. 21/20 Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.

The Basics
• Score: (21/20) Oklahoma State 69, Kansas State 47
• Records: Kansas State (11-4, 1-3 Big 12), Oklahoma State (12-3, 2-2 Big 12)
• Quick Hitter: The Wildcats carded a season-low 13 points in the first half, which sent K-State to its fourth straight loss to the Cowgirls.
• Leaders: K-State was paced by sophomores Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann. Lewis finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Wesemann notched a season-high 16 points and dished out two assists. Oklahoma State had five players reach double figures led by Liz Donohoe with 15 points.

First Half
• K-State started slow offensively and Oklahoma State took advantage by building an early 16-4 lead with 12:33 to play.
• The Wildcats closed the gap to seven with 11:06 to play, but the Cowgirls boosted its lead to 28-13 with 3:58 remaining.
• Oklahoma State closed out the first frame on a 12-0 run to hold a 34-13 lead at the half. The Wildcats went scoreless for the final 6:56.
• Kansas State shot .207 from the field, including a 1-of-9 effort from beyond the arc in the opening stanza. The Wildcats complicated their first half with eight turnovers

Second Half
• Oklahoma State scored 10 of the first 12 points of the second half to increase its lead to 44-15 with 15:18 to play.
• Lewis bounced back from a sluggish first half to score 13 points in the second frame.
• K-State improved its shooting in the second half, carding a .407 field goal percentage.

Game Totals
• K-State shot .304 (17-of-56) from the field for the night. Oklahoma State was .481 (25-of-52) from the field.
• The Wildcats forced a season-low six steals.

Noteworthy
• This was the 62nd meeting between K-State and Oklahoma State. The series is tied, 31-31.
• K-State owns are record of 1-6 against teams ranked No. 21 in the Associated Press top-25 poll.
• K-State has now made a 3 in 256 consecutive games dating to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Lewis tallied her second career double-double. This was her 14th career game in double figures for points and her fifth game in double digits on the boards. Lewis finished with three blocks. She now has 99 in her career and ranks sixth in school history for blocks in a career. She needs one block to move into a tie for fifth in school history.
• Wesemann tallied her 10th career performance in double figures and her third this season and her second straight.

Coming up Next
• K-State returns to Manhattan to host Iowa State on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. Saturday’s game is K-State’s “Pack the House” game, as all tickets and select concession items are just $1. The game will also feature a halftime performance from the BMX Pro Trick Team.