(4/4) Baylor Holds Off K-State on Saturday
29-1 (16-1 Big 12)
18-10 (8-9 Big 12)
Davis: 14 pts, 4 rebs
Brown: 11 pts, 5 rebs, 3 blks
Three tied: 9 pts
Lewis: 20 pts, 6 rebs, 4 stls
Wesemann: 17 pts, 3 stls
Deines: 12 pts, 5 rebs, 2 stls
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State looked to send its senior class off on a high note and held a five-point lead after the first quarter, but (4/4) Baylor held back the Wildcats on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum for a 63-52 win.
• Score: (4/4) Baylor 63, Kansas State 52
• Quick Hitter: A 9-0 run by Baylor (29-1, 16-1 Big 12) in the third quarter to build a 10-point lead provided the gap the Lady Bears needed to hold off the K-State (18-10, 8-9) upset bid.
• Leaders: Kansas State’s Breanna Lewis led all scorers and became the 39th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark in a career with her 20 points, six rebounds and four steals. Kindred Wesemann added 17 points, while senior Megan Deines chipped in with 12 points. Baylor’s balanced offensive performance was led by Nina Davis with 14 points.
• Kansas State dominated the first quarter, as the Wildcats built a 12-2 lead. Lewis and Wesemann each registered six points during the opening run. Lewis tallied her 1,000th career point on a layup with 5:35 to play in the opening quarter.
• Baylor narrowed the deficit to five at the end of the first quarter, 17-12.
• The Lady Bears dashed out to an 8-2 run to begin the second quarter to take a 20-19 lead and force a K-State timeout with 8:05 to play.
• After Baylor built a 26-21 lead with 5:35 to play in the second frame, K-State charged back with a 6-0 run to take a 27-26 lead on a Megan Deines jumper with 1:36 remaining.
• Baylor finished the opening half with four points to hold a 30-27 lead at the break.
• K-State outrebounded Baylor, 21-12, in the first half and held an 18-12 edge in points in the paint.
• K-State narrowed the contest to one, 32-31, as Deines converted a layup with 7:46 to play in the third quarter. Baylor then opened up a 10-point lead, 41-31, with 3:53 to play in the third quarter. The Lady Bears used a 9-0 run to build the lead
• K-State trailed by 10 at the end of the third stanza, 50-40. Bri Craig drained a three to end K-State’s scoreless drought at the 3:40 mark of the quarter.
• Baylor was able to keep K-State at arm’s length in the fourth quarter, as K-State was only able to cut the deficit to seven with 3:40 remaining in the fourth quarter following a Deines three-pointer.
• After a three-minute scoreless drought by both teams, Baylor broke through with 1:36 remaining to increase its lead to 11, 59-48.
• Lewis converted a layup with 1:09 remaining to narrow the game to nine, 59-50, but Baylor was able to seal the game at the foul line.
• K-State shot just 26.7 percent in the final quarter, while Baylor was held to 15.4 percent but went 9-of-14 from the foul line.
• K-State finished the game shooting 35.5 percent (22-of-62), while Baylor was at 44.0 percent (22-of-50).
• The Lady Bears outrebounded K-State, 37-31.
• K-State held the advantage in points in the paint, 32-28, while Baylor outscored K-State in bench points, 22-3.
• The Wildcats were 5-of-17 from 3-point range. This marked the 22nd game this season with five or more connection from beyond the arc. K-State has now made 200 three-pointers for the season, which are the most since K-State set the school record for 3-pointers in a season in 2012-13 (325).
• Baylor leads the series, 27-10, and have won 23 straight in the series.
• The Wildcats are 74-183 (.288) against teams in the Associated Press (AP) poll. K-State is 2-7 (.222) all-time against teams ranked No. 4 in the nation in the AP poll.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 204-168 (.548) in the month of February.
• K-State’s starting lineup of: guards – Megan Deines and Kindred Wesemann; forwards - Kaylee Page and Shaelyn Martin; center - Breanna Lewis. This was the 25th game this lineup has started together this season (17-8). This was the 25th career K-State start for Deines. This was the 28th career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 61 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 90 career games and started 69. Lewis has played in 90 career games and started 85.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 302 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Lewis is the 24th player in program history with 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds. She recorded her 50th career game with 10 or more points, including 26 games this season. This was her 10th game with 20 or more points this season and the 14th of her career. She tallied her 59th career game with five or more rebounds. With her six rebounds, Lewis moved into a tie for 20th in program history for career rebounds with 554. Lewis pocketed four steals on Saturday afternoon for her 29th career game with two or more steals.
• Wesemann registered her 34th career game and her 17th this season with 10 or more points. She finished 3-of-10 from beyond the arc, which was her 49th career game with two or more connections from deep. With her three connections from beyond the arc, Wesemann moved into a tie for 10th in school history for 3-point field goals made in a season with 78. She tallied three steals on Saturday for her 34th career game with two or more steals.
• Deines notched her 13th game this season with 10 or more points. This was her fourth career game with five or more rebounds. She finished with two steals and was her fifth game with two or more steals.
Coming up Next
• K-State ends its 2015-16 regular season schedule on Monday night, as the Wildcats travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma to face (22/rv) Oklahoma State at 8 p.m. Monday night’s game will be available on FOX Sports Southwest Plus and the K-State Sports Network.