K-State Ends Skid with 4th Quarter Rally
12-4 (2-3 Big 12)
11-5 (1-4 Big 12)
Martin: 11 pts, 10 rebs, 2 stls
Patton: 9 pts, 4 rebs, 6 assts
Jones: 7 pts, 4 rebs, 1 stl
Wesemann: 12 pts, 2 assts, 2 stls
Lewis: 11 pts, 3 blks, 3 stls
Martin: 6 pts, 6 rebs, 3 stls
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State used a strong defensive performance and a 13-1 run in the fourth quarter to end a four-game losing streak to secure a 47-44 win over Oklahoma State on Wednesday night at Bramlage Coliseum.
• Score: Kansas State 47, Oklahoma State 44
• Quick Hitter: K-State (11-5, 1-4 Big 12) held the Cowgirls (12-4, 2-3) to five points in the final quarter, including scoreless for the final 5:54 of the game. The Wildcats have held six opponents to 49 points or less this season.
• Leaders: Kansas State was led by Kindred Wesemann with 12 points, including nine points in the final quarter. Breanna Lewis finished with 11 points, five rebounds, three blocks and three steals. Oklahoma State was led by Brittney Martin with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
• Both teams struggled offensively in the first quarter, as Oklahoma State held a 10-8 lead at the end of the first. The Wildcats shot 25.0 percent from the field, while the Cowgirls were at 35.7 percent. K-State forced six Oklahoma State turnovers in the opening frame.
• The Wildcats received a boost off the bench from Jessica Sheble to start the second quarter. Sheble followed an errant shot with a putback and tallied a hook shot on the Wildcats’ next possession to give K-State a 12-10 lead with 8:00 remaining.
• After the Cowgirls tied the game at 12, Wesemann connected on her first 3-pointer of the night to give K-State a 15-12 lead with 4:48 to play in the second frame.
• A layup from Anna Hammaker gave K-State its largest lead of the night, 22-16, with 1:47 to play in the first half.
• Oklahoma State finished the half with consecutive 3-pointers to even the game at 22 at the break.
• The teams exchanged points in the early half of the third quarter, with no team leading by more than three.
• Oklahoma State broke free with a 6-1 burst and secured a 37-32 lead with 2:05 to play in the third quarter. LaTashia Jones tallied five of the six points for the Cowgirls.
• The Cowgirls extended its lead to nine, 43-34, with 7:36 remaining in the fourth quarter.
• From the 7:35 mark to the final horn, K-State outscored the Cowgirls, 13-1, to secure its first league win of the season.
• The K-State rally received a kickstart from Wesemann, as she drained her second 3-pointer of the night to bring K-State to within six, 43-37, with 7:14 remaining.
• Four free throws from Wesemann and Megan Deines pulled the Wildcats to within three with 3:24 remaining.
• Wesemann brought the crowd to its feet with her third 3-pointer of the night to tie the game with 2:08 to play.
• Lewis followed her own miss with a minute to play to put in a layup and give K-State a 46-44 lead.
• After Wesemann made one of two from the foul line with 29 seconds left, Oklahoma State had three opportunities to tie the game but the Cowgirls missed all three attempts including one by a block from Deines with 10 seconds remaining.
• K-State held Oklahoma to 1-of-16 (.063) shooting in the final quarter.
• K-State shot 33.3 percent from the field (16-of-48) and held Oklahoma State to 24.6 percent (15-of-61).
• The Wildcats combined for 20 blocks and steals (nine blocks and 11 steals). K-State is 19-0 over the last 11 seasons when registering 20 or more blocks and steals in a game, including a 10-0 mark in the Jeff Mittie era.
• The Wildcats outscored the Cowgirls in the paint, 24-18.
• K-State leads the series, 33-31.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 224-160 (.583) in the month of January.
• K-State’s starting lineup of: guards – Megan Deines and Kindred Wesemann; forwards - Kaylee Page and Shaelyn Martin; center - Breanna Lewis. This is the 13th time this lineup has started together this season (10-3). This was the 13th career K-State start for Deines. This was the 16th career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 49 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 78 career games and started 57. Lewis has played in 78 career games and started 73.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 290 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Wesemann tallied her 29th career game with 10 or more points, including her 12th this season. She was 3-of-5 from beyond the arc for her 39th career game with two or more made 3-point field goals. Wesemann needs one connection from beyond the arc to tie for 12th in K-State history for career 3-point field goals made. She pocketed two steals on Wednesday, which is the 29th time in her career with two or more steals. Wesemann was 3-of-4 from the foul line and is 122-of-151 (.808) for her career from the line and ranks sixth in school history for career free throw percentage.
• Lewis tallied her 39th career game with 10 or more points, including 15 games this season. This was her 49th career game with five or more rebounds and her 15th this season. She blocked three shots, her 48th career game with two or more blocks. Lewis finished with three steals and has 23 career games with two or more steals.
• Martin pocketed three steals and has 28 career games with two or more steals, including nine this season. She pulled in six rebounds for her 30th career game with five or more rebounds and her
• Deines tallied a career-high three blocks and her second game this season with two or more blocks. She registered five rebounds on the night for her third game this season with five or more boards.
Coming up Next
• K-State concludes a two-game home stand on Saturday, as the Wildcats host TCU at 7 p.m. Saturday’s game is K-State’s “Pack the House” game, as all tickets are available for $1. Halftime entertainment will be provided by the Russian Bar Trio. To purchase tickets, call (800) 221-CATS, visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets or stop by the K-State Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum.