K-State Begins Home Stand Monday Night


GAME PREVIEW
DEC 7, 7 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

NR/NR
UTRGV
VAQUEROS
5-5 (0-0 WAC)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
5-1 (0-0 Big 12)

COX Channel Kansas & K-STATEHD.TV
K-State Sports Network

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State begins a five-game home stand on Monday night, as the Wildcats host UT Rio Grande Valley at 7 p.m. Monday night’s game concludes a three-game in five-day stretch for the Wildcats.

• For the first time since the 2012-13 season, K-State has won two non-conference road games. The Wildcats endured a 65-minute delay due to a power outage and a move to a different facility to secure a 63-54 win at Chicago State on Saturday and register its second 3-game winning streak of the season.
• The Wildcats outrebounded the Cougars, 37-22, marking the third straight game K-State has had the advantage on the boards. K-State also held a 34-18 edge in points in the paint.
• Offensively, K-State was paced by the trio of junior center Breanna Lewis, junior guard Kindred Wesemann and senior guard Megan Deines with 46 of the team’s 63 points. Lewis tallied 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting with eight rebounds. Wesemann poured in 15 points and has scored in double figures in five straight games and Deines notched 10 points.
• For the season, K-State features three players averaging double figures led by Lewis with 15.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. Wesemann is averaging to 14.3 points and 3.6 assists. Deines is averaging 11.2 points.
• Monday night’s game can be seen live on COX Channel Kansas and K-StateHD.TV, as Brian Smoller and Kristin Waller will have the call. The game will can also be heard live on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com.

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• #KStateWBB’s Kindred Wesemann leads the Big 12 and ranks second in the nation in free throw percentage at 96.6 percent (28-of-29).
• Entering Monday night’s game, Wesemann has made 14 straight free throws and is 22-of-22 from the foul line in Bramlage Coliseum.
• For her career, Wesemann is 102-of-126 (.810) from the charity stripe.

At a Glance: UT Rio Grande Valley
• UT Rio Grande Valley (5-5) will conclude a seven-game road trip on Monday night in Manhattan. The Vaqueros are 2-4 on the trip.
• The Vaqueros are led on the sidelines by third year head coach Larry Tidwell. Tidwell is 38-36 in his time at UTRGV and 166-102 in his 10 seasons.
• On the floor, UTRGV is led by junior guard Shawnte’ Goff and junior forward Mary Savoy.
• Goff is leading the Vaqueros with 15.3 points. At Oklahoma State on Saturday, Goff tallied 14 points. Goff appears on eight UTRGV career lists including: points (1,031), field goals made (358) and 3-point field goals made (121). In the preseason, Goff was selected as a preseason All-WAC First Team selection by both the coaches and media.
• Savoy is second on the team in scoring with 12.3 points and leads the Vaqueros in rebounding with 10.5 per game.

12th Month of the Calendar Reaches 200 Wins
• In the 48th year of women’s basketball at K-State, the Wildcats have accumulated a record of 208-86 (.707) in the month of December.
• Under head coach Jeff Mittie, K-State is 8-1 (.889) in the month of December including a current six-game winning streak.ith 12.3 points and leads the Vaqueros in rebounding with 10.5 per game.

K-State Picking Opponent’s Pockets
• Kansas State has opened the season with 71 steals in six games (10.1 spg), including a season-high 15 against Abilene Christian on Nov. 16. The Wildcats are second in the Big 12 in steals per game.
• Of the 124 opponent turnovers, 57.3 percent have come from a K-State steal this season.
• The Wildcats registered the second-most steals in program history with 374 steals in 2014-15 (11.3 spg) to lead the Big 12 and rank 12th in the nation.
• Of the 603 opponent turnovers, 62.0 percent came from K-State steals. Of the 2,186 offensive possessions by K-State opponents, 17.1 percent ended in a Wildcat steal.
• The 374 steals were the most since 1983-84 when K-State notched a school record 399 in 31 games (12.9 spg).
• The Wildcats had a league-high five players among the top-15 in the Big 12 steal rankings.

K-State Improved at the Foul Line
• K-State has opened the season with an improved effort from the free throw line, ranking second in the Big 12 and 108th in the nation at 70.6 percent. The Wildcats have attempted 23 more free throws than their opponent this season.
• Last season, the Wildcats made the most free throws (399) since the 2005-06 season and attempted the most free throws since the 1990-91 season. K-State registered the lowest free throw percentage (.617) since the 1997-98 season.

Lewis in the Lane
• 2015-16 Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection Breanna Lewis has opened the season with averages of 15.4 points, on a .551 field goal percentage, 6.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks. She ranks eighth in the Big 12 in scoring, 12th in field goal percentage and 11th in rebounding.
• She scored in double figures in five straight games to open the 2015-16 season.
• In her career, Lewis has reached double figures in points 30 times including five games with 20 or more points. She has also pulled in five or more rebounds 40 times.
• Lewis achieved her season-high of 22 points on 11-of-15 shooting against South Dakota.
• Last season, Lewis was named an All-Big 12 Second Team selection as she led the team with a career-high 11.5 points (380 points) and four double-doubles last season. She scored in double figures in a team-leading 19 games and led the Wildcats in scoring a team-high 11 times.
• 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.