Fourth Quarter Comeback Falls Short for K-State
9-3 (1-0 Big 12)
10-2 (0-1 Big 12)
Johnson: 20 pts., 8 rebs., 7 assts.
Buckley: 19 pts., 3 rebs., 8 assts.
Carleton: 17 pts., 5 rebs., 2 assts.
Deines: 24 pts., 3 assts., 3 stls.
Wesemann: 16 pts., 4 rebs., 3 assts.
Lewis: 16 pts., 7 rebs., 2 stls.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Trailing by 15 in the third quarter, Kansas State used a 28-point fourth quarter to rally back into the game but Iowa State held off the Wildcats for a 84-79 win at Bramlage on Wednesday night. The loss halted K-State’s win streak at seven games.
• Score: Iowa State 84, Kansas State 79
• Quick Hitter: A pair of 14 point quarters in the first half and 11 made 3-pointers from Iowa State sent the Wildcats to its first home loss of the season.
• Leaders: K-State’s Megan Deines led all scorers with a career-high 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting, including a career-high 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann each added 16 points. Iowa State had four players in double figures, led by Jadda Buckley with 19 points, including 14 in the first half.
• K-State came out slowly, as Iowa State opened with an 8-2 lead with 6:16 to play in the first quarter.
• Deines drained a 3-pointer and Wesemann followed with a layup to pull the Wildcats to within one, 8-7, with five minutes remaining.
• The Cyclones rebuilt their lead to eight at the end of the first quarter, outscoring K-State 14-7 in the final 4:59 of the opening stanza.
• Kansas State held Iowa State scoreless for a three-minute stretch midway through the second quarter and cut the Cyclones’ lead to three, 31-28, with 1:54 to play following consecutive layups by Lewis.
• Iowa State’s Buckley drained a pair of 3-pointers to end the opening half and push the Cyclones into a 37-28 lead at the break.
• K-State shot 31.3 percent (10-of-32) from the field in the first half, while Iowa State shot 45.5 percent (15-of-33).
• Iowa State missed its opening two shots from the field in the third quarter, then proceeded to knock down its next seven attempts to extend its lead to 56-41 with 4:10 to play.
• K-State used a 7-0 run to close the gap to 56-48 with 1:25 to play, but Emily Durr of Iowa State scored eight points to close out the quarter and give the Cyclones a 64-51 lead at the end of three.
• The Wildcats raced out to a 7-0 run to begin the fourth quarter and cut the deficit to 64-58 with 8:03 to play.
• Deines scored four of the seven points, including a fast break layup to force an Iowa State timeout.
• The Cyclones responded after the timeout with four quick points to restore a 68-58 lead with 7:08 remaining.
• K-State used an 8-0 run over a two and a half minute stretch to pull to within three, 78-75, with 1:20 to play.
• Wesemann drained a triple, while Lewis added a layup and free throw during the rally.
• Iowa State would ice the game from the foul line, connecting on all six attempts in the final 27 seconds to seal the win.
• K-State finished the night shooting 40.9 percent from the field (27-of-66) including 50.0 percent in the second half. Iowa State shot at a 49.2 percent clip (30-of-61).
• The Wildcats were 8-of-28 (.286) from beyond the arc. This was K-State’s 12th games this season with five or more 3-point field goals.
• Iowa State held the edge on the boards, 39-34. This ended a seven game stretch that K-State held the advantage on the glass.
• K-State leads the series, 48-37. K-State is 25-14 against Iowa State in Manhattan.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 211-87 (.708) in the month of December. Head coach Jeff Mittie is 12-2 (.857) in the month of December with K-State.
• K-State’s starting lineup of: guards - Kindred Wesemann and Megan Deines; forwards - Shaelyn Martin and Kaylee Page; center - Breanna Lewis. This is the 11th time this lineup has started together this season (9-2). This was the 11th career K-State start for Deines. This was the 12th career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 45 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 74 career games and started 53. Lewis has played in 74 career games and started 69.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 286 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• K-State is 7-2 this season when three or more players score in double figures.
• Deines notched her seventh game this season in double figures and her first with 20 or more points. She was a season-high 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. This was her third game at K-State with two or more connections from beyond the arc.
• Wesemann tallied her 26th career game and her ninth this season with 10 or more points. She tallied her 34th career game with two or more connections from beyond the arc.
• Lewis tallied her 35th career game with 10 or more points, including 11 games this season. Lewis tallied her 45th career game with five or more rebounds and her 11th this season.
• Martin pulled in seven rebounds. This was Martin’s 28th career game and her 10th game this season with five or more rebounds. Martin pocketed two steals, marking her 26th career game with two or more steals.
Coming up Next
• K-State will start 2016 with a road trip to TCU on Saturday to face the Horned Frogs in the renovated Schollmaier Arena. Game time is 1 p.m. The game will broadcast on FOX Sports Southwest and a free audio broadcast will be available at kstatesports.com.