K-State Falls at No. 3 Baylor on Saturday

WACO, Texas – Kansas State hung with No. 3/3 Baylor into the second half, but the Lady Bears used a big run mid-way through the second half to defeat K-State on Saturday at the Ferrell Center, 68-46.


The Basics
• Score: (3/3) Baylor 68, Kansas State 46
• Records: Kansas State (11-7, 1-6 Big 12), Baylor (18-1, 7-0 Big 12)
• Quick Hitter: K-State trailed by nine early in the second half, but a 13-1 run by Baylor sent the Wildcats to their fourth straight league loss.
• Leaders: Senior guard Haley Texada reached double figures for the second straight game with a team-high 13 points. Baylor had three players in double figures, led by Alexis Prince with 18 points.

First Half
• Baylor distanced themselves from K-State in the first frame with a 22-6 run over a nine-minute stretch, as K-State secured a 6-5 lead on a Bri Craig 3-pointer with 16:44 to play.
• K-State trailed by as many as 18 in the first stanza, but climbed back into the game with a 12-5 run over the final four and a half minutes to trail by 11 at the half, 35-24. Kindred Wesemann drained a three at the buzzer to bring the Wildcats to within 11.
Haley Texada led the Wildcats in the opening half with 11 points, including a 3-of-7 effort from beyond the arc.
• The Wildcats were 9-of-31 (.290) from the floor in the first half, but 5-of-15 (.333) from deep. The Lady Bears were 15-of-32 (.469) from the field and just 2-of-8 from the 3-point line.

Second Half
• K-State trimmed its deficit to Baylor to nine on two occasions early in the second half, as Shaelyn Martin drained a three with 19:02 to play and Texada connected on a fast break layup at the 16:55 mark to make the score 39-30 in favor of the Lady Bears.
• Baylor raced into a 23-point lead, 57-34, with the assistance of a 13-1 run. Prince carded seven straight points during the run.
• K-State was able to pull to within 16. 57-41, following a post-up layup from Ashia Woods with 7:28 to play.
• The Lady Bears used an 11-5 run to close out the game, as K-State finished 1-of-12 from the floor.

Game Totals
• The Wildcats shot .271 (16-of-59) from the floor, while Baylor was .431 (28-of-65).
• K-State was 9-of-30 from the 3-point line on Saturday. Saturday’s performance was the 12th time K-State has made five or more from deep in a game this season. K-State attempted a season-high 30 three-point field goals.
• Baylor held a 44-12 edge in points in the paint and outrebounded K-State, 48-35.

Noteworthy
• Saturday was the 34th meeting between K-State and Baylor. The Lady Bears lead the series, 25-9, with Baylor winning 20 straight..
• K-State is now 0-10 all-time against teams ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press top-25.
• K-State has now made a 3 in 259 consecutive games dating to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Texada secured her 35th career game in double figures and her eighth this season. She drained 3-of-9 from 3-point range, her for the 34th effort with two or more connections from deep.
• Lewis blocked three shots on Saturday. For the season, Lewis has 61 blocked shots and ranks seventh in school history for blocks in a season. For her career, Lewis has 105 blocks and moved into fourth in school history.

Coming up Next
• K-State returns to Bramlage on Wednesday night to face Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. The first 500 students in attendance will receive free bacon as part of Bacon Night 2. The game will be broadcast by COX Xtra and available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com/allaccess.