Wildcats Fall at West Virginia
14-8 (4-7 Big 12)
18-6 (7-4 Big 12)
Wesemann: 14 pts
Lewis: 8 pts, 5 rebs
Page: 5 pts
Holmes: 17 pts, 11 rebs
Pardee: 10 pts
Muldrow: 10 pts, rebs
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Kansas State’s offensive struggles continued on Saturday, as the Wildcats fell at West Virginia, 64-44. The Wildcats have now lost three straight.
• Score: West Virginia 64, Kansas State 44
• Quick Hitter: Kansas State (14-8, 4-7 Big 12) shot 27.6 percent from the field, while West Virginia (18-6, 7-4) finished at 57.8 percent. This was the lowest point output for K-State this season.
• Leaders: Kindred Wesemann led K-State with 14 points. West Virginia saw three players was led by Bria Holmes with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
• West Virginia built an early 14-5 lead on K-State, as the Mountaineers’ Holmes scored five points during a 7-0 run.
• K-State fought back to within six at the end of the first quarter, 16-10, as Kayla Goth tallied three points off the bench including a fast break layup. The Wildcats were 4-of-16 from the field in the opening frame.
• After the Mountaineers extended their lead to 20-10 early in the second quarter, the Wildcats used an 8-0 run to pull to within two, 20-18, with 4:46 remaining. Jessica Sheble started the rally with a fast break layup with 6:46 to play. Kaylee Page followed with a 3-pointer and Wesemann drained her second from deep.
• West Virginia came back with an 8-0 run of its own, highlighted by Holmes who scored five points.
• K-State pulled to within five, 28-23, late in the second quarter as Wesemann drained her third 3-pointer. West Virginia used a late K-State turnover to convert a fastbreak layup before the halftime buzzer.
• Kansas State shot 29.0 percent in the first half, while West Virginia recorded a 50.0 percent effort. K-State forced 12 West Virginia turnovers in the opening half.
• West Virginia extended its lead to 12, 36-24, with 7:31 to play in the third quarter. K-State answered back with four points, but the Mountaineers used a 6-0 run to force a K-State timeout with 4:04 to play down 42-28.
• After the Mountaineers built a 16-point lead, K-State clawed back to within 13 at the end of the third quarter, 47-34.
• A 13-3 run by West Virginia to open the fourth quarter opened a 60-37 lead for the Mountaineers with 6:19 to play.
• West Virginia leads the series, 7-1.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 200-166 (.546) 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 18th game this lineup has started together this season (13-6). This was the 19th career K-State start for Deines. This was the 22nd career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 55 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 84 career games and started 63. Lewis has played in 84 career games and started 79.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 296 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Wesemann registered her 32nd career game with 10 more points. She finished 4-of-13 from beyond the arc, which was her 43rd career game with two or more connections from deep. This was her 12th career game with four or more connections from the 3-point line.
• Lewis tallied her 53rd career game with five or more rebounds.
• Martin pulled in six rebounds on Saturday. This was her 35th career game with five or more rebounds, including her 17th game this season.
Coming up Next
• K-State returns to Manhattan to host (20/19) Oklahoma on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FCS Central and K-StateHD.TV, and on the K-State Sports Network and for free at www.kstatesports.com.
• Prior to Tuesday night’s game, K-State student-athletes will hold their annual “Tipoff for TP” benefitting the Manhattan Emergency Shelter. Donation bins will be located at all entrances to Bramlage Coliseum and student-athletes will be accepting packages of toilet paper, trash bags, paper towels and monetary donations.