K-State Holds Back Texas Tech; Win 4th Straight
14-5 (4-4 Big 12)
10-9 (1-7 Big 12)
Deines: 20 pts
Lewis: 10 pts, 10 rebs, 3 blks
Martin: 7 pts, 11 rebs, 2 assts
Bowser: 15 pts
Olabode: 13 pts, 8 rebs
CookTaylor: 13 pts, 6 rebs
LUBBOCK, Texas – Kansas State secured its fourth straight win with a solid first half defensive effort to defeat Texas Tech, 65-53, on Sunday at United Supermarkets Arena. This is the first four-game Big 12 winning streak for K-State since the 2011-12 season.
• Score: Kansas State 65, Texas Tech 53
• Quick Hitter: K-State (14-5, 4-4 Big 12) would build a 24-point lead on its way to its fourth straight win.
• Leaders: Megan Deines paced K-State with 20 points, including 4-of-9 from beyond the arc. Breanna Lewis tallied her second straight double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.
• K-State secured an early 10-7 lead, as Deines drained a 3-pointer and a perimeter jumper to pace the Wildcats in the first five minutes.
• The Wildcats’ defense clamped down on the Texas Tech (10-9, 1-7 Big 12) attack to end the quarter, holding the Lady Raiders scoreless for the final 6:09 of the frame. K-State used a 10-0 run to build a 15-7 advantage at the end of the first frame. Lewis converted her second layup of the period, while Kindred Wesemann completed a 3-point play with 1:10 remaining.
• In the second quarter, the Wildcats held Texas Tech scoreless for the first eight and a half minutes to build a 27-7 lead with 1:33 to play. Kaylee Page knocked down 3-pointers on consecutive possessions, while Kayla Goth added a right wing jumper.
• A running jumper by Wesemann with 34 seconds to play helped give the Wildcats a 29-11 lead at the half. The 11 points surrendered in the opening half by K-State were the fewest allowed in a first half this season.
• The 11 points allowed by K-State in the first half were the fewest since K-State surrendered just 10 points to Dartmouth on Nov. 12, 2011.
• Deines knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to open the second half for K-State and give the Wildcats a 35-11 lead with 8:27 to play.
• Texas Tech used a quick 10-2 run to claw back to within 16, 37-21, with 6:41 to play in the third quarter.
• K-State used an 8-2 run to build a 49-34 lead at the end of the third quarter, as Kelly Thomson provided the energy with a corner three-pointer.
• Deines, Lewis and Page scored the first six points to increase K-State’s lead to 55-34 with 6:01 to play.
• A late 7-0 run by Texas Tech brought the final score to 65-53. Despite the run, K-State was 5-of-8 from the field in the final quarter.
• K-State shot 46.8 percent from the field (22-of-47), while Texas Tech was held to 33.9 percent (21-of-62).
• Both teams made nine 3-pointers in the game, with the Lady Raiders attempting one more (25-24).
• Kansas State has won four straight league games for the first time since the 2011-12 season and is the first Big 12 team to win four straight immediately after losing its first four games of league play since Texas in 2010-11.
• K-State leads the series, 16-13. The Wildcats are 8-6 in games played in Lubbock.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 227-160 (.587) 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 16th game this lineup has started together this season (13-3). This was the 16th career K-State start for Deines. This was the 19th career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 52 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 81 career games and started 60. Lewis has played in 81 career games and started 76.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 293 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• K-State held a 29-11 lead at the half. Since the 2001-02 season, the Wildcats are 249-34 (.880) when leading at the half, including a 24-1 mark in the Jeff Mittie era.
• Deines tallied her ninth double figure scoring performance as a Wildcat. She was 4-of-9 from beyond the arc, her fourth game this season with two of more connections and her second with four or more.
• Lewis tallied her 42nd career game with 10 or more points, including 18 games this season. Thisarked her second straight double-double, her This was her 52nd career game with five or more rebounds and her 18th this season. She blocked 3 shots, her 51st career game with two or more blocks.
• Martin pulled in 11 rebounds for her 33rd career game with five or more rebounds and her 15th this season. This was her seventh career game and her sixth this season with 10 or more rebounds.
• Page finished with eight points. She was 2-of-5 from beyond the arc for her seventh game this season with two or more connections from 3-point range. Page pocketed two steals to register her third game this season with two or more.
Coming up Next
• K-State will have the middle of the week off and will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 30 against (6/6) Texas at 7 p.m. The weekend will feature a Kansas State women’s basketball reunion and a halftime recognition of Kansas State Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, Nicole Ohlde and Kendra Wecker. The game will also mark K-State’s participation in National Girls and Women in Sports Day, as all girls 13 and under wearing a team jersey or shirt will receive free admission.
• Saturday is also a “Wildcat Weekend,” as fans with a ticket to that afternoon’s men’s basketball game against Mississippi can purchase a general admission ticket to the women’s game against the Longhorns for only $3.