K-State Outlasts South Dakota in Overtime


GAME RECAP

81

84

NR/NR
SOUTH DAKOTA
COYOTES
0-3 (0-0 Summit)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
3-0 (0-0 Big 12)

LEADERS:
Duffy: 21 pts, 6 rebs, 5 assts
Seekamp: 20 pts, 8 rebs, 10 assts
Stewart: 14 pts, 9 rebs, 1 blk

LEADERS:
Wesemann: 28 pts, 7 assts, 3 stls
Lewis: 22 pts, 7 rebs, 1 2 stls
Deines: 17 pts, 2 rebs, 2 assts

TEAM 1 2 3 4 OT F
South Dakota
9 28 14 19 11 81
K-State 15 15 28 12 14 84

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State endured a fourth quarter rally from South Dakota on Thursday night and iced the game with a perfect effort from the free throw line in overtime to win 84-81 at Bramlage Coliseum.

The Basics
• Score: Kansas State 84, South Dakota 81 (ot)
• Quick hitter: K-State has opened a season 3-0 for the second straight season and the 23rd time in program history. Head coach Jeff Mittie is the second coach in program history (Lynn Hickey) to begin their first two seasons at K-State with 3-0 records.
• Leaders: Kindred Wesemann led all scorers with 28 points, including a 12-of-12 performance from the free throw line, a career-high seven assists and three steals. Breanna Lewis tallied 22 points and seven rebounds, while Megan Deines notched her third straight game in double figures with 17. South Dakota was led by Caitlin Duffy with 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting from 3-point range and Nicole Seekamp with 20 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and three assists.

First Half
• The Wildcats trailed early, as the Coyotes opened with a 6-0 run. K-State ended the first quarter on a 15-3 run to hold a 15-9 lead. Deines paced K-State with five points, while Lewis and Wesemann added four each.
• K-State extended its lead to 11, 23-12 with 7:19 to play in the second quarter, as Wesemann knocked down her second 3-point field of the quarter.
• South Dakota used a 22-5 run to take a 37-30 lead at the half. The Coyotes hit five 3-pointers on five consecutive possessions to build their lead.

Second Half
• After the Coyotes extended their lead to nine, K-State used a 9-2 run over a two-minute stretch to pull to within 41-39 with 7:46 to play in the third quarter. Wesemann drained her fourth 3-pointer of the night during the run while Lewis added four points.
• A fast break layup by Deines gave K-State a 45-43 lead with 5:31 to play in the third quarter. Kaylee Page followed with a three-pointer to give K-State a 48-43 lead with 5:01 to play in the third.
• The Wildcats entered the fourth quarter with a 58-51 lead and held a 69-64 advantage following a Lewis layup with 1:51 remaining in regulation.
• South Dakota ended the fourth quarter on a 6-1 run, highlighted by three free throws by Seekamp with 2.8 seconds remaining to tie the game at 70.

Overtime
• In the extra session, Wesemann was a perfect 8-of-8 from the foul line, while Lewis added four points and Shaelyn Martin registered her only made field goal on a layup.
• The Coyotes’ Seekamp made a late layup to narrow the game to 82-81 with four seconds remaining, but Wesemann drained two free throws for the final margin.

Game Totals
• Kansas State was 29-of-61 (.475) from the field, while South Dakota was 28-of-61 (.459).
• For the second straight game, K-State handed out 20 or more assists with 20 on the night. The Wildcats are 43-0 over the last 11 seasons when dishing out 20 or more assists in a game.
• South Dakota set a Bramlage Coliseum and K-State opponent record with 17 made 3-pointers. The Coyotes were 17-of-35 (.486) from deep. K-State was 7-of-17 (.412) from 3-point range.
• The Wildcats were a season-best 19-of-22 (.864) from the foul line. This was the highest free throw percentage for K-State since shooting 13-of-14 (.929) against Kansas on March 6, 2015 in the first round of the Big 12 Championships.

Noteworthy
• Kansas State owns a 5-0 record against South Dakota in the series and are 24-2 all-time against the Summit League.
• Kansas State is 287-112 (.719) all-time inside Bramlage Coliseum, including a 157-26 (.858) mark against non-conference opponents.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 120-44 (.732) in the month of November, including a eight-game winning streak dating back to Nov. 29, 2013 against Virginia in Freeport, Bahamas.
• K-State’s starting lineup of guards: Kindred Wesemann and Megan Deines; forwards: Shaelyn Martin and Kaylee Page; center: Breanna Lewis. This is the third time this lineup has started together this season. Third career K-State starts for Deines and Page. Martin has started all 36 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 65 career games and started 44. Lewis has played in 65 career games and started 60. Senior Bri Craig played in her 100th career game.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 277 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Wesemann tallied her 18th career game with 10 or more points and her first this season. This was her third career game with 20 or more points. Wesemann was a career-high 12-of-12 from the foul line. She is the fourth player in program history to be perfect on 12 or more free throws in a game. She was 4-of-8 from the 3-point line, marking her 27th career game with two or more connections from beyond the arc.
• Lewis scored 22 points on 11-of-15 from the field. The 22 points are a season high. She posted her 27th career game with 10 or more points and 4th career game with 20 or more points.
• Deines reached double figures for the third straight game for K-State.

Coming up Next
• K-State travels east to face No. 1/1 Connecticut on Monday at 6 p.m. The game can be seen live on SNY or on ESPN3. Fans can also listen to the game on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com.
• The Wildcats return to Manhattan on Wednesday, Nov. 25 to host Southern at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets to Wednesday’s game, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS, visit the ticket office in Bramlage Coliseum or purchase them online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets.