Wildcats End Road Trip at Baylor
Wildcats End Road Trip at Baylor
Kansas State (11-6, 1-5 Big 12) at (3/3) Baylor (17-1, 6-0 Big 12)
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 • 11 A.M.
Waco, Texas (Ferrell Center – 10,284)
Tickets: Call (254) 710-1000 or visit www.baylorbears.com
TV: FOX Sports Southwest – Play-by-Play: John Morris; Color Analyst: Jim Haller
Radio: K-State Sports Network – Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller; Color Analyst: Randy Peterson
Kansas State Wildcats
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Record at K-State: 11-6 (1st season)
Career Record: 465-240 (23rd season)
Baylor Lady Bears
Head Coach: Kim Mulkey (Louisiana Tech ‘84)
Record at Baylor: 421-87 (15th season)
Career Record: Same
• Baylor leads the series, 24-9.
• The Lady Bears have won 19 straight in the series, with K-State’s last win against Baylor coming on Jan. 27, 2004 in Manhattan (85-65).
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 1-6 against Baylor.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State will end a two-game road trip on Saturday morning, as the Wildcats visit Waco, Texas, to face No. 3/3 Baylor at 11 a.m.
• With a win on Saturday, K-State would surpass its win total from the 2013-14 season, would be the 150th Big 12 win for K-State and the 250th road win in program history.
• K-State is led by sophomore forward Breanna Lewis and senior forward Ashia Woods. Lewis is averaging a team-high 11.9 points on a .494 field goal percentage, pulling in 5.3 rebounds and blocking 3.4 shots.
• Woods is averaging 8.6 points, a team-high of 6.7 rebounds and 2.2 steals. Woods needs 19 steals to move into 10th in school history for career steals.
• Over the last four games, sophomore guard Kindred Wesemann has emerged for the K-State offense. Wesemann has registered three of her four double figure efforts this season during the last four games and is averaging 11.8 points on .400 field goal percentage including a .400 effort from beyond the arc.
• Saturday’s game can be seen on the FOX Sports Southwest, as John Morris (play-by-play) and Jim Haller (color analyst) will have the call. The game will also be available on the K-State Sports Network.
Number to Know
• With an active roster of 15 players, #KStateWBB features just three players that have seen action in 75 or more games in their career. The Wildcats are the only team in the Big 12 without a player that has played in 100 or more games in their career.
• Ashia Woods leads the Wildcats with 94 games played, while Bri Craig has played in 81 games and Haley Texada has seen action in 79.
• K-State has four players that have started 40 or more games in their career (Woods, Craig, Texada and Breanna Lewis).
At a Glance: Baylor
• No. 3/3 Baylor (17-1, 6-0 Big 12) hosts K-State following a Monday win over No. 8/5 Texas, 75-58, in Waco. Baylor has won 16 straight following their only defeat of the season, a 74-64 decision at then No. 11/10 Kentucky on Nov. 17.
• On the sideline, Baylor is led by 15th-year head coach Kim Mulkey. In her time with the Lady Bears, Mulkey has led the program to a 421-87 (.829) record. She has led Baylor to four straight Big 12 regular season titles, 13 NCAA Tournament appearances and a pair of NCAA titles (2005 and 2012).
• Nina Davis, a 5-11 sophomore forward, is averaging team-highs of 21.9 points per game and 8.5 rebounds. Davis leads the Big 12 in scoring and is third in the league in rebounding. Against Texas, the 2014 Big 12 Freshman of the Year registered 25 points and six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal.
• Khadijiah Cave, a 6-2 sophomore post, is second on the team with 12.2 points and leads the squad with a .618 field goal percentage. She is also second on the team in rebounding with 6.0 per game.
K-State Picking Opponent’s Pockets
• The Wildcats have recorded 208 steals this season (12.2 spg) to lead the Big 12 and rank sixth in the nation.
• Of the 334 opponent turnovers, 208 have come by K-State steals (62.3%). The Wildcats ended 2013-14 with 46.9% of opponent turnovers coming from Wildcat steals.
• With 10 more steals, K-State will surpass its total from a season ago (217).
• K-State has 12 games this season with 10 or more steals.
• The Wildcats have a league-high five players among the top-15 in the Big 12 steal rankings.
Wesemann Becoming Wise
• Sophomore Kindred Wesemann has dished out a team-high 54 assists (3.2 apg). The 54 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.
• Over the last four games, Wesemann has emerged as a scoring threat. Wesemann has registered three of her four double figure efforts this season during the last four games and is averaging 11.8 points on .400 field goal percentage including a .400 effort from beyond the arc.
Texada Solid in Senior Season
• Senior Haley Texada has returned to the K-State lineup for her final season, following an injury shortened 2013-14.
• Texada is averaging 7.9 points, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals this season. She ranks 13th in the Big 12 in steals and 14th in 3-point field goals made per game.
• Texada recorded her seventh double figure scoring effort of the season with 11 points at West Virginia on Jan. 21.
• She scored in double figures in four straight games from Nov. 18 to Dec. 8. The last time she scored in double figures in four straight games was March 21, 2013 to Nov. 10, 2013 (six games).
• Texada has played in 65 games over the last three seasons and she has scored in double figures in 34 of those games (52.3 percent).
• Texada joined teammate Bri Craig by surpassing the 100 career 3-point field goals made barrier this season. She has 104 for her career.