Wildcats Cruise Past Horned Frogs

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State registered a season-high point total and field goal percentage on Wednesday night, as the Wildcats defeated TCU 93-79 in Bramlage Coliseum.


The Basics
• Score: Kansas State 93, TCU 79
• Records: Kansas State (15-8, 5-7 Big 12), TCU (14-9, 6-6 Big 12)
• Quick Hitter: K-State registered its 13th home win of the season with a hot shooting performance, recording 60 percent or better from the field in both halves.
• Leaders: Breanna Lewis led four Wildcats in double figures with her third career double-double and second this season, as she notched 28 points and 12 rebounds with 2 blocks. Ashia Woods chipped in with 21 points, nine assists, five rebounds and three steals. TCU was led by Zahna Medley with 21 points.

First Half
• K-State jumped out to a 10-3 lead in the first four minutes of the game, as the Wildcats connected on a pair of 3-pointers and Breanna Lewis converted a pair of layups.
• The Wildcats continued to pour on the offense, as they led the Horned Frogs, 39-23, with 5:42 remaining in the opening stanza. K-State held a six-point lead, 26-20, before using a 13-3 run to build its lead to 16.
Deborah Meeks ended the frame with a buzzer beat jump shot to give the Wildcats a 48-33 halftime lead. The 48 first half points are a season-high for any half this season by the Wildcats this season.
• The Wildcats shot a season-high .655 (19-of-29) from the field in the opening frame, as Lewis led the Wildcats with 18 points and seven rebounds. K-State outscored TCU in the paint, 28-6, in the first half.
• The Horned Frogs shot .414 (12-of-29) from the floor, but were 6-of-11 from beyond the arc.

Second Half
• After TCU opened the second frame with a 3-pointer, K-State went on a 10-0 run to build a 58-36 advantage with 15:20 to play. Lewis and Woods scored eight of the 10 points.
• K-State would build a 23-point lead, 60-37, as Woods converted a layup with 15:05 to play. TCU would use a 10-2 run to narrow K-State’s lead to 15, 62-47, with 12:27 remaining.
• The Wildcats were able to rebuild the lead to 20, as Jessica Sheble converted a pair of layups with seven minutes remaining. Sheble finished with a season-high eight points off the bench.
• K-State was able to hold TCU off during the final five minutes, by shooting 14-of-20 from the foul line.

Game Totals
• K-State finished the night with a season-high field goal percentage of .635 (33-of-52). This was the highest field goal percentage since at least the 2007-08 season.
• The 93 points by K-State are the most since the Wildcats scored 94 against Creighton on Nov. 13, 2006. The 93 points by K-State in a Big 12 game are the most since the Wildcats scored 94 at Nebraska on Feb. 23, 2005.
• The Wildcats registered a season-high 54 points in the paint, which are the most points in the lane since scoring 54 against Alcorn State on Dec., 2, 2006.
• K-State dished out a season-high 26 assists on 33 made field goals. This is the ninth time this season K-State has finished with an assist percentage of .700 or higher. The 26 assists are the most since K-State handed out 30 assists on Dec. 4, 2009 against Grambling State.
• Kansas State outrebounded TCU, 37-29.

Noteworthy
• Wednesday’s game was the sixth meeting between K-State and TCU. The series is tied 3-3.
• K-State improved to 13-2 in Bramlage this season. The 13 home wins are the most since the 2010-11 season (13).
• K-State’s starting lineup of guards: Haley Texada, Kindred Wesemann and Shaelyn Martin and forwards: Breanna Lewis and Ashia Woods is 11-2 this season.
• K-State has now made a 3 in 264 consecutive games dating to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Lewis tallied 2 blocks on Wednesday. She now has 77 blocks for the season and is second in school history for blocks in a single season. Her career total stands at 121 and ranks fourth in school history. She has registered 19 career games with 10 or more points, including a team-leading 14 this season. Lewis has 25 career games with five or more rebounds.
• Woods reached double figures for the 29th time in her career and 11th time this season. With her 9 assists, she set a career high and achieved her 8th career game with 5 or more assist game.
• Texada had a season high 16 points and got her 37th career double figure game.
• Martin recorded 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. This was her 4th double figure game and her 12th with five or more boards.

Coming up Next
• K-State returns to Bramlage Coliseum on Sunday to face Texas Tech at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Networks across the country and will be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com/allaccess.