Late Rally Falls Short Again for K-State


GAME RECAP

73

87

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
10-3 (0-2 Big 12)

NR/NR
TCU
HORNED FROGS
10-3 (2-0 Big 12)

LEADERS:
Wesemann: 21 pts, 5 assts, 5 stls
Lewis: 17 pts, 7 rebs, 3 blks
Page: 14 pts, 5 rebs, 3 assts

LEADERS:
Medley: 27 pts, 4 assts, 3 stls
Hamilton: 18 pts, 5 assts, 3 stls
Alix: 14 pts, 10 assts

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
K-State 17
13
21 22 73
TCU 20 17
27 23 87

MANHATTAN, Kan. – For the second straight game, Kansas State trailed by double figures in the third quarter and forced to rally back in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats couldn’t complete the comeback at TCU, as the Horned Frogs downed K-State, 87-73, at Schollmaier Arena.

The Basics
• Score: TCU 87, Kansas State 73
• Quick Hitter: The Wildcats and Horned Frogs both finished with 14 turnovers, however TCU scored 20 points off K-State’s turnovers while the Wildcats only scored 10.
• Leaders: Kansas State had four players in double figures, led by Kindred Wesemann with 21 points, including 18 in the second half. Breanna Lewis added 17 points, while Kaylee Page chipped in with 14 and Antoinette Taylor finished with 12 points off the bench. TCU was led by Zahna Medley with 27 points.

First Half
• TCU used a 20-7 run to secure a 20-12 lead, as Veja Hamilton registered 10 points during the run.
• K-State pulled to three at the end of the first quarter, 20-17, as Taylor tallied five points off the bench.
• The Horned Frogs opened the second quarter with a 9-3 run to build a 29-20 lead with 4:07 to play. TCU would build the advantage to 13, 37-24, on Medley’s third 3-pointer of the half.
• The Wildcats trimmed the deficit to seven at the half, 37-30, as Taylor drained her second 3-pointer of the half and Page ended the scoring in the second quarter with her second 3-pointer with 16 seconds to play.
• TCU shot 51.7 percent (15-of-29) from the floor in the opening half, while K-State shot 39.3 percent (11-of-28).

Second Half
• After TCU built a 12-point lead, 51-39, with 4:39 to play in the third quarter, K-State rallied back with a 6-0 run to pull to within five, 53-48. Lewis registered five of the six points during the run.
• The Horned Frogs would close out the third quarter on an 11-3 run to build a 64-51 lead entering the final frame.
• In the early stages of the fourth quarter, TCU built its lead to 17 as AJ Alix drained a 3-pointer with 8:38 to play.
• K-State climbed back into the game with a 20-7 run to trail by four, 75-71, with 3:09 to play, as Wesemann drained her fourth 3-pointer of the second half.
• The Horned Frogs would hold K-State without a field goal for the final 3:08 and outscored the Wildcats 12-2 to win 87-73.

Game Totals
• K-State finished 26-of-56 from the field (46.4 percent), while TCU was 29-of-57 (50.9 percent).
• TCU outrebounded K-State, 37-25.
• The Wildcats finished with seven blocked shots, led by Lewis with three.

Noteworthy
• TCU leads the series, 5-3.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 223-158 (.585) in the month of January.
• K-State’s starting lineup of: guards - Kindred Wesemann and Megan Deines; forwards - Shaelyn Martin and Kaylee Page; center - Breanna Lewis. This is the 12th time this lineup has started together this season (9-3). This was the 12th career K-State start for Deines. This was the 13th career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 46 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 75 career games and started 54. Lewis has played in 75 career games and started 70.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 287 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• K-State is 7-3 this season when three or more players score in double figures.
• Antoinette Taylor recorded her second career game in double figures. This was her second career game with two or more connections from beyond the arc.
• Wesemann tallied her 26th career game and her ninth this season with 10 or more points. Wesemann drained four 3-pointers, marking her fifth game this season and the 11th of her career with four or more connections. She finished with a career-high tying five steals. This was her 26th career game and her eighth this season with two or more steals.
• Lewis tallied her 36th career game with 10 or more points, including 12 games this season. Lewis tallied her 46th career game with five or more rebounds and her 12th this season. She blocked three shots, her 45th career game with two or more blocks.
• Page recorded her fifth game in double figures. She hauled in five rebounds for her eighth game with five or more this season.

Coming up Next
• K-State returns to Bramlage Coliseum on Wednesday to face West Virginia at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets, call (800) 221-CATS or stop by the ticket office inside Bramlage Coliseum. The game will broadcast on FOX College Sports Central and a free audio broadcast will be available at kstatesports.com.