Wesemann's Career Night Sends K-State to Win


MANHATTAN, Kan. – For the ninth straight season, Kansas State defeated an opponent ranked among the Associated Press top-25 as the Wildcats used a career night from Kindred Wesemann to down No. 20/16 Texas, 66-57 at Bramlage Coliseum. K-State has now won three straight Big 12 games for the first time since Jan. 14, 2012.

The Basics
• Score: Kansas State 66, (20/16) Texas 57
• Records: Kansas State (14-7, 4-6 Big 12), Texas (15-6, 4-6 Big 12)
• Quick Hitter: With K-State holding a 47-46 lead with under five minutes to play, Wesemann dropped in consecutive 3-point field goals to push K-State in front, 53-46. The two 3-pointers ignited a 14-2 run by the Wildcats to take control of the contest.
• Leaders: Wesemann led four players in double figures with a career-high 25 points on a career-high 8-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc.

First Half
• K-State secured an early two-point edge, 16-14 with 11:27 to play, as Wesemann drained four 3-pointers in the game’s first eight and a half minutes. The teams would then tie the game up three times over the next four minutes.
• Texas secured a three-point lead at the half, 26-23, as Ariel Atkins converted a fast break layup as time expired in the frame. K-State ended the half scoreless for the final three and a half minutes.
• The Wildcats shot .385 (10-of-26) from the field in the opening half, while Texas shot .464 (13-of-28).

Second Half
• Wesemann registered her fifth 3-point field goal of the night to push K-State back in front, 30-28, with 18:23 remaining.
• Wesemann connected on her sixth 3-point field goal with 11:27 to play to give K-State a 40-36 advantage.
• Texas narrowed the K-State lead to one, 47-46, as Imani McGee-Stafford converted a jumper in the lane.
• Wesemann poured in two straight 3-pointers for her seventh and eighth of the night to give K-State a 53-46 lead and jump start an 14-2 run over the next three and a half minutes to give K-State a 61-48 lead.
• The Wildcats salted the game away from the foul line, going 9-of-15 from the charity stripe in the final five minutes.

Game Totals
• K-State shot .382 (21-of-55) from the field for the night, while Texas shot .375 (24-of-64), including 3-of-23 from beyond the arc.
• The Wildcats were 9-of-24 from beyond the arc on Wednesday. K-State has made five or more 3-point field goals in a game 14 times this season.
• Texas outrebounded K-State, 46-33, and outscored K-State in points in the paint, 32-20.
• The Wildcats forced 19 Texas turnovers, including 10 from K-State steals. The Wildcats held a 15-14 edge in points off turnovers.

Noteworthy
• Wednesday’s game was the 28th meeting between K-State and Texas. Texas leads the series 15-13.
• Kansas State is 4-5 against teams ranked No. 20 in the Associated Press top-25 poll.
• K-State’s starting lineup of guards: Haley Texada, Kindred Wesemann and Shaelyn Martin and forwards: Breanna Lewis and Ashia Woods is 10-1 this season.
• K-State has now made a 3 in 262 consecutive games dating to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Over the last two games, the Wildcats have held its opponents to 6-of-50 (.120) shooting from the 3-point line.
• Wesemann has five career games with four or more made 3-point field goals and 19 career games with two or more connections. Her eight made 3-point field goals were the most by a Wildcat since Brittany Chambers made nine against Texas Southern on March 21, 2013. Wesemann ranks tied for fourth in school history for 3-point field goals made in a game.
• Woods carded her 28th career game in double figures with 13 points, including her 10th this season. She hauled in seven rebounds, which is her 40th career game with five or more boards.
• Lewis tallied one block on Wednesday. She now has 70 blocks for the season and is tied for second in school history for blocks in a single season and is the second player in program history with 70 or more blocks in a season (Marlies Gipson). Her career total stands at 114 and ranks fourth in school history. She finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. She has registered 17 career games with 10 or more points, including a team-leading 12 this season. Lewis has 23 career games with five or more rebounds
• Martin recorded 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. This was her third career game in double figures and her 10th game with five or more boards. This was her 14th game with two or more steals.

Coming up Next
• K-State visits Oklahoma on Saturday for a 2 p.m., tip-off. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Southwest and available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com/allaccess.