K-State Wins Sunflower Showdown over KU
5-19 (0-13Big 12)
16-8 (6-7 Big 12)
O'Neal: 18 pts 3 rebs, 2 stls
Kopatich: 11 pts, 2 rebs, 3 stls
Johnson: 10 pts, 4 rebs, 2 stls
Lewis: 24 pts, 10 rebs, 2 assts
Deines: 15 pts, 2 rebs, 2 stls
Page: 10 pts, 4 rebs, 2 blks
MANHATTAN, Kan. – With a double-double performance from junior center Breanna Lewis and three other Wildcats in double figures, Kansas State downed Kansas in Bramlage Coliseum to secure the season series with an 81-67 win.
• Score: Kansas State 81, Kansas 67
• Quick Hitter: A 12-0 run in the third quarter and a 50.0 percent shooting performance for the night helped Kansas State (16-8, 6-7 Big 12) distance themselves from Kansas (5-19, 0-13) on Saturday.
• Leaders: Lewis recorded her fourth double-double of the season and her second against Kansas with 24 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and a block. Senior guard Megan Deines added 15 points, while Kaylee Page and Bri Craig added 10 points each.
• K-State distanced themselves from Kansas midway through the first quarter, as the Wildcats used a 10-2 run to build a 12-5 lead.
• The run was jump started by Page with a 3-point field goal, while Craig bookended the run with a 3-pointer of her own with 6:17 to play in the opening quarter.
• From the 4:04 mark to the end of the quarter, Kansas outscored K-State, 9-6, to pull to within four at the end of the first, 18-14.
• After the Jayhawks pulled to within two, 18-16, K-State constructed an 8-0 run to push its lead back to 10, 26-16. Deines registered five points during the run including a fast break layup and a 3-pointer.
• The Wildcats never allowed the lead to drop below seven in the second quarter and ended the quarter on an 8-3 run, highlighted by four points from Lewis to secure a 42-29 lead at the half.
• Lewis ended the opening half with 12 points, while Deines chipped in with 10. Nine of the 10 Wildcats that saw action in the first half registered at least two points.
• K-State tallied 10 assists on 14 made field goals, which included a 57.1 percent shooting effort in the second quarter.
• This was the second straight game K-State scored 40 or more points in the first half.
• K-State ballooned the lead to 22, 56-34, with 6:39 to play in the third quarter, as the Wildcats dashed out to the lead with a 12-0 run. Page registered seven of the 12 points during the run and finished the night shooting 2-of-5 from beyond the arc and 4-of-5 from the foul line.
• The Wildcats won the third quarter, 23-18, however Kansas narrowed the deficit to 18 at the end of the third quarter, 65-47.
• The teams exchanged baskets for a majority of the fourth quarter, as K-State shot 71.4 percent from the field.
• Lewis led K-State in the final frame with six points, but Kansas won the fourth quarter, 20-16.
• The Wildcats shot 57.1 percent in the second half.
• For the second straight game, K-State shot 50.0 percent or better from the field (26-of-52; .500).
• The Wildcats have scored 75 or more points in 10 games this season to equal the most since the 2005-06 season. Since the 2001-02 season, K-State is 164-17 (.906) when scoring 70 or more points in a game including a 21-5 mark over the last two seasons.
• Kansas State was 8-of-18 from beyond the arc, which marks the 19th time this season K-State has made five or more 3-point field goals in a game. K-State has now made 175 three-pointers this season, which is the 16th time in the last 17 seasons that K-State has made 175 or more 3-pointers in a season.
• K-State leads the series, 68-46. Kansas State has won five straight in the series and has won 26 of the last 32 meetings in the series. The Wildcats are 32-15 in games played in Manhattan.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 202-166 (.549) 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 21st game this lineup has started together this season (15-6). This was the 21st career K-State start for Deines. This was the 24th career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 57 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 86 career games and started 65. Lewis has played in 86 career games and started 81.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 298 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• K-State held a 42-29 lead at the half. Since the 2001-02 season, the Wildcats are 251-34 (.881) when leading at the half, including a 26-1 mark in the Jeff Mittie era.
• Lewis recorded her 46th career game with 10 or more points, including 22 games this season. She tallied her 55th career game with five or more rebounds. With her rebound total on Saturday, she moved into 25th on the K-State career rebounds list with 516. With her 1 block on Saturday, Lewis became the third player in school history with 200 or more career blocks. Lewis pocketed two steals on Saturday and has 26 career games with two or more steals.
• Deines notched her 10th game this season with 10 or more points. This was her fifth game this season with two or more connections from beyond the arc.
• Martin pulled in seven rebounds on Saturday. This was her 37th career game with five or more rebounds, including her 19th game this season.
• Page finished with her sixth game this season in double figures. She drained two 3-pointers on Saturday night for her ninth game this season with two or more connections from beyond the arc.
• Wesemann finished 3-of-7 from beyond the arc, which was her 45th career game with two or more connections from deep. She ranks ninth in program history for career 3-point field goals made with 156.
• Bri Craig tallied her fourth game in double figures this season and the 26th of her career. She pocketed two steals for the fourth time this season and the 20th time in her career.
Coming up Next
• K-State visits No. 5/5 Texas on Wednesday in Austin at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Longhorn Network and on the K-State Sports Network.