(6/6) Texas Ends K-State's Win Streak at 4
20-1 (8-1 Big 12)
14-6 (4-5 Big 12)
B. McCarty: 15 pts, 4 rebs, 2 stls
K. Lang: 10 pts, 6 rebs, 1 assts
B. Taylor: 9 pts, 7 rebs, 4 stls
B. Lewis: 12 pts, 4 rebs
J. Sheble: 10 pts, 2 rebs, 2 stls
K. Wesemann: 9 pts, 1 reb, 2 stls
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State held the advantage after the first quarter over No. 6/6 Texas on Saturday night in Bramlage Coliseum, but the Longhorns won the next three quarters to secure the win over the Wildcats, 66-51.
• Score: (6/6) Texas 66, Kansas State 51
• Quick Hitter: The loss by K-State ends a four-game winning streak, the Wildcats’ longest in league play since the 2011-12 season.
• Leaders: K-State was led by the junior post combination of Breanna Lewis and Jessica Sheble with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Texas was paced by Brooke McCarty with a game-high 15 points.
• The Wildcats built an 11-4 lead, as Shaelyn Martin and Kindred Wesemann each drained a 3-pointer during an 8-2 run over a minute and half stretch in the first quarter.
• The opening quarter proved to be a slugfest between the teams, as the Wildcats held a 15-12 advantage. K-State held the Longhorns to 23.1 percent shooting in the opening frame, while the Wildcats shot 35.7 percent.
• Texas outscored K-State 17-6 in the second quarter to build a 29-21 lead at the half. The six points were the fewest points in a quarter by K-State this season.
• After Sheble converted a layup to give K-State a 17-15 lead with 7:39 to play, Texas used a 14-0 run to take a 29-17 lead. Sheble closed the quarter for K-State with four points to bring the Wildcats to within eight at the break.
• K-State struggled offensively to begin the third quarter, going 1-of-3 from the field with five turnovers in the first five minutes. Texas would build its lead to 12 during the drought, 35-23.
• The Wildcats would string together seven points to end the quarter, however the Longhorns also added seven points to hold a 42-30 advantage entering the fourth quarter.
• In the fourth quarter, the Wildcats found their offense with 21 points but allowed the Longhorns to score 24. Texas would build a 20-point advantage, 55-35, with 5:33 remaining in the final quarter.
• K-State would battle back to within 13, 55-42, as Wesemann started a 7-0 rally with a 3-pointer, while Sheble and Kaylee Page added two free throws apiece.
• Texas finished the game shooting 37.7 percent (20-of-53) from the field, while K-State shot 35.6 percent (16-of-45).
• The Longhorns held the edge on the glass, 41-23.
• Each team finished with nine steals, while Texas had two fewer turnovers than K-State (18-16).
• Texas leads the series, 17-14. The Wildcats are 8-6 in games played in Manhattan.
• The Wildcats are 73-179 (.290) against teams in the Associated Press (AP) poll, including a 44-49 (.473) mark in Manhattan. K-State is 3-9 (.250) all-time against teams ranked No. 6 in the nation in the AP poll.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 227-161 (.585) 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 was the 17th game this lineup has started together this season (13-4). This was the 17th career K-State start for Deines. This was the 20th career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 53 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 82 career games and started 61. Lewis has played in 82 career games and started 77.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 294 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Lewis tallied her 43rd career game with 10 or more points, including 19 games this season.
• Sheble scored a season-high 10 points. This was her second career effort in double figures. She also pocketed two steals for her third career game with two or more thefts.
• Martin pulled in five rebounds for her 34th career game with five or more rebounds and her 16th this season.
Coming up Next
• K-State will return to the road next week, as the Wildcats will begin a two-game road trip at (4/4) Baylor on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game will be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at www.kstatesports.com.