K-State Hosts Oklahoma State Wednesday
K-State Hosts Oklahoma State Wednesday
Kansas State (11-7, 1-6 Big 12) vs. Oklahoma State (12-6, 2-5 Big 12)
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 • 7 P.M.
Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum – 12,528)
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Kansas State Wildcats
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Record at K-State: 11-7 (1st season)
Career Record: 465-241 (23rd season)
Oklahoma State Cowgirls
Head Coach: Jim Littell (Southwestern ‘77)
Record at Oklahoma State: 80-38 (4th season)
Career Record: 498-99 (17th season)
• The series between the schools is tied, 31-31.
• Oklahoma State has won four straight in the series. K-State’s last win over the Cowgirls was Jan. 23, 2013 (76-70, ot) in Manhattan.
• K-State is 16-9 in games played in Manhattan with K-State’s last win in Bramlage coming on Jan. 23, 2013 (76-70, ot).
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 3-6 against Oklahoma State.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State will play two of its next three games inside Bramlage Coliseum, as the Wildcats host Oklahoma State on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
• With a win on Wednesday, K-State would surpass its win total from the 2013-14 season, it would be the 150th Big 12 win for K-State and end a current four-game league losing streak. The Wildcats would become the sixth program in league history with 150 or more league wins.
• K-State is led by sophomore forward Breanna Lewis and senior forward Ashia Woods. Lewis is averaging a team-high 11.5 points on a .472 field goal percentage, pulling in 5.4 rebounds and blocking 3.4 shots. She is the fourth player in program history with 60 or more blocks in a season with 61 blocks.
• Woods is averaging 8.5 points, a team-high of 6.6 rebounds and 2.2 steals. Woods needs 17 steals to move into 10th in school history for career steals.
• Since returning from injury, senior guard Haley Texada has emerged for the K-State offense. Texada is averaging 12.0 points including a .333 three-point field goal percentage.
• Wednesday’s game can be seen on COX Xtra, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Kristin Waller (color analyst) will have the call.
Number to Know
• With three blocked shots, #KStateWBB will reach 100 blocks for the season.
• This would be the ninth time in program history and the first since 2008-09 that K-State would reach 100 blocks in a season.
• K-State blocked 100 or more shots in eight straight seasons from 2001-02 to 2008-09.
At a Glance: Oklahoma State
• Oklahoma State (12-6, 2-5 Big 12) has lost three straight following the last meeting between the Wildcats and Cowgirls.
• Oklahoma State is guided on the sideline by fourth year head coach Jim Littell. Littell owns a record of 80-38 (.678) during his time in Stillwater. Littell led the program to the 2012 Postseason WNIT title and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.
• The Cowgirls feature four players averaging double figures this season led by junior guard Brittney Martin and senior forward Liz Donohoe.
• Martin, a 2014 All-Big 12 honorable mention selection, leads the team with 12.9 points and 7.9 rebounds. Martin ranks sixth in the Big 12 in scoring and fourth in rebounding. Against TCU, Martin tallied 15 points, nine rebounds and three assists. In the previous match with the Wildcats, Martin carded 14 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals.
• Donohoe, a 2014 All-Big 12 honorable mention recipient, is second on the team in scoring with 11.7 points and third in rebounding with 4.9 per game. In the first meeting with K-State, Donohoe registered a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Wildcats’ Defense Forges New Identity
• K-State is 11th in the nation in scoring defense (53.8 ppg allowed) and seventh in steals (12.0 spg) and 25th in blocked shots (5.4 bpg).
• K-State’s defense ranks first in the Big 12 in scoring defense and steals. The Wildcats are third in blocked shots and fifth in field goal percentage defense (.369).
• During the last 14 seasons, K-State is 88-3 (.967) when holding an opponent to 49 points or less.
• K-State has held seven opponents to 49 points or less this season, including four straight opponents from Nov. 18 to Dec. 8, marking the first time since March 21 to April 3, 2013 that K-State has achieved this.
• The 2014-15 team needs to hold two foes to 49 points or less to tie the school record set by the 2011-12 team (11).
• The Wildcats held UMKC to 36 points on Nov. 18, which marked the lowest opponent output this season and the fewest points surrendered by the Wildcats since Dec. 7, 2011, when K-State allowed 34 points to Wichita State.
K-State Picking Opponent’s Pockets
• The Wildcats have recorded 216 steals this season (12.0 spg) to lead the Big 12 and rank seventh in the nation.
• Of the 345 opponent turnovers, 216 have come by K-State steals (62.6%). The Wildcats ended 2013-14 with 46.9% of opponent turnovers coming from Wildcat steals.
• With two 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.
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 8.3 points, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals this season. She ranks 11th in the Big 12 in steals and 12th in 3-point field goals made per game.
• In the last four games she has played, Texada is averaging 9.5 points and a .364 three-point field goal percentage.
• Texada recorded her eighth double figure scoring effort of the season with 13 points at Baylor on Jan. 24.
• 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 66 games over the last three seasons and she has scored in double figures in 35 of those games (53.0 percent).
• Texada leads the current Wildcats with 673 career points (8.4 ppg).
• Texada joined teammate Bri Craig by surpassing the 100 career 3-point field goals made barrier this season. She has 107 for her career.
Craig Looks to Join Career 3-Point List
• Junior Bri Craig has made 121 3-point field goals in her career and has a team-high 27 connections this season.
• With her two 3-point field goals at Baylor, she has 32 career games with two or more connections from beyond the arc.
• Craig ranks 10th in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage (.355) and 3-point field goals made per game (1.5).
• To reach 10th in school history for career 3-point field goals made, Craig needs to make 15 threes over the rest of this season.
• In her freshman season in 2012-13, Craig connected on a career-best 64 three-point field goals.
• For the season, Craig is averaging 7.0 points per game.