K-State Ends Road Slate at TCU
K-State Ends Road Slate at TCU
Kansas State (16-11, 6-10 Big 12) at TCU (16-11, 8-8 Big 12)
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 • 2 P.M.
Fort Worth, Texas (University Recreation Center)
Tickets: Call (817) 257-3764 or visit www.gofrogs.com
TV: Shared broadcast to K-StateHD.TV (subscription required)
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: 16-11 (1st season)
Career Record: 470-245 (23rd season)
TCU Horned Frogs
Head Coach: Raegan Pebley (Colorado ‘97)
Record at TCU: 16-11 (1st season)
Career Record: 172-186
• The series is tied, 3-3.
• K-State won the last meeting between the teams, 93-79, on Feb. 11 in Manhattan.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 3-0 against TCU.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will make its final road trip of the regular season on Saturday, as the Wildcats travel to Fort Worth, Texas to face TCU at 2 p.m.
• The Wildcats are led by the interior duo of sophomore forward Breanna Lewis and senior forward Ashia Woods.
• Lewis is averaging team-highs of 11.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 blocks. She is also pulling in a career-high 6.2 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 10.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 steals. In her last nine games, Woods is averaging 13.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. The product of Wichita, Kansas, ranks ninth in school history for career steals (185).
• In addition to Lewis and Woods, senior Haley Texada has added an offensive spark over the last five games by averaging 15.6 points including a season-high 20 points at Kansas. For the season, she is averaging 9.8 points.
• Saturday’s game will be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com/allaccess, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Randy Peterson (color analyst) will have the call.
Number to Know
• #KStateWBB’s Jessica Sheble has contributed 5.6 points in 8.8 minutes off the bench in the last five games. In the previous 11 Big 12 games, she added just 1.4 points per game in 5.6 minutes of action.
• The sophomore from Olathe, Kansas, provided a personal season high of nine points and a career-high nine rebounds in 16 minutes at Kansas on Wednesday.
• For the season, Sheble has achieved career season highs in points (73), field goals made (30), rebounds (51), assists (10) and steals (7).
At a Glance: TCU
• TCU (16-11, 8-8 Big 12) secured a 73-63 home win over West Virginia on Tuesday. The Horned Frogs have alternated between wins and losses in the last four games (2-2).
• 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 172-186 (.480) 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 fifth in the Big 12 with 15.3 points per game. She also paces TCU in assists with 4.4 per game and is their top 3-point shooter and is second in the Big 12 with 2.2 made 3-pointers per game. Against West Virginia, Medley tallied 19 points and five assists.
• Hamilton is averaging 11.3 points per game, but has upped her game in league action with 13.6 points per game. In league only games, Hamilton is ninth in the league in scoring.
Halftime Lead = K-State ‘W’ Since 2001-02
• Since the 2001-02 season, K-State is 237-34 (.875) when leading at the break.
• K-State is 12-1 this season when leading at the break.
• Since the start of the 2007-08 season, K-State is 129-12 (.915) when leading with five minutes to play including an 13-0 record this season.
Wildcats Convert Turnovers to Offense
• K-State has scored 464 points off 498 opponent turnovers this season (17.2 ppg & 0.93 ppto).
• At Kansas, the Wildcats outscored the Jayhawks, 25-9, in the category. This was the 17th time K-State has had the edge this season.
• K-State leads 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.
Wildcats Strong in the Paint This Season
• K-State holds a +200 advantage in points in the paint (798-598). 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 18 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 per game.
Quick Hands for Woods
• Ashia Woods is 12th in the Big 12 in rebounds (166; 6.1 rpg) and is fourth in the Big 12 in steals with 2.3 per game (62 steals). Her rebound and steal totals this season are new career highs.
• Woods has also set a career-high in assists with 75 (2.8 apg) this season. For her career she has handed out 185 assists to rank 27th in school history. She needs five assists to move into 26th.
• The product of Wichita, Kan., has pocketed 185 steals in her career - good for 1.78 spg, which ranks eighth in school history. She ranks ninth on the K-State career list.
• Woods has eight career games with 5 or more steals, which is second in school history. At Kansas on Feb. 25, she tied her career-high with six steals.