Wildcats Face Cyclones on Wednesday Night


GAME PREVIEW
FEB 24, 7:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum
Ames, Iowa

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
17-9 (7-8 Big 12)

NR/NR
IOWA STATE
CYCLONES
13-13 (5-10 Big 12)

Cyclones.TV
K-State Sports Network

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will look to snap a seven-game skid in Ames, as the Wildcats face Iowa State on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

• In their last game, the Wildcats captured the season series against Texas Tech with a 65-53 win on Sunday in Bramlage Coliseum. The win marked K-State’s 17th win of the season and equals the regular season win total from the 2014-15 season.
• K-State was led by junior center and All-America candidate Breanna Lewis. The product of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, tallied 14 points, 6 rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes of action. In the last four games, Lewis is averaging 18.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.3 blocks.
• For the season, Lewis leads K-State with 16.4 points on a .555 field goal percentage, 7.2 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. She is the first player since Brittany Chambers in the 2012-13 season with 400 or more points and 175 or more rebounds in a season.
• Joining Lewis in double figures was senior guard Megan Deines with 11 points and four assists. In the last three games, Deines is averaging 12.0 points and 2.3 assists.
• Overall this season, Deines has achieved career-highs in points (228; 9.1 ppg), field goals made and attempted (79-of-200), 3-point field goals made and attempted (22-of-77) and free throws made and attempted (48-of-60; .800).
• Wednesday night’s game can be seen live on Cyclones TV (online only) and heard live on the K-State Sports Network.

Number to Know
426
• #KStateWBB’s Breanna Lewis has scored 426 points this season to rank 10th in school history for points in a season by a center.
• Lewis is the first Wildcat junior to score 425 or more points in a season since Brittany Chambers in the 2011-12 campaign. She is the first K-State center since Nicole Ohlde in 2003-04 to score 425 or more points in a season.  
• Lewis needs 28 points to become the 39th member of K-State’s 1,000 point club.

Series History
48-37
• K-State leads the series with Iowa State, 48-37.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 2-7 against Iowa State.

At a Glance: Iowa State
• Iowa State (13-13, 5-10) enters Wednesday’s game with one win in their last five games, defeating Texas Tech on Feb. 17, 77-48. In their last outing on Feb. 20, the Cyclones lost at (4/4) Baylor, 78-41.
• On the sideline, Iowa State is led by 21st-year head coach Bill Fennelly. In his time with the Cyclones, Fennelly has achieved a record of 447-219 (.626).
• On the floor, Iowa State has three players averaging double figures led by junior guard Seanna Johnson and freshman guard Bridget Carleton.
• Johnson leads the Cyclones with 16.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Johnson tallied 12 points and five rebounds at Baylor.
• Carleton, a product of Chatham, Ontario, is second on the team in scoring with 11.9 points and rebounding with 7.2 per game.

Sharing is Caring
• K-State has tallied with 385 assists on 609 made field goals (63.2 percent) for an average of 14.8 assists per game.
• The Wildcats rank fourth in the league and 67th in the nation in assists. K-State is third in the Big 12 in assist percentage and one of three teams with an assist percentage of 60.0 or higher.
• K-State dished out a season-high of 24 assists twice -  Florida Atlantic on Dec. 13; Sam Houston State on Dec. 19. K-State has dished out 20 or more assists six times this season.
• Over the last 11 seasons, K-State owns a 47-0 record when dishing out 20 or more assists in a game including two games with 30 or more.
• K-State has handed out assists on 70 percent or more of its made field goals in a game nine times this season (6-3).
• This season, K-State is paced by Shaelyn Martin and Kindred Wesemann with 173 combined assists. The duo has assisted on 28.4 percent of K-State’s made field goals and are responsible for 44.9 percent of K-State’s assists this season. Martin ranks eighth in the Big 12 (92; 3.5 apg) and Wesemann and ranks 13th (81; 3.1 apg).
• Last season K-State tallied 425 assists (12.9 assists per game). This was the second-highest assist total over the last six years.
• K-State was efficient when passing the ball last season, recording a .611 assist percentage which is the highest assist percentage of the last five years for K-State. The Wildcats had nine games last season with an assist percentage of .700 or higher.

Wildcats Solid From Beyond the Arc
• K-State is an efficient 33.0 percent 3-point range (186-of-564) which includes 7.2 made 3-point field goals per game. Kansas State has scored 32.4 percent (558 points) of its points from beyond the arc this season.
• The Wildcats are second in the Big 12 and rank 44th in the nation in 3-point field goals made per game. K-State’s 186 made 3-point field goals are second in the Big 12.
• K-State has maded 175 or more 3-point field goals in 16 of the last 17 seasons.
• K-State has five players that have made 10 or more 3-pointers this season. This marks the fifth straight season that K-State has had five or more players connect on at least 10 three-pointers in a season.
• K-State has 20 games this season with five or more connections from beyond the arc, including six games with 10 or more made 3-pointers.
• The Wildcats registered a season-high 14 made 3-pointers against Florida Atlantic on Dec. 13. K-State also connected on a season-high 58.3 percent of its attempts against Florida Atlantic. The 14 connections were the most since March 4, 2013 at Baylor when K-State made 15.
• K-State has made at least one 3-point field goal in 300 consecutive games, dating back to Feb. 7, 2007.

K-State Cleaning the Glass; Results in Shiny Wins
• K-State held the edge in rebounding in seven straight games from Nov. 25, 2015 to Dec. 30, 2015, and have won 19 straight games when it wins the battle of the boards.
• The seven straight games of outrebounding its opponents marked the first time the Wildcats held the edge in rebounding in seven or more straight games since holding the advantage on the glass in eight straight games from Nov. 22, 2007 to Jan. 2, 2008.
• Since the 2001-02 season, Kansas State owns a record of 184-25 (.880) when out-rebounding its opponent.
• The Wildcats pulled in a season-high 54 rebounds against Western Illinois on Dec. 21. This marked the highest rebound total for K-State since Nov. 12, 2011 against Dartmouth when K-State hauled in 58 rebounds.

Lewis in the Lane
• 2015-16 All-America candidate Breanna Lewis leads K-State with career-best averages of 16.4 points, on a .555 field goal percentage, 7.2 rebounds and 2.3 blocks. She ranks third in the Big 12 in scoring, fourth in field goal percentage and eighth in rebounding. She ranks 24th in the nation in field goal percentage.
• In her career, Lewis has scored 972 points and pulled in 532 career rebounds. With 28 points, she will become the 24th player in program history with 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds. She ranks 24th in school history for career rebounds.
• Lewis has a career-high five double-doubles this season and owns 10 in her career. She has reached double figures in points 48 times including 12 games with 20 or more points. This season she has scored 20 or more points nine times, which marks the most by a Wildcat since Brittany Chambers tallied a school record 22 games with 20 or more points in 2012-13. She has also pulled in five or more rebounds 57 times.
• Earlier this season, she achieved her career-high of 30 points on 14-of-19 shooting against Western Illinois on Dec. 21. She also registered seven rebounds and three blocks against the Leathernecks.
• Lewis was the 22nd player and the 47th time in program history to score 30 or more points in a game. She is the first player since Nicole Ohlde on Dec. 14, 2003 to record 30 or more points, five or more rebounds and three or more blocks in a game.

Increased Scoring Average for Wesemann    
• Junior guard Kindred Wesemann is on a career-high pace this season. Wesemann is averaging 12.7 points and 3.1 assists. She is shooting 38.3 percent from the field including 41.9 percent from beyond the arc. She ranks 10th in the Big 12 in scoring. Her 12.7 points per game this season are almost five points higher than her previous career-high of 8.0 points in 2014-15.
• Wesemann has surpassed her career season-highs in points (331), field goals made (97), 3-point field goals made (72) and free throws made and attempted (65-of-75).
• She registered a career-high effort with 28 points against South Dakota on Nov. 19. Wesemann has five career games and three this season with 20 or more points.