K-State Hosts Oklahoma in Play 4 Kay Game


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Game 26
Kansas State (15-10, 5-9 Big 12) vs. Oklahoma (16-9, 10-4 Big 12)
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 • 7 P.M.
Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum – 12,528)

Game Information
Promotion: “Play 4Kay” – First 4,000 fans will receive a pink K-State t-shirt; Postgame autograph session with the players
Tickets: Call (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets
TV: Cox Cable & Time Warner Sports Channel – (play-by-play) Brian Smoller; (color analyst) Missy Heidrick
Radio: K-State Sports Network – (play-by-play) Matt Walters; (color analyst) Kristin Waller

Team Information
Kansas State Wildcats
Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western ’89)
Record at K-State: 15-10 (1st season)
Career Record: 469-244 (23rd season)

Oklahoma Sooners
Head Coach: Sherri Coale (Oklahoma Christian ‘87)
Record at Oklahoma: 415-203 (3rd season)
Career Record: same

Series History
24-34
• Oklahoma leads the series, 34-24.
• K-State won the last meeting with the Sooners in Manhattan, 86-78, on Jan. 29, 2014.
• The Wildcats are 13-13 against Oklahoma in Manhattan.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 3-10 against Oklahoma.

            
MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State returns to Bramlage briefly on Saturday, as the Wildcats host Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Saturday’s game will mark K-State’s annual Play 4 Kay game, as the first 4,000 fans will receive a pink K-State women’s basketball t-shirt.

• The Wildcats are led by the interior duo of sophomore forward Breanna Lewis and senior forward Ashia Woods.
• Lewis is averaging team-highs of 12.2 points and 3.2 blocks. She is also pulling in a career-high 6.1 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. In the last five games, Lewis is averaging 16.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks.  
• Woods is averaging 9.8 points and a team-high of 6.2 rebounds. In her last seven games, Woods is averaging 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds.
• In addition to Lewis and Woods, senior Haley Texada has added an offensive spark over the last three games by averaging 14.7 points.
• Saturday’s game will be available to Cox Cable subscribers in the state of Kansas and on Time Warner Sports Channel in Kansas City, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Missy Heidrick (color analyst) will have the call.

Number to Know
106
• #KStateWBB had four players named to the Academic All-Big 12 teams this week.  
Heidi Brown, Bri Craig and Kindred Wesemann were named to the first team, while Ashia Woods was selected for the second team.
• Since the beginning of the Big 12 in 1996-97,  K-State has earned a league-best 106 Academic All-Big 12 honors including a league-high 86 first team recipients.

At a Glance: Oklahoma
• Oklahoma (16-9, 10-4 Big 12) dropped an 84-76 overtime decision at Iowa State on Tuesday. The Sooners have lost two of their last three games.
• Oklahoma is guided on the sideline by 19th year head coach Sherri Coale. The 1987 graduate of Oklahoma Christian owns a record of 415-203 (.672) during her time in Norman.
• The Sooners feature three players averaging double figures led by redshirt sophomore guard Peyton Little.
• Williams is averaging a team-high 12.8 points per game. In league action she has tallied 14.9 points. At Iowa State, Little led the Sooners with 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting, including 4-of-10 from deep.
• Joining Little in double figures are: redshirt junior Kaylon Williams (11.1 ppg) and sophomore Gioya Carter (10.1 ppg). Williams leads the team in rebounding with 6.4 per game.

Wildcats Strong in the Paint This Season
• After 25 games, K-State holds a +182 advantage in points in the paint (740-558). The Wildcats are averaging 29.6 points per game in the paint.
• K-State has scored 35 or more points in the paint in eight games this season. The Wildcats scored a season-high 54 points in the lane on Feb. 11 against TCU - the most since K-State tallied 54 points in the paint against Alcorn State on Dec. 2, 2006.
• K-State has held the edge in points in the paint in 16 games this season. K-State held the edge in the paint in just 15 of the 30 games last season.
• In 2013-14, K-State notched 805 points in the paint as a team for an average of 26.8 points per game.

Lewis in the Lane
• Sophomore forward Breanna Lewis leads the team with a career-high 12.2 points (306 points). She has scored in double figures in a team-leading 16 games this season and has led the Wildcats in scoring a team-high 10 times.
• She is 11th in the Big 12 in scoring and eighth in the league in field goal percentage (.477).
• In the last five games, Lewis is averaging 16.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks including two double-doubles.
• Lewis is the first player in program history with 300 or more points, 150 or more rebounds, 80 or more blocks and 40 or more steals in a season.
• In her career, Lewis has pulled in five or more rebounds 26 times and reached double figures in points 21 times.

Texada Solid in Senior Season
• Senior Haley Texada is averaging 9.1 points, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals in her final season in purple. She ranks 11th in the Big 12 for 3-point field goals made per game (1.5).
• In the last three games, she is averaging 14.7 points.
• Texada tallied her 12th double figure scoring effort of the season with a personal season-high 17 points at Texas on Feb. 18.
• 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 73 games over the last three seasons and she has scored in double figures in 39 of those games (53.4 percent).
• Texada leads the current Wildcat roster with 749 career points (8.6 ppg).
• Earlier this season, Texada joined teammate Bri Craig by surpassing the 100 career 3-point field goals made barrier this season. She has 117 for her career.