K-State Looks to Improve Streak to Four
K-State Looks to Improve Streak to Four
Kansas State (14-7, 4-6 Big 12) at Oklahoma (14-7, 8-2 Big 12)
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 • 2 P.M.
Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center – 12,000)
Tickets: Call (405) 325-2424 or visit www.soonersports.com
TV: FOX Sports Southwest – (play-by-play) Chad McKee; (color analyst) Whitney Hand Jones
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: 14-7 (1st season)
Career Record: 468-241 (23rd season)
Head Coach: Sherri Coale (Oklahoma Christian ‘87)
Record at Oklahoma: 412-201 (19th season)
Career Record: same
• Oklahoma leads the series, 33-24.
• K-State won the last meeting with the Sooners, 86-78, in Manhattan on Jan. 29, 2014.
• The Wildcats are 8-17 against Oklahoma in Norman and are looking for their first win at OU since Feb. 1, 2003.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 3-9 against Oklahoma.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State travels to Norman, Oklahoma, on Saturday looking to extend its win streak to four games, as the Wildcats visit Oklahoma at 2 p.m.
• Defense continues to be K-State’s identity, as the Wildcats lead the Big 12 in scoring defense (53.1 ppg) and steals (11.8 spg) and are third in blocks (5.2 bpg) and field goal percentage defense (.363). In the last two games, K-State has held its opponents to 6-of-50 (.120) shooting from beyond the arc.
• K-State is led by sophomore forward Breanna Lewis and senior forward Ashia Woods. Lewis is averaging team-highs of 11.1 points and 3.3 blocks. She is also pulling in a career-high 5.7 rebounds. Lewis is just one of 9 players in NCAA Division I with the averages of 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks and 1 steal.
• Woods is averaging 9.3 points, a team-high of 6.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals.
• Against Texas, Kindred Wesemann registered career-highs of 25 points and 8-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc. Wesemann’s eight 3-point field goals made are the most in the Big 12 this season, set the school record for 3-point field goals made in a conference game and tied for fourth-most in school history.
• Saturday’s game can be seen on FOX Sports Southwest, as Chad McKee (play-by-play) and Whitney Hand Jones (color analyst) will have the call.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB features three players with 50 or more assists this season (Kindred Wesemann, Ashia Woods and Shaelyn Martin).
• This is the first time since the 2012-13 season that K-State has had three players with 50 or more assists.
• Wesemann has a career-high 62 assists this season, while Woods needs five assists to surpass her career-high from a season ago (60). Both players have more assists than turnovers this season.
• Woods has 166 career assists and needs six assists to move into a tie for 29th in school history for career assists (Priscilla Gary, 172).
At a Glance: Oklahoma
• Oklahoma (14-7, 7-2 Big 12) secured a 75-66 home win over Iowa State on Wednesday. With the win, the Sooners snapped a two-game league skid.
• Oklahoma is guided on the sideline by 19th year head coach Sherri Coale. The 1987 graduate of Oklahoma Christian owns a record of 412-201 (.672) during her time in Norman.
• The Sooners feature four players averaging double figures led by redshirt junior forward Kaylon Williams.
• Williams is averaging team-highs of 11.4 points and 6.0 rebounds this season. In league action she has tallied 12.3 points and 6.5 boards.
• Joining Williams in double figures are: redshirt sophomore Peyton Little (11.2 ppg), sophomore Gioya Carter (10.9 ppg) and senior Sharane Campbell-Olds (10.0 ppg).
• In league play, Carter leads the Sooners with 15.9 points per game and is shooting .486 from beyond the arc. Little is second with 12.5 points per game with 19 steals.
Three is not a Crowd, It’s a Benefit
• Since the 2011-12 season, when three or more players reach double figures in scoring in the same game, K-State is 46-23 (.667) mark including a 7-1 record this season.
K-State Picking Opponent’s Pockets
• The Wildcats have recorded 248 steals this season (11.8 spg) to lead the Big 12 and rank seventh in the nation.
• Of the 395 opponent turnovers, 248 have come by K-State steals (62.8%). The Wildcats ended 2013-14 with 46.9% of opponent turnovers coming from Wildcat steals.
• The 248 steals are the most since the 2012-13 season when K-State notched 320 in 37 games.
• K-State has 15 games this season with 10 or more steals.
• The Wildcats have a league-high four players among the top-15 in the Big 12 steal rankings.
Wesemann Directing the Offense
• Sophomore Kindred Wesemann has dished out a team-high 62 assists (3.0 apg). The 62 assists this season are a new personal high for a season.
• Wesemann has also set career season-highs in steals with 37 this season, 1.8 steals per game.
• Wesemann ranks 10th in the Big 12 in assists and seventh in steals (1.8).
• Against UMKC on Nov. 18, Wesemann tied her career-high with six assists.
• Against Texas, Wesemann reset her career-high with 25 points on a career-best 8-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc. The eight connections are the most in the Big 12 this season and tied for fourth in school history.
• Wesemann leads the Wildcats with 33 connections from beyond the arc this season and needs five made 3-pointers to surpass her total from last season (37).
Woods Ups Scoring Average Over 3 Seasons
• Senior Ashia Woods is averaging 9.3 points per game and has nine games in double figures this season.
• Over the last three games, Woods is averaging 14.0 points and 8.3 rebounds.
• In the Big 12 opener at Iowa State, Woods tallied a stat line of 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, six rebounds, five assists and a steal. This was her first career effort of 20 or more points, five or more rebounds and five or more assists. She is the first Wildcat to achieve this line this season and first since Feb. 26, 2014.
• Against Oklahoma State she tallied her second career double-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals. She is the first Wildcat since Jan. 29, 2014, to tally 15 or more points, 10 or more rebounds and five or more assists in a game.
• Woods tallied a career-best 10.1 points per game last season, including a 10.4 points per game in Big 12 action.
• This marked the third straight season Woods had improved her scoring average from one season to the next.
• In her freshman season, Woods averaged 2.1 ppg and increased that to 5.9 ppg in an injury-shortened sophomore season in 2012-13.
• For her career, Woods has scored 628 points for an average of 6.4 points per game.