Wildcats Host Jaguars on Wednesday Afternoon


GAME PREVIEW
NOV 25, 2 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

NR/NR
SOUTHERN
JAGUARS
2-2 (0-0 SWAC)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
3-1 (0-0 Big 12)

K-STATEHD.TV
K-State Sports Network

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State returns to Bramlage Coliseum on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 p.m., to face Southern. The Wildcats will play seven of their next eight games in the friendly confines of Bramlage.

• K-State suffered its first loss of the season on Monday night, falling to (1/1) Connecticut in Hartford, 97-57.
• Despite the loss, K-State still connected on 10 three-point field goals. K-State is shooting .389 (35-of-90) from deep this season and has two games (both on the road) with 10 or more connections.
• Offensively, K-State was paced by the trio of junior guard Kindred Wesemann, sophomore forward Kaylee Page and junior center Breanna Lewis. The group combined for 32 of K-State’s 57 points. Wesemann and Page each tallied 11 points, with Page going 3-of-8 from beyond the arc while Wesemann was 4-of-9 from the field. Lewis finished with 10 points and six rebounds.
• For the season, K-State features four players averaging double figures led by Lewis with 16.0 points and 6.3 rebounds. Senior guard Megan Deines is averaging 13.0 points. Wesemann is averaging to 12.5 points and 4.5 assists, while Page bumped her average to 10.0 points and 4.5 rebounds. Page is averaging 16.5 points per game and is 7-of-14 from the 3-point line on the road.
• Wednesday afternoon’s game can be seen live on K-StateHD.TV, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Kristin Waller (color analyst) will have the call. The game will also be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com.

Number to Know
40
• #KStateWBB’s Shaelyn Martin has a combined 40 rebounds and assists through the first four games.
• Martin is tied for the team lead with 25 rebounds (6.3 rpg) and is second on the team in assists with 15 (3.8 apg).
• She is the only player on the K-State roster with 25 or more rebounds and 15 or more assists and is one of two players in the Big 12 with these numbers.
• Last season after four games, Martin registered a combined 38 rebounds and assists (23 rebounds/15 assists).
At a Glance: Southern
• Southern (2-2) comes to Manhattan following an 89-38 loss at Nebraska on Monday night.
• On the sidelines, the Jaguars are led by Sandy Pugh. Pugh, in her 16th season at Southern, is 213-170 (.556).
• The Jaguars are led on the floor by freshman guard Skylar O’Bear and junior guard Cortnei Purnell with averages of 8.8 and 8.0 points per game.

Magic Number is 70 Points for Wildcats
• Since the 2001-02 season, K-State is 159-15 (.914) when scoring 70 or more points in a game including a 16-3 record in the last two seasons.
• For the first time since the 2004-05 season, K-State has scored 75 or more points in each of the first three games of a season.
• In 2014-15, K-State scored a season-high 93 points on a .635 field goal percentage against TCU on Feb. 11. Marked the highest point total for K-State since scoring 94 points against Creighton on Nov. 13, 2006. It was the highest point total for K-State in a Big 12 game since Feb. 23, 2005 at Nebraska (94).
• The .635 field goal percentage included a season-high 33 made field goals (on 52 attempts) and season-highs of 23 made free throws and 37 free throw attempts. The 37 free throw attempts were the most since K-State attempted 41 free throws against Colorado on Jan. 13, 1990.

Three is not a Crowd, It’s a Benefit
• Since the 2011-12 season, when three or more players reach double figures in scoring in the same game, K-State is 53-27 (.663).
• With four players in double figures in the win at Tulsa, K-State has now had consecutive season openers with four or more players in double figures.

Wildcats Solid From Beyond the Arc
• K-State has opened the season with an efficient .389 three-point field goal percentage which includes 8.8 made 3-point field goals per game on 90 attempts.
• Kansas State is third in the Big 12 and ranks 36th in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage.
• The Wildcats registered a season-high 10 made 3-pointers twice - at Tulsa on Nov. 13 and at UConn on Nov. 23.
• Last season, K-State shot .295 from beyond the arc and made 5.3 three-point field goals per game. The Wildcats had one game last season with 10 or more made 3-point field goals (10; vs. Hampton, 11/21/14).

Sharing is Caring
• K-State has opened the season with 69 assists on 104 made field goals (66.3 percent) for an average of 17.3 per game.
• K-State dished out a season-high of 23 against Abilene Christian on Nov. 16 and followed that with 20 against South Dakota on Nov. 19. This is the first time K-State has handed out 20 or more assists in consecutive games since Nov. 18-Nov. 21, 2014.
• Over the last 11 seasons, K-State owns a 43-0 record when dishing out 20 or more assists in a game including two games with 30 or more.
• This season, K-State is paced by Kindred Wesemann and Shaelyn Martin with 33 combined assists. The duo has assisted on 31.7 percent of K-State’s made field goals with Wesemann ranking tied for sixth in the Big 12 (4.5 apg) while Martin is tied for 11th (3.8 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 featured three players with 80 or more assists in 2014-15 (Wesemann, Ashia Woods and Martin). This was the first time since the 2003-04 season that K-State had three players with 80 or more assists.
• 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. In the 2013-14 season K-State finished with an assist percentage of .600.