K-State Falters in 4th Quarter at Oklahoma State
18-11 (8-10 Big 12)
21-8 (11-7 Big 12)
Lewis: 16 pts, 12 rebs, 4 blks
Page: 13 pts, 3 rebs
Deines: 10 pts, 4 assts
Jensen: 13 pts, 9 rebs, 4 assts
Martin: 10 pts, 10 rebs, 5 stls
Coleman: 8 pts, 5 rebs, 5 assts
|(rv/rv) Oklahoma State
STILLWATER, Okla. – Kansas State held a five-point lead entering the fourth quarter, but Oklahoma State outscored K-State 21-8 in the final frame to secure a 59-51 win at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday night to end the regular season.
• Score: Oklahoma State 59, Kansas State 51
• Quick Hitter: K-State (18-11, 8-10 Big 12) handed over 18 turnovers on Monday and shot just 25.9% in the second half.
• Leaders: The Wildcats were led by Breanna Lewis with her seventh double-double this season with 16 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks and two steals. Kaylee Page finished with 13 points, while Megan Deines added 10 points and four assists. Oklahoma State was led by Kaylee Jensen with 13 points, while Brittney Martin added 10 points, 10 rebounds and five steals.
• Page knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to push K-State into a 15-14 lead with 2:43 to play in the first quarter.
• The Cowgirls answered back with a 5-0 run at the end of the opening frame for a 19-15 Oklahoma State lead.
• Oklahoma State built a 21-15 lead, as Jensen converted a layup to open the second quarter. The Wildcats narrowed the game to two, 21-19, as Lewis recorded a layup and Page was fouled on a 3-pointer and made two or the three subsequent free throws.
• K-State ended the second quarter with a 10-5 run, as Lewis opened the scoring with a layup. Bri Craig and Kindred Wesemann followed with consecutive 3-pointers to give K-State a 27-25 lead with 1:38 to play and force an Oklahoma State timeout.
• After the Cowgirls retook the lead on a LaTashia Jones layup, a Jessica Sheble with 30 seconds to play gave K-State a 29-28 lead at the half.
• The Wildcats shot 50.0 percent from the field in the opening half, but were the victim of 10 turnovers. K-State held Oklahoma State to 32.4 percent shooting.
• The Wildcats raced out to a 35-28 lead, as K-State used a 6-0 run in the first two minutes to increase their halftime lead. Page knocked down a 3-pointer, while Lewis added a layup to highlight the run.
• K-State endured a scoreless drought of almost six minutes, but were able to hold Oklahoma State to just five points during the dry spell to hold a 38-35 lead with 2:18 to play in the third quarter.
• A traditional 3-point play from Lewis and a Deines jumper gave K-State a 43-38 lead heading to the third quarter.
• Page gave K-State a 48-47 lead with 4:36 remaining in the fourth quarter, but Karli Wheeler drained a 3-pointer in transition for Oklahoma State to give the Cowgirls a 50-48 lead with 2:40 to play.
• Over the final 2:30, Oklahoma State outscored the Wildcats, 9-3, to wrap up the win.
• K-State finished the game shooting 36.7 percent from the field (18-of-49), while Oklahoma State shot 31.7 percent (19-of-60).
• Oklahoma State outrebounded K-State, 39-37, and had a 12-8 advantage in second chance points.
• The Wildcats were 7-of-17 from 3-point range. This marked the 23rd game this season with five or more connections from beyond the arc.
• K-State leads the series, 33-32. The Wildcats are 10-17 in games played in Stillwater and have lost four straight at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 204-169 (.547) 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 26th game this lineup has started together this season (17-9). This was the 26th career K-State start for Deines. This was the 29th career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 62 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 91 career games and started 70. Lewis has played in 91 career games and started 86.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 303 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• K-State held a 29-28 lead at the half. Since the 2001-02 season, the Wildcats are 253-36 (.875) when leading at the half, including a 28-3 mark in the Jeff Mittie era.
• Lewis recorded her 51st career game with 10 or more points, including 27 games this season. She tallied her 60th career game with five or more rebounds. Lewis pocketed two steals on Monday for her 30th career game with two or more steals. Lewis finished with four blocks on Monday. This was her 56th career game with two or more blocks and her 22nd career game with four or more.
• Page notched her eighth game this season with 10 or more points. She was 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, her 11th game this season with two or more 3-point field goals made.
• Deines notched her 14th game this season with 10 or more points.
Coming up Next
• K-State will travel to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this weekend for the 2016 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship. Final seeding and the tournament schedule will be announced by the Big 12 following the conclusion of games on Tuesday night.