Wesemann Leads Wildcats to Third Consecutive Win

Before a crowd of passionate Wildcat fans, the sophomore point guard from Pleasant Hill, Missouri, put away a career-high 25 points and was a key factor in K-State's 66-57 upset win over the No. 20 Texas Longhorns (15-6, 4-6 Big 12), pushing the Wildcats to 14-7 overall and 4-6 in Big 12 play. 
"I was just shooting. My teammates got me the ball and I had some great, open looks that they created for me," said Wesemann with a smile after last night's game. "So, I just knocked them down."
And knock them down was exactly what she did. 
From the game's opening minutes to its final minutes, Wesemann took three pointer after three-pointer and went an impressive 8-of-11 from behind the arc. She got her first look from three just 45 seconds into the game, then hit another two minutes later. 
"It was good to see her get hot," said K-State head coach Jeff Mittie. "She had great looks early."
Wesemann credits her performance to the right mindset going into the game. She showed up early yesterday afternoon to get stretched out and said her mind was in the right place before stepping on the court.  
"When I came in to get stretched... I was just feeling it. I came in with a mindset that I was going to do great and, I guess I did OK," Wesemann said modestly. Another smile spread across her face. 
Mittie added, "One thing about Kindred is that she's always prepared to play well. She was in the weight room about 12:15 to get stretched out. We have our point guard meeting at 1:15. Then at 1:30 the point guards take shoot around, so she was preparing for a good time on her own. I always feel like she is prepared to play." 
K-State's 66 points were its most in Big 12 play this season thanks to three other Wildcats scoring in double digits as senior Ashia Woods had 13 points and sophomore Breanna Lewis and freshman Shaelyn Martin each scored 10.
"It was a tough ballgame, but I thought our group did some things well," said Mittie. "We're continuing to get better; we're improving in areas. Tonight, I think we had better balance offensively, and that was one of our keys."
Last night's win over the Longhorns marked the third consecutive Big 12 victory for the Wildcats, while it marked the ninth straight season K-State earned a win over an Associated Press top-25 team as the Wildcats' secured their first win over a ranked team in the Mittie era.
Just over halfway through the Big 12 season, Mittie said he is happy with the improvement his team has made since the beginning of January and knows bigger and better things are on the horizon for his young roster.
"They work hard every day," said Mittie. "Win or lose, I feel like our focus has been on improvement and that's not going to change. We're going to come in and get better tomorrow. We're going to control the things that we know we can control, and I think that has been the best thing that we have done. Win or lose, they've come in the next day and focused on all of the things we've asked them to focus on."
With high hopes of continuing its winning streak, next up for K-State is a trip to Norman, Oklahoma, to take on the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be shown on FOX Sports Southwest, available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at www.kstatesports.com/allacess.
For a complete recap, stats, photos and more from last night's game, please click here
K-State Announces 24-Man Signing Class
Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder released the Wildcats' 2015 recruiting class Wednesday with the announcement of 24 student-athletes who plan on joining or have already joined the K-State football program.
The 2015 signing class is made up of 23 players from the high school ranks, as well as one community-college player. Of the group, five are currently enrolled at K-State and will participate in April's spring practices, which culminate with the Purple/White Spring Game on April 25.
To continue reading about the 2015 signing class, please click here.
Don't miss tomorrow's K-State Sports Extra - the first of a two-part series - with even more from Snyder about this year's signing class!
 

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