K-State Begins Home Stand Against TCU
K-State Begins Home Stand Against TCU
Kansas State (14-8, 4-7 Big 12) vs. TCU (14-8, 6-5 Big 12)
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 • 7 P.M.
Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum – 12,528)
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Tickets: Call (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets
TV: FOX College Sports Central – (play-by-play) Brian Smoller; (color analyst) Missy Heidrick
Radio: K-State Sports Network – (play-by-play) Matt Walters; (color analyst) Kristin Waller
Kansas State Wildcats
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Record at K-State: 14-8 (1st season)
Career Record: 468-242 (23rd season)
TCU Horned Frogs
Head Coach: Raegan Pebley (Colorado ‘97)
Record at TCU: 14-8 (1st season)
Career Record: 170-183 (12th season)
• TCU leads the series, 3-2.
• The Horned Frogs have won two straight in the series. K-State’s last win against TCU came on Jan. 19, 2013 in Fort Worth.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 2-0 against TCU.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State begins a two-game home stand this week, as the Wildcats host TCU on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
• Defense continues to be K-State’s identity, as the Wildcats lead the Big 12 in scoring defense (53.7 ppg) and steals (11.7 spg) and are third in blocks (5.2 bpg) and field goal percentage defense (.367). In the last three games, K-State has held its opponents to 14-of-67 (.209) 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 11.2 points and 3.4 blocks. She is also pulling in a career-high 5.8 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 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 steals.
• In the last two games, Kindred Wesemann has exploded offensively. The sophomore guard is averaging 23.0 points on .552 shooting including .650 effort from beyond the arc. She is the first Wildcat since January of last season to record consecutive games of 20 or more points.
• Wednesday’s game can be seen on FOX College Sports Central, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Missy Heidrick (color analyst) will have the call.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB’s Breanna Lewis has a combined 112 blocks and steals this season (75 blocks and 37 steals). Both categories are career highs for Lewis this season.
• Lewis is the fourth player in program history and the first since Marlies Gipson in 2008-09 with the combination of 100 blocks and steals in a single season.
• Lewis is the only player in the Big 12 ranked among the top-10 in both blocks and steals.
At a Glance: TCU
• TCU (14-8, 6-5 Big 12) secured a 71-60 home win over Texas Tech on Sunday. The Horned Frogs have alternated between wins and losses in the last six games (3-3).
• The Horned Frogs are guided on the sideline by first year head coach Raegan Pebley. The 1997 graduate of Colorado owns a career record of 170-183 (.482) during her 12-year career.
• TCU features four players averaging double figures led by junior guard Zahna Medley and junior guard/forward Veja Hamilton.
• Medley, a 2014 All-Big 12 First Team selection, leads the Horned Frogs and ranks fourth in the Big 12 with 15.4 points per game. She also paces TCU in assists with 4.0 per game and is their top 3-point shooter and is second in the Big 12 with 2.3 made 3-pointers per game.
• Hamilton is averaging 11.8 points per game, but has upped her game in league action with 15.6 points per game. In league only games, Hamilton is fifth in the league in scoring.
Wildcats Secure 280th Win in Bramlage
• K-State is 282-109 (.721) all-time inside Bramlage Coliseum, which is in its 27th season of existence.
• The Wildcats won nine straight home games to open the season, the longest home win streak since 2010-11 (11).
• K-State has reached double figures in home wins 26 times, including this season.
• In his career in games played in his home venue, head coach Jeff Mittie is 286-66 (.813).
Wildcats Convert Turnovers to Offense
• K-State has scored 381 points off 409 opponent turnovers this season (17.3 ppg & 0.93 ppto).
• Against Texas, the Wildcats outscored the Longhorns, 15-14, in the category. This was the 14th time K-State has had the edge this season.
• K-State is second in the Big 12 in turnover margin, +3.4.
• Last season, Kansas State allowed 585 opponent points off turnovers and only notched 381, as K-State was a -1.87 in turnover margin.
Wesemann Directing the Offense
• In the last two games, Kindred Wesemann has exploded offensively. The sophomore guard is averaging 23.0 points on .552 shooting including .650 effort from beyond the arc. She is the first Wildcat since January of last season to recorded consecutive games of 20 or more points.
• 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 a career-high 38 connections from beyond the arc this season.
• Wesemann has dished out a team-high 63 assists (2.9 apg). The 63 assists this season are a new personal high for a season.
• Wesemann has also set a career season-high in steals with 38 this season.
• Wesemann ranks 11th in the Big 12 in assists and eighth in steals (1.7).
• Against UMKC on Nov. 18, Wesemann tied her career-high with six assists.
Lewis on the Defensive
• Sophomore forward Breanna Lewis has emerged as a Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year candidate this season in the Wildcats’ new defensive system.
• For the season, Lewis is averaging career-highs of 3.4 blocks (75 blocks) and 1.7 steals (37 steals). She has set new personal career season-highs in blocks and steals this season.
• She is second in the Big 12 and ranks 14th in the nation in blocks and is ninth in the Big 12 in steals. She is the only player in the Big 12 to rank among the top-10 in both categories.
• Against Kansas, Lewis blocked a school record and career-high eight shots.
• Lewis has blocked 10.1 percent of the 2-point field goals attempted against K-State this season. Against KU on Jan. 11, Lewis blocked 25.8 percent of the 2-point field goal attempts.
• She has blocked two or more shots in 19 games this season and has done so 32 times in her career. She is second in school history for career games with five or more blocks (7).
• Lewis is the second player in school history (Marlies Gipson, twice) with 70 or more blocks in a season and is second in school history with 75 blocks. Her 75 blocks are a new school record for blocks by a sophomore.
• Lewis ranks fourth in school history with 119 career blocks. She is first in school history with 2.33 blocks per game.
• Against Abilene Christian, Lewis pocketed a career-high four steals. She has tallied two or more steals in 10 games this season.