K-State Downs Texas Tech on the Road

LUBBOCK, Texas – Kansas State recorded consecutive wins in league action for the first time since Jan. 14 and Jan. 18, 2014, as the Wildcats outslugged Texas Tech, 41-38. The win ended a five-game road losing streak and marked the 250th road win in program history.

The Basics
• Score: Kansas State 41, Texas Tech 38
• Records: Kansas State (13-7, 3-6 Big 12), Texas Tech (13-8, 3-6 Big 12)
• Quick Hitter: K-State limited Texas Tech to a .167 effort from the field in the second half to secure the first road win under head coach Jeff Mittie.
• Leaders: Ashia Woods led K-State for the second straight game with 11 points. Texas Tech’s Amber Battle tallied a game-high 19 points.

First Half
• K-State took the early lead, but an 8-0 burst from Texas Tech sent the Lady Raiders in front, 10-7, with 12:14 to play.
• The Wildcats used a 12-4 run to retake the lead, 19-14, with 7:02 to play. Bri Craig recorded a pair of 3-point field goals during the rally while Ashia Woods converted a pair of layups.
• After the Lady Raiders tied the game at 19 on a Battle jumper, K-State built a 23-20 lead on a Kindred Wesemann 3-pointer.
• Texas Tech closed out the half with four points to secure a 24-23 halftime lead.
• The Wildcats shot .444 (8-of-18) from the field, but handed Texas Tech 11 turnovers. The Lady Raiders shot .310 (9-of-29) from the floor and outscored K-State, 10-2, in points off turnovers.

Second Half
• After the first eight minutes of the second stanza, neither team could take control of the game. K-State built a four-point lead twice, but the Lady Raiders were able to tie the game at 32 with 12:20 remaining.
• With the Lady Raiders in front by one, Craig ended a long scoring drought for K-State with her third 3-pointer of the day to give K-State a 37-35 lead with 6:45 remaining.
• A pair of free throws from Woods and a layup from Lewis with 1:07 to play proved to be the game-winner for K-State.

Game Totals
• K-State finished by shooting .318 from the floor (14-of-44), while Texas Tech was .237 (14-of-59).
• The Wildcats outrebounded the Lady Raiders, 40-38.

Noteworthy
• Saturday’s game was the 27th meeting between K-State and Texas Tech. K-State leads the series 14-12 and have won four straight.
• K-State’s starting lineup of guards: Haley Texada, Kindred Wesemann and Shaelyn Martin and forwards: Breanna Lewis and Ashia Woods is 9-1 this season.
• K-State has now made a 3 in 261 consecutive games dating to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Craig drained a trio of 3-point field goals. She has 33 career games with two or more made 3-point field goals.
• Woods carded her 27th career game in double figures, including her ninth this season. She hauled in seven rebounds, which is her 39th career game with five or more boards.
• Lewis tallied three blocks on Saturday. She now has 69 blocks for the season and is third in school history for blocks in a single season. Her career total stands at 113 and ranks fourth in school history. She finished with 11 rebounds and has six career games with 10 or more rebounds, including two this season.
• Martin recorded six rebounds for her ninth game with five or more boards. She pocketed a career-high five steals. This was her second game with five or more steals and her 13th with two or more.

Coming up Next
• K-State returns to Bramlage on Wednesday, as the Wildcats host Texas at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Midwest and available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com/allaccess.