K-State Ends Road Trip at Texas Tech

JAN 24, 2:00 PM

United Supermarkets Arena
Lubbock, TX

13-5 (3-4 Big 12)

10-8 (1-6 MVC)

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MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State closes out a two-game road trip this week with a trip to Lubbock, Texas to face Texas Tech on Sunday at 2 p.m.

• K-State won its third straight game with a 59-46 win at Kansas on Wednesday. This was the eighth time this season and the third straight game that K-State has held an opponent to 49 points or less. The Wildcats held the Jayhawks to two points in the first quarter and to a K-State opponent-low 13 made field goals.
• The win was the third road victory of the season for the Wildcats, which is the most since the 2012-13 season when K-State won six road contests.
• K-State was led by junior center and All-Big 12 First Team candidate Breanna Lewis with her second double-double of the season of 23 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots. With her seven blocks, Lewis set the school record career games with seven or more blocks.
• For the season, the All-American candidate leads K-State with 17.4 points on a .563 field goal percentage, 7.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game.
• Aiding Lewis was junior guard Kindred Wesemann with 13 points and three assists. She moved into 27th on the K-State career assists list with 190. The product of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was 3-of-5 from beyond the arc and moved into 11th on the K-State career 3-point field goals made list.
• Joining Lewis in double figures on the glass was sophomore guard/forward Shaelyn Martin with eight points and 10 rebounds.  
• Sunday afternoon’s game can be seen live on FOX Sports Southwest Plus and heard live on the K-State Sports Network.

Number to Know
• #KStateWBB has held eight opponents to 49 points or less this season, including an active streak of three straight.
• During the last 15 seasons, K-State is 99-3 (.971) when holding an opponent to 49 points or less.

Series History
• K-State leads the series with Texas Tech, 15-13.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 5-4 against Texas Tech.

At a Glance: Texas Tech
• Texas Tech (10-8, 1-6 Big 12) dropped its first game of the week, a 92-53 decision at Oklahoma on Wednesday morning. The Lady Raiders’ lone league win this season came against Iowa State in Lubbock, 69-66 (ot), on Jan. 17.
• Texas Tech is guided on the sideline by third year head coach Candace Whitaker. The 2002 graduate of Texas Tech owns a record of 31-48 (.392) during her time in Lubbock.
• The Lady Raiders are led this season by redshirt junior guard Ivonne CookTaylor.
• CookTaylor leads the team with 14.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. In league games, CookTaylor is averaging 14.9 points which ranks ninth in the Big 12. At Oklahoma, CookTaylor carded 20 points.

Wildcats on the Road
• K-State has a 254-270 (.485) record in road games during the program’s 48-year history.
• Since the 2000-01 season, K-State owns an 94-90 (.511) mark in road contests.
• K-State has three road victories this season, which are the most since 2012-13 when K-State won six road contests.
• K-State notched a 10-5 (.667) record on the road in 2008-09 to break the previous school record of nine (1982-83 and 2001-02).
• In his career in games played on the road, head coach Jeff Mittie is 130-148 (.468).

Wildcats Send Back Shots; Set Record
• K-State has opened the season with 5.8 blocks per game (106 blocks) and ranks 11th in the nation and second in the Big 12 in the category.
• K-State features six players with five or more blocks this season, including junior center Breanna Lewis’s team-leading 2.8 blocks per game (50 blocks).
• K-State blocked a school record 14 shots at Tulsa in the season-opening win on Nov. 13. The previous school record was 13 from Nov. 17, 2006 against Wyoming.
• Last season, K-State blocked 156 shots and recorded five or more blocked shots in 16 games.
• The 156 blocks in 2014-15 marked the ninth time in school history that K-State blocked 100 or more shots in a season and are fourth-most in program history for blocks in a season.

K-State Cleaning the Glass; Results in Shiny Wins
• K-State held the edge in rebounding in seven straight games from Nov. 25, 2015 to Dec. 30, 2015, and have won 17 straight games when it wins the battle of the boards.
• The seven straight games of outrebounding its opponents marked the first time the Wildcats held the edge in rebounding in seven or more straight games since holding the advantage on the glass in eight straight games from Nov. 22, 2007 to Jan. 2, 2008.
• Since the 2001-02 season, Kansas State owns a record of 182-25 (.879) when out-rebounding its opponent.
• The Wildcats pulled in a season-high 54 rebounds against Western Illinois on Dec. 21. This marked the highest rebound total for K-State since Nov. 12, 2011 against Dartmouth when K-State hauled in 58 rebounds.

K-State Strong in the Lane
• The Wildcats have opened the season with 548 points in the paint this season (30.4 ppg), including a season-high 48 points against Western Illinois on Dec. 21.  
• K-State has outscored its opponents, 548-338, in the lane this season. The 548 points are 44.7 percent of K-State’s point total this season. The Wildcats have had the edge in the paint in 15 games this season.
• Last season, Kansas State outscored its opponents in the lane, 948-724, and held the edge in 23 games. The 948 points in the paint were 48.2 percent of the team’s overall point total.

Lewis in the Lane
• 2015-16 Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection and All-America candidate Breanna Lewis leads K-State with averages of 17.4 points, on a .563 field goal percentage, 7.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks. She ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring, fifth in field goal percentage and seventh in rebounding. She ranks 20th in the nation in field goal percentage.
• K-State junior center and All-American candidate Breanna Lewis is one of only three players in the nation (Breanna Lewis, Kansas State; Jonquel Jones, George Washington; Tori Jarosz, Marist) and the only player in the Big 12 with 300 or more points, 125 or more rebounds and 50 or more blocks. This is the second straight season Lewis has achieved these statistical milestones.
• She has scored in double figures in five or more straight games twice this season, including a current streak of 12 straight games. She has reached double figures in 17 games this season.
• In her career, Lewis has reached double figures in points 41 times including 10 games with 20 or more points. She has also pulled in five or more rebounds 51 times.
• Lewis achieved her career-high of 30 points on 14-of-19 shooting against Western Illinois on Dec. 21. She also registered seven rebounds and three blocks against the Leathernecks.
• Lewis was the 22nd player and the 47th time in program history to score 30 or more points in a game. She is the first player since Nicole Ohlde on Dec. 14, 2003 to record 30 or more points, five or more rebound and three or more blocks in a game.
• Last season, Lewis was the first player in program history with 300 or more points, 200 or more rebounds, 90 or more blocks and 50 or more steals in a season.