K-State Season Ended Monday Night by Stanford
K-State Season Ended Monday Night by Stanford
30-5 (15-3 Pac 12)
23-11 (11-7 Big 12)
B. McPhee: 21 pts, 7 rebs, 5 assts
A. Smith: 19 pts, 7 rebs
E. McCall: 10 pts, 6 rebs
K. Wesemann: 11 pts, 5 assts
B. Lewis: 9 pts, 4 rebs
L. Page: 6 pts
MANHATTAN, Kansas - In a matchup of two programs among the top 20 in NCAA Division I history for all-time wins, the number two seed Stanford prevailed over number seven seed Kansas State on Monday night, 69-48, in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
Kansas State (23-11) was paced by senior guard Kindred Wesemann with 11 points and five assists, while senior center Breanna Lewis added nine. Lewis moved into ninth on the K-State career scoring list with 1,552 career points.
Stanford (30-5) featured three players in double figures led by junior Brittany McPhee with 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Sophomore Alanna Smith chipped in with 19 points and seven rebounds off the bench and Erica McCall added 10 points.
K-State was held to 38.8 percent (19-of-49) from the field, while Stanford converted at a 45.6 percent clip (26-of-57). The Cardinal held a 39-25 advantage on the boards and tallied a 17-2 edge in second chance points. K-State was forced into 15 turnovers and Stanford capitalized by outscoring the Wildcats in points off turnovers, 20-4.
Stanford built an eight-point lead in the first quarter, 15-7, with 2:38 remaining. The Cardinal run was aided by a three-point play from Smith followed by a 3-pointer from McPhee.
K-State answered back with five straight points to pull within three, 15-12, with 1:35 in the first quarter. A pair of free throws from McPhee sent Stanford into the second quarter with a 17-12 lead.
The Cardinal forced an early K-State timeout in the second quarter, as Stanford raced out to a 5-0 run to increase its lead to 22-12 with 8:45 left in the first half. McPhee knocked down her second 3-pointer of the evening and McCall followed with a putback to force the timeout.
The timeout was unable to halt the Stanford run, as the Cardinal built a 32-14 lead with 5:40 remaining in the second quarter. K-State closed the deficit to 13, 34-21, with 2:02 left. The Wildcats used a 7-2 rally with layups from Shaelyn Martin and Wesemann. The run was capped by a Lanie Page 3-pointer.
Stanford held back K-State from closing the gap and went into the locker room with a 39-21 lead at halftime. The Wildcats shot 40.0 percent (8-of-20) from the field, but were forced into nine turnovers. Stanford carded a 53.8 percent (14-of-26) effort in the first half, including 5-of-10 from beyond the arc.
The Cardinal continued its onslaught into the first five minutes of the second half, using an 8-1 run to build a 47-22 lead. Smith registered six of the eight points during the run.
Kansas State closed the gap to 18, 50-32, at the end of the third quarter. The Wildcats used a 10-3 run to end the frame, with Lewis notching four points and Kayla Goth knocking down a corner 3-pointer during the burst.
Lanie Page knocked down her second 3-pointer of the evening to open the fourth quarter and bring K-State to with 15, 50-35, but Stanford answered with a 9-0 run end the comeback attempt.
Kansas State concludes the 49th season in program history with 23 wins, the most since the 2008-09 season. The Wildcats made the 15th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history and advanced a round in the tournament for the 11th time.
• K-State is in its 49th season of women’s basketball and owns an overall record of 914-567… Head coach Jeff Mittie owns a career record of 514-273, including a 61-38 mark in three seasons at K-State… Mittie is 7-10 in his career in the NCAA Tournament.
• Kansas State holds an all-time record of 13-15 in the NCAA Tournament, including a 2-2 mark in the Mittie era.
• Stanford leads the series with K-State, 2-0… K-State is 46-45 against schools from the Pac 12.
• Kansas State is 78-193 against teams ranked in the Associated Press top 25… When ranked in the AP top 25, K-State is 220-79… K-State is 49-54 against AP top 25 opponents in games played in Manhattan… The Wildcats are 20-91 against teams in the top 10 of the AP poll, including a 0-5 mark this season… K-State is 11-27 against AP top 10 opponents in games played in Manhattan.
• K-State’s starting lineup: guards – Kindred Wesemann, Karyla Middlebrook and Kayla Goth; forward – Peyton Williams; center – Breanna Lewis… It was the fourth time this season and the third straight game K-State used this starting lineup… Wesemann has played in 128 career games and started 107, while Lewis has played in 128 career games and started 123… Lewis ranks tied for fourth in school history for career starts… Both Wesemann and Lewis have started every game this season… Williams made her 23rd start this season… It was the 30th career K-State start for Middlebrook and the 101st of her collegiate career… Middlebrook has played in 105 career collegiate games… Goth made her ninth start of the season and 10th of her career.
• K-State has made a 3-point field goal in 340 straight games, a streak that dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Wesemann carded her 30th game in double figures this season and the 65th of her career… Wesemann finishes her career with 1,295 points and ranks 18th in school history… She was 1-of-2 from beyond the arc… She ends her career with 264 three-point field goals made and ranks fifth in school history… She handed out five assists on Monday evening and ends her career with 329 assists and ranks 10th in school history.
• Lewis finished with nine points to move past Tammie Romstad (1978-82; 1,548) for ninth in K-State history for career points with 1,552… Lewis pulled in four rebounds and passed Brittany Chambers (2009-13; 862) for fifth in school history for career rebounds with 865.