K-State Falls Just Short at Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. – Kansas State looked for their fourth straight win, but Oklahoma fended off the upset bid with a 66-58 win on Saturday at the Lloyd Noble Center.

The Basics
• Score: Oklahoma 66, Kansas State 58
• Records: Kansas State (14-8, 4-7 Big 12), Oklahoma (15-7, 9-2 Big 12)
• Quick Hitter:
• Leaders: K-State was led by sophomore Kindred Wesemann and Breanna Lewis. Wesemann remained hot with a game-high 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc. Lewis tallied 11 points, eight rebounds, five blocks, three steals and two assists. The Sooners saw three players in double figures led by Peyton Little with 19 points.

First Half
• Through the first eight minutes, the teams played to a near draw as Oklahoma held a 14-12 lead with 11:50 remaining. Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann paced K-State early with four points each.
• After the Sooners used a 6-0 run to capture a 20-14 lead with 6:28 to play, the Wildcats strung together a 7-0 run highlighted by Wesemann’s first 3-pointer of the day for a 21-20 advantage with 3:54 to play.
• Oklahoma used a 7-2 run near the end of the first frame to hold a 27-23 lead with 1:02 remaining. A last second layup from Haley Texada brought K-State to within two at the break, 27-25.
• K-State shot .455 (10-of-22) from the field in the opening stanza, but handed out 12 turnovers. Oklahoma shot .440 (11-of-25) from the floor.
• The Wildcats outrebounded the Sooners, 14-12, in the frame.

Second Half
• Oklahoma built a seven-point lead, 45-38, midway through the second half.
• K-State answered with an 8-0 run, as Wesemann converted a layup and a deep 3-pointer to send the Wildcats into a 52-51 lead with 5:39 remaining.
• The Sooners recovered with an 8-2 run to take control of the game at 56-52.
• The Wildcats would get no closer, as Oklahoma sealed the game from the foul line.

Game Totals
• The Wildcats finished the game shooting .438 (21-of-48) from the field including 7-of-19 from beyond the arc. Oklahoma shot .451 (23-of-51) including 8-of-17 from deep.
• K-State turned the ball over 18 times, while Oklahoma tallied 14.
• The Wildcats pocketed 10 steals for the 16th time this season.

Noteworthy
• Saturday’s game was the 58th meeting between K-State and Oklahoma. Oklahoma leads the series 34-24.
• K-State’s starting lineup of guards: Haley Texada, Kindred Wesemann and Shaelyn Martin and forwards: Breanna Lewis and Ashia Woods is 10-2 this season.
• K-State has now made a 3 in 263 consecutive games dating to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Wesemann has 13 career games in doubles figures. She has six career games with four or more made 3-point field goals and 20 career games with two or more connections.
• Lewis tallied five blocks on Saturday. She now has 75 blocks for the season and is second in school history for blocks in a single season. Her career total stands at 119 and ranks fourth in school history. She has seven career games with five or more blocks to rank second in school history. She has registered 18 career games with 10 or more points, including a team-leading 13 this season. Lewis has 24 career games with five or more rebounds.
• Martin recorded eight rebounds. This was her 11th game with five or more boards.

Coming up Next
• K-State returns to Bramlage Coliseum next week to begin a two-game home stand. The Wildcats host TCU on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FOX College Sports Central and available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com/allaccess.