K-State Hosts Iowa State in Pack the House Game


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Game 16
Kansas State (11-4, 1-3 Big 12) vs. Iowa State (11-4, 2-2 Big 12)
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 • 7 P.M.
Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum – 12,528)

Game Information
Promotion: “Pack the House” – all tickets and select concession items available for just $1
Halftime Show: BMX Pros Trick Team
Tickets:  Call (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets
TV: FCS Central – Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analyst: Missy Heidrick
Radio: K-State Sports Network – Play-by-Play: Matt Walters; Color Analyst: Kristin Waller
Internet: K-State Gameday on K-StateHD.TV (6:30 p.m.)

Team Information
Kansas State Wildcats
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Record at K-State: 11-4 (1st season)
Career Record: 465-238 (23rd season)

Iowa State Cyclones
Head Coach: Bill Fennelly (William Penn ‘79)
Record at Iowa State: 427-197 (20th season)
Career Record: 593-250 (27th season)

Series History
48-35
• K-State leads the series, 48-35.
• Iowa State won the last meeting between the schools, 60-55, on Jan. 3 in Ames, Iowa.
• K-State won the last meeting between the teams in Manhattan, 80-74, on Jan. 18, 2014.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 2-5 against Iowa State.

            
MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State will complete its regular season series with Iowa State on Saturday night at 7 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum. Saturday night will be K-State’s annual “Pack the House” game.

• With a win on Saturday, K-State would surpass its win total from the 2013-14 season with 13 regular season games remaining in the 2014-15 campaign. A win on Saturday would also be the 150th Big 12 win for K-State.
• K-State is led by sophomore forward and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year candidate Breanna Lewis and senior forward Ashia Woods. Lewis is averaging a team-high 12.1 points on a .500 field goal percentage, pulling in 5.7 rebounds and blocking 3.7 shots. Lewis needs one blocked shot to reach 100 for her career and move into a tie for fifth in school history. Woods is averaging 9.1 points, a team-high of 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 steals.
• Defense continues to be the Wildcats’ identity, as K-State leads the Big 12 in scoring defense (50.6 ppg) and steals (12.8 spg) and is second in blocks (5.8 bpg) and fourth in field goal percentage defense (.350).
• Saturday’s game can be seen on the FOX College Sports Central, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Missy Heidrick (color analyst) will have the call.

Number to Know
31.3
• Through 15 games, #KStateWBB is averaging 31.3 points per game in the second half on a .427 field goal percentage.
• This is in stark contrast to the first half of all games, where K-State is averaging 28.0 points per game on a .378 field goal percentage.
• In Big 12 games, K-State is averaging 30.3 points per game (.412 field goal percentage) in the second half and just 20.8 (.290 field goal percentage) in the first half. The Wildcats are outscoring opponents in the second half of games in league action 121-114.

At a Glance: Iowa State
• Iowa State (11-4, 2-2 Big 12) enters Saturday’s game following a 79-47 loss at No. 3/3 Baylor on Tuesday night.
• The Cyclones are 0-4 this season in road games.
• On the sideline, Iowa State is led by 20th-year head coach Bill Fennelly. In his time with the Cyclones, Fennelly has achieved a record of 427-197 (.684).
• On the floor, Iowa State has three players averaging double figures led by senior guard/forward Brynn Williamson and sophomore guard Seanna Johnson.
• Williamson leads Iowa State with 12.6 points per game. She ranks 10th in the Big 12 in scoring and leads the league in 3-point field goals made per game, 2.7.
• Johnson leads the Cyclones with 9.9 rebounds per game and is second in scoring with 12.1 points per game. Johnson, at 5-11, is second in the Big 12 in rebounding and 13th in scoring. At Baylor, the product of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, recorded five points, nine rebounds and three assists.

Filling Up the Purple Palace
• K-State ranks 22nd in the nation and fourth in the Big 12 in average attendance (3,929 average; 11 home games) this season. In total attendance, K-State ranks 16th in the nation (43,221).
• Last season, K-State’s average attendance (4,484) ranked 23rd in the nation. This was the highest average attendance and highest ranking in the NCAA attendance figures since the 2008-09 season.
• K-State had the fourth-largest improvement in average attendance last season in NCAA Division I, with 1,200 more fans coming to Bramlage in 2013-14.
• When the crowd is 7,500 or more in Bramlage Coliseum, K-State is 41-10 (.804) including a record of 18-4 when the crowd is 10,000 or more.
• The Wildcats moved into Bramlage Coliseum prior to the start of the 1988-89 season and have seen 1,474,888 fans pass through the doors.

Wesemann Becoming Wise    
• Sophomore Kindred Wesemann has dished out a team-high 48 assists (3.2 apg). The 48 assists this season are a new personal high for a season.
• Wesemann ranks 10th in the Big 12 in assists and eighth in assist to turnover ratio (1.5).
• Against UMKC on Nov. 18, Wesemann tied her career-high with six assists.
• Wesemann has found her scoring touch over the last two games, averaging 13.5 points on a .500 field goal percentage, including .571 from beyond the arc, and a .900 effort at the foul line.

Lewis in the Lane
• Sophomore forward Breanna Lewis leads the team with 12.1 points (181 points) on a .500 field goal percentage. She has scored in double figures in nine of the 15 games this season.
• She is 12th in the Big 12 in scoring and 10th in the league and 82nd in the nation in field goal percentage.
• She has surpassed her total from her freshman season of 166 in 29 games (5.7 ppg) in half the games.
• Against Oral Roberts, Lewis registered a career-high 22 points on a career-best 10-of-18 shooting while also recording five blocks and three steals.
• In her career, Lewis has pulled in five or more rebounds 20 times and reached double figures in points 14 times.