Sooners Shoot Past Wildcats


MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State looked to capture its 14th home win of the season, but Oklahoma fended off the upset bid for a 73-64 win at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday night.

The Basics
• Score: Oklahoma 73, Kansas State 64
• Records: Kansas State (15-11, 5-10 Big 12), Oklahoma (17-9, 11-4 Big 12)
• Quick Hitter: K-State held tough in the first half despite a significant deficit on the glass, but Oklahoma used a 16-4 run to begin the second half to distance themselves from the Wildcats.
• Leaders: K-State saw three players reach double figures on Saturday, led by senior Ashia Woods with 16 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Joining Woods were Kindred Wesemann and Haley Texada with 14 points each. Oklahoma was led by the hot shooting of Peyton Little with a game-high 30 points which included a Bramlage Coliseum opponent record 8 made three-point field goals.

First Half
• The teams traded the lead five times and were tied six times in the first 12 minutes of the game. The biggest lead in the early stages was three points by both teams.
• Oklahoma opened up a five-point lead, 21-16, with 7:34 to play. Wesemann brought K-State back to within two, 23-21, with a pair of layups.
• After Texada tied the game at 23 w/ 1:59 remaining, the Sooners’ Little scored the final seven points for Oklahoma to secure a 30-25 lead at the break.
• K-State forced Oklahoma into 16 first half turnovers, including nine steals, and tallied 14 points off those turnovers.
• The Wildcats shot .400 (10-of-25) in the opening frame, but 2-of-8 from beyond the arc.
• Oklahoma held a 23-9 rebounding advantage in the opening stanza.

Second Half
• Oklahoma took control of the game early in the second frame, outscoring K-State 16-4 in the first six minutes to take a 46-29 lead.
• K-State cut the deficit to eight, as Shaelyn Martin buried a three-pointer with 8:48 remaining.
• Oklahoma was able to hold K-State from getting any closer for the remainder of the contest.
• The Sooners shot .478 (11-of-23) from the field in the second stanza, including 7-of-14 from beyond the arc. K-State shot .375 (12-of-32) in the frame.

Game Totals
• K-State shot .386 (22-of-57) from the field, while Oklahoma shot .442 (23-of-52)
• Oklahoma outrebounded K-State, 43-28, including 16 offensive rebounds which resulted in 17 second chance points.
• K-State finished the night with six blocks. This marked the 13th game this season with five or more blocks in a game.
• The Wildcats pocketed 12 steals on Saturday. K-State has 17 games this season with 10 or more steals.

Noteworthy
• Saturday’s game was the 59th meeting between K-State and Oklahoma. Oklahoma leads the series, 35-24.
• K-State women’s basketball surpassed the 1,500,000 fan mark in the history of Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday night with the announced attendance of 5,418. The total number of fans to see a K-State women’s basketball game in Bramlage since 1988-89 stands at 1,504,931.
• K-State’s starting lineup of guards: Haley Texada, Kindred Wesemann and Shaelyn Martin and forwards: Breanna Lewis and Ashia Woods is 11-5 this season.
• K-State has now made a 3 in 267 consecutive games dating to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Woods reached double figures in points for the 31st time in her career and the 13th time this season. She pocketed three steals on Saturday night. She has 179 steals for her career and ranks 10th in school history in the category.
• Lewis tallied three blocks on Saturday. She now has 83 blocks for the season and is second in school history for blocks in a single season. She is the second player in school history to block 80 or more shots in a single season (Marlies Gipson, 86). Her career total stands at 127 and ranks fourth in school history. She has 35 career games with two or more blocked shots. She has 27 career games with five or more rebounds.
• Wesemann reached double figures for the 14th time in her career and the seventh time this season. She tallied her 15th career game with two or more steals. She knocked down two three-point field goals and has 21 career games with two or more connections from deep.
• Texada reached double figures for the 40th time in her career and the 13th time this season. This was her 37th career game with two or more connection from beyond the arc.

Coming up Next
• K-State begins a two-game road trip on Wednesday, as the Wildcats travel to Lawrence, Kansas, to face Kansas at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and will be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com/allaccess.