K-State Stifles Texas Tech for Play 4Kay Win
11-15 (2-13 Big 12)
17-9 (7-8 Big 12)
Sanders: 8 pts, 8 rebs, 2 stls
Brooks: 8 pts, 4 rebs, 5 stls
Bowser: 8 pts, 4 rebs, 1 asst
Lewis: 14 pts, 6 rebs, 2 stls
Deines: 11 pts, 2 rebs, 4 assts
Wesemann: 9 pts, 4 rebs, 3 stls
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State used a balanced offensive effort and strong defense in the first three quarters to down Texas Tech on Sunday, 65-53, in Bramlage Coliseum.
• Score: Kansas State 65, Texas Tech 53
• Quick Hitter: A 23-8 run spanning the first and second quarters by Kansas State (17-9, 7-8 Big 12) provided the necessary cushion to send the Wildcats to their 13th home win of the season.
• Leaders: K-State had 11 of its 12 players that saw the floor register at least one point, led by junior center and All-American candidate Breanna Lewis with 14 points, six rebounds and two steals. Senior guard Megan Deines added 11 points and four assists to her final line.
• K-State dashed out to a 12-5 lead with 4:50 remaining in the first quarter, as Kindred Wesemann knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the first minute and a half to spark the Wildcats.
• After taking a 6-5 lead, K-State used a 14-5 run to end the first quarter to hold a 20-10 lead at the end of the first frame. Lewis scored all eight of her first quarter points during the run, while Megan Deines added four.
• The Wildcats used a 9-0 run in the second quarter to construct a 29-13 lead with 5:35 to play. Lewis tallied four points in the run, while Kaylee Page knocked down a 3-pointer in transition.
• The Lady Raiders (11-15, 2-13 Big 12) narrowed the game to nine, 29-20, as Zuri Sanders scored four points during a 6-0 run.
• K-State ended the half on a 7-2 run, as Wesemann drained her third 3-pointer of the day and Shaelyn Martin and Deines each converted a layup to push the halftime lead to 36-22.
• A 17-6 run by K-State in the third quarter increased the Wildcats’ lead to 25, 55-30, with a minute remaining. Jessica Sheble powered in a pair of layups, while Deines and Kelly Thomson each made three-pointers during the run. Sheble finished with six points to lead K-State’s bench scoring.
• K-State went scoreless for almost four minutes to begin the fourth quarter, but Texas Tech was only able to trim the deficit to 18, 55-37, with 6:23 to play.
• The Lady Raiders would outscore the Wildcats, 20-10, in the final stanza. Texas Tech tallied 16 points in the final 3:52 of the contest to cut K-State’s margin of victory to 12, 65-53.
• Kansas State shot 38.9 percent from the field (21-of-54) and held Texas Tech to 33.3 percent (21-of-63).
• The Wildcats outrebounded the Lady Raiders, 40-39. Since the 2001-02 season, Kansas State is 184-25 (.880) when holding the edge on the boards, including 19 straight wins games when holding the edge in rebounding.
• K-State registered its 20th game this season with five or more connections from beyond the arc, as the Wildcats were 7-of-18 from the 3-point line.
• Kansas State handed out 15 assists on 21 made field goals on Sunday.
• K-State leads the series, 17-13, and has won five of the last six meetings in the series. The Wildcats are 7-5 against the Lady Raiders in games played in Manhattan.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 203-167 (.549) 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 23rd game this lineup has started together this season (16-7). This was the 23rd career K-State start for Deines. This was the 26th career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 59 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 88 career games and started 67. Lewis has played in 88 career games and started 83.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 300 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• K-State held a 36-22 lead at the half. Since the 2001-02 season, the Wildcats are 252-35 (.878) when leading at the half, including a 27-2 mark in the Jeff Mittie era.
• Lewis recorded her 48th career game with 10 or more points, including 24 games this season. She tallied her 57th career game with five or more rebounds. Lewis pocketed two steals on Sunday and has 28 career games with two or more steals.
• Wesemann finished 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, which was her 47th career game with two or more connections from deep.
• Deines notched her 12th game this season and her third straight with 10 or more points. She was 2-of-3 from beyond the arc, her sixth game this season with two or more 3-point field goals made.
• Kayla Goth pulled in a career-high seven rebounds.
Coming up Next
• K-State will travel to Iowa State on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the K-State Sports Network and for free at www.kstatesports.com.