K-State Downs (21/21) Oklahoma on Tuesday


GAME RECAP

71

87

21/21
OKLAHOMA
SOONERS
16-7 (7-5 Big 12)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
15-8 (5-7 Big 12)

LEADERS:
Carter: 19 pts, 5 rebs, 1 assts
Pierre-Louis: 18 pts, 5 rebs, 2 stls
Wyatt: 15 pts, 2 rebs, 4 assts

LEADERS:
Wesemann: 26 pts, 5 assts, 1 stl
Lewis: 15 pts, 7 rebs, 2 blks
Craig: 12 pts, 4 assts, 2 stls

TEAM 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F
(21/21) Oklahoma
20 17
18 16 71
K-State 20 23
19 25 87

MANHATTAN, Kan. – For the 10th consecutive season, Kansas State defeated an opponent ranked among the Associated Press top-25 as the Wildcats used a 25-point fourth quarter to defeat No. 21/21 Oklahoma on Tuesday night, 87-71.

The Basics
• Score: Kansas State 87, (21/21) Oklahoma 71
• Quick Hitter: K-State (15-8, 5-7 Big 12) went on an 18-2 run to begin the fourth quarter to build a 23-point lead and sealed the win by shooting 12-of-16 from the free throw line in the final five minutes.
• Leaders: For the 12th time this season, K-State had three players score in double figures led by junior guard Kindred Wesemann with a game-high 26 points including a 6-of-8 effort from beyond the arc. Junior Breanna Lewis joined Wesemann with 15 points, seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Senior guard Bri Craig came off the bench to register a season-high 12 points. Oklahoma was led by Gioya Carter with 19 points.  

First Half
• Oklahoma built an early 15-7 lead, as Derica Wyatt connected on three 3-pointers in the first four minutes of the game to force a K-State timeout. Wyatt finished with 15 points.
• K-State rallied to even the score at the end of the first quarter, 20-20, by using an 11-2 run to end the frame. Wesemann and Kaylee Page combined to drain three 3-pointers on three straight possessions to bolster the rally. Bri Craig came off the bench to add four points in the first quarter.
• The Wildcats stayed hot to open the second quarter, building a 36-25 lead on the back of a 16-5 run.
• Wesemann connected on two 3-pointers early in the second quarter and Megan Deines finished a steal and layup with 8:21 remaining.
• Breanna Lewis and Kayla Goth registered eight points on four layups to send the lead to 11.
• Oklahoma responded in the final three minutes of the quarter with an 8-0 run to pull to within three, 38-35.
• Wesemann drained her fifth 3-pointer of the half and Deines connected on a jumper before the halftime horn to give K-State a 43-37 lead at the half.
• K-State shot 58.1 percent (18-of-31) from the field in the first half, including 62.5 percent in the second quarter.

Second Half
• After Oklahoma closed to within one, 46-45, with 7:07 to play in the third quarter, Kansas State dashed out to a 8-0 run. Craig recorded seven points during the run to build K-State’s lead to 54-45 with 3:59 remaining in the third quarter.
• The Sooners narrowed the game to 56-53 with 2:13 to play, but consecutive 3-pointers from Wesemann and Page pushed K-State into a 62-55 lead at the end of the third quarter.
• The Wildcats broke open a close game with a 18-2 run in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter to build an 80-57 lead with 3:32 remaining.
• K-State finished off the game with a 12-of-16 effort from the foul line in the final five minutes and 17-of-22 overall for the final quarter to push the game to the final margin of 87-71.

Game Totals
• K-State finished the night shooting 51.9 percent (28-of-54) from the field, while Oklahoma tallied 41.9 percent from the floor (26-of-62).
• The Wildcats were 10-of-20 from beyond the arc. This is the sixth time this season K-State has made 10 or more 3-pointers in a game.
• K-State handed out 20 assists on Tuesday. Over the last 11 seasons, K-State is 47-0 when handing out 20 or more assists in a game.

Noteworthy
• Oklahoma leads the series, 36-25.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 201-166 (.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 20th game this lineup has started together this season (14-6). This was the 20th career K-State start for Deines. This was the 23rd career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 56 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 85 career games and started 64. Lewis has played in 85 career games and started 80.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 297 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• K-State held a 43-37 lead at the half. Since the 2001-02 season, the Wildcats are 250-34 (.880) when leading at the half, including a 25-1 mark in the Jeff Mittie era.
• Wesemann registered her fifth career game, including her third this season, with 20 or more points. This was her 33rd career game with 10 more points. She finished 6-of-8 from beyond the arc, which was her 44th career game with two or more connections from deep. This was her 13th career game with four or more connections from the 3-point line. She is the 11th player in program history with 150 or more career 3-pointers made. She ranks tied for ninth in program history for career 3-point field goals made with 153. She handed out five assists to become the 25th player in program history to dish out 200 or more assists (200 assists).
• Lewis recorded her 45th career game with 10 or more points, including 21 games this season. Surpassed the 900-point mark in her career and has 914. She tallied her 54th career game with five or more rebounds. With her rebound total on Tuesday, she became the 30th player in program history with 500 or more rebounds and moved into 29th on the K-State career rebounds list with 506.
• Bri Craig tallied her third game in double figures this season and the 25th of her career. She dished out a personal season-high four assists. She pocketed two steals for the third time this season and the 19th time in her career.
• Page drained three 3-pointers on Tuesday night. This was her eighth game this season with two or more connections from beyond the arc.
• Martin pulled in eight rebounds on Tuesday. This was her 36th career game with five or more rebounds, including her 18th game this season. She notched two or more steals for the 29th time in her career and the 10th time this season.

Coming up Next
• K-State ends its two-game home stand on Saturday in the Sunflower Showdown against Kansas at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on COX Channel Kansas within the state of Kansas, Time Warner Sports Channel in the Kansas City metro area, ESPN3 and K-StateHD.TV, and on the K-State Sports Network.