K-State Upset Bid Falls Short in Fourth Quarter
16-9 (6-8 Big 12)
22-3 (12-2 Big 12)
Lewis: 20 pts, 10 rebs, 4 stls
Deines: 10 pts
Craig: 9 pts
Sanders: 12 pts
Atkins: 10 pts
Boyette: 10 pts
AUSTIN, Texas – Kansas State held a nine-point halftime lead at No. 8/7 Texas on Wednesday night, but went cold from the field in the second half as the Longhorns came back for the 58-51 win at the Erwin Center.
• Score: (8/7) Texas 58, Kansas State 51
• Quick Hitter: K-State shot 50.0 percent from the field in the second quarter to build its nine-point lead, but were held to 34.8 percent shooting in the second half.
• Leaders: Breanna Lewis led all scorers with her second straight double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. She also tied her career-high with four steals and blocked two shots. Brady Sanders led Texas with 12 points off the bench.
• K-State and Texas each had a rough offensive start, as the Longhorns held a 10-7 lead after the first quarter. The Wildcats were held to 3-of-13 shooting in the opening frame, while Texas was 4-of-13 with five turnovers.
• Lewis scored the first four points for the Wildcats, while Bri Craig came off the bench to drain a 3-pointer.
• The second quarter was dominated by K-State, as the Wildcats outscored the Longhorns 20-8 in the stanza to take a 27-18 lead into halftime. K-State shot 50.0 percent from the field and held Texas to 18.2 percent in the quarter.
• Lewis dominated the quarter for K-State, scoring 14 of her first half 18 points in the second quarter.
• The product of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ended the quarter scoring the final 10 points for K-State and outscored the Longhorns by herself over the final 3:20 of the quarter, 10-4.
• Kansas State quickly built its lead to 14, 32-18, with 8:45 to play as Kindred Wesemann drained her first 3-pointer of the night.
• Texas answered with 10-2 run to pull to within six, 34-28, with 6:52 to play in the third frame.
• A 9-0 run by the Longhorns gave them their first lead, 37-36, since the early stages of the second quarter. Wesemann responded with her second 3-pointer of the quarter to push the Wildcats into a tie, 39-39, entering the fourth quarter.
• The teams traded points in the fourth quarter, as the game was tied at 43 with 4:56 to play.
• Texas captured a four-point lead with 3:42 to play, 47-43, as Sanders converted a pair of offensive rebounds.
• The Longhorns used a 11-6 run to pull away for the win.
• K-State shot 34.8 percent from the field and turned the ball over 13 times in the second half.
• K-State held Texas to 1-of-16 shooting from the 3-point line. The Wildcats were 4-of-18 from beyond the arc.
• The Longhorns outrebounded K-State, 37-35.
• Texas leads the series, 18-14. The Longhorns have won three straight in the series.
• The Wildcats are 74-182 (.289) against teams in the Associated Press (AP) poll. K-State is 1-6 (.143) all-time against teams ranked No. 8 in the nation in the AP poll.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 202-167 (.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 22nd game this lineup has started together this season (15-7). This was the 2nd career K-State start for Deines. This was the 25th career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 58 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 87 career games and started 66. Lewis has played in 87 career games and started 82.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 299 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• K-State held a 27-18 lead at the half. Since the 2001-02 season, the Wildcats are 251-35 (.878) when leading at the half, including a 26-2 mark in the Jeff Mittie era.
• Lewis recorded her 47th career game with 10 or more points, including 23 games this season. This was her 12th career game with 20 or more points and her eighth this season. She tallied her 56th career game with five or more rebounds. She finished with two blocks to improve her career total to 202 and has 54 career games with two or more blocks. Lewis pocketed four steals on Wednesday and has 27 career games with two or more steals.
• Wesemann finished 2-of-6 from beyond the arc, which was her 46th career game with two or more connections from deep.
• Deines notched her 11th game this season with 10 or more points.
Coming up Next
• K-State returns home to face Texas Tech on Sunday at 2 p.m. Sunday’s game marks K-State’s annual participation in the national “Play 4Kay” initiative, as K-State will be handing out a free pink t-shirt to the first 4,000 fans in attendance. The game will be broadcast on the FCS Central and K-StateHD.TV and on the K-State Sports Network.