Wildcats Host Jayhawks in Sunflower Showdown


GAME PREVIEW
FEB 13, 7:00 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

NR/NR
KANSAS
JAYHAWKS
5-18 (0-12 Big 12)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
15-8 (5-7 Big 12)

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will conclude its two-game home stand this week with one of the longest continuous rivalries in all of women’s college basketball, as K-State hosts Kansas in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown at 7 p.m.

• The Wildcats ended a three-game losing streak with an 87-71 win over No. 21/21 Oklahoma on Tuesday. The win marked the 10th straight season K-State has defeated an opponent ranked among the Associated Press top-25.
• Kansas State was led by junior guard Kindred Wesemann with a game-high 26 points including a 6-of-8 effort from beyond the arc, and five assists.
• For the season, Wesemann is averaging 13.3 points, 2.8 connections from beyond the arc to lead the Big 12. During the win over the Sooners, Wesemann became the 25th player in program history with 200 or more assists and the 11th player in program history with 150 or more career 3-point field goals made.
• Joining Wesemann in double figures were junior center and All-American candidate Breanna Lewis and senior guard Bri Craig. Lewis added 15 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, while Craig chipped in with 12 points and four assists off the bench.
• For the season, Lewis leads K-State with 16.0 points on a .553 field goal percentage and 2.5 blocks per game. She is second on the team with 7.0 rebounds.
• Saturday night’s game can be seen live on COX Channel Kansas, Time Warner Sports Channel, ESPN3 and K-StateHD.TV and heard live on the K-State Sports Network.

Number to Know
200 | 150
• #KStateWBB’s Kindred Wesemann is the eighth player in program history with 200 or more career assists and 150 or more career 3-point field goals made.
• Wesemann reached both marks against Oklahoma on Feb. 9.
• For her career, Wesemann ranks 25th in school history with 200 assists and checks in at ninth in 3-point field goals made.

Series History
67-46
• K-State leads the series with Kansas, 67-46.
• The Wildcats are 31-15 in games played in Manhattan.
• Head coach Jeff Mittie is 7-5 against Kansas.
• Over the last 31 meetings, K-State is 25-6 against the Jayhawks.

At a Glance: Kansas
• Kansas (5-18, 0-12 Big 12) completed its season series with Baylor on Feb. 6, falling 81-49 in Waco. The Jayhawks enter Saturday’s game after a week off and will be looking to end a 14-game losing streak.
• On the sideline, Kansas is led by first-year head coach Borandon Schneider.
• Leading Kansas this season is sophomore guard Lauren Aldridge and freshman guard Kylee Kopatich.
• Aldridge leads the team with 10.4 points this season and carded 12 at Baylor.
• Kopatich is second on the team with 10.0 points and 4.8 rebounds. She is third among the Big 12 Conference’s freshmen in scoring. At Baylor last Saturday, she registered a team-high 14 points and three steals.

Wildcats Approaching 300 Wins in Bramlage
• K-State is 296-115 (.720) all-time inside Bramlage Coliseum, which is in its 28th season of existence.
• Kansas State has protected its home floor with determination against non-conference foes with a record of 163-26 (.862) record.
• The Wildcats won nine straight home games to open 2014-15, the longest home win streak since 2010-11 (11).
• K-State has 11 home wins this season and have reached double figures in home wins 27 times. The Wildcats had 15 home victories in 2014-15, which were the most since the 2002-03 season and tied for the second most in program history.
• In his career in games played in his home venue, head coach Jeff Mittie is 300-73 (.804).

Halftime Lead = K-State ‘W’ Since 2001-02
• Since the 2001-02 season, K-State is 250-34 (.880) when leading at the break.
• K-State is 25-1 when leading at the break under head coach Jeff Mittie.
• Since the start of the 2007-08 season, K-State is 144-12 (.923) when leading with five minutes to play including a 28-0 record over the last two seasons.

Magic Number is 70 Points for Wildcats
• Since the 2001-02 season, K-State is 163-17 (.906) when scoring 70 or more points in a game including a 20-5 record in the last two seasons.
• For the first time since the 2004-05 season, K-State  scored 75 or more points in each of the first three games of a season. The Wildcats have scored 75 or more points nine times this season, the most since the 2005-06 season (10).
• K-State scored a season-high 102 points against Florida Atlantic on Dec. 13. This marked the 24th time in program history that K-State scored 100 or more points in a game. The Wildcats are 24-0 in games in which they score 100 or more points.
• The Wildcats made a season-high 39 field goals against the Owls, which were the most made field goals since making 41 on Nov. 26, 2004 against Illinois State.
• The 49-point margin of victory over Florida Atlantic was the largest by K-State since a 58-point win over Alcorn State on Dec. 5, 2008.

Lewis in the Lane
• 2015-16 All-America candidate Breanna Lewis leads K-State with career-best averages of 16.0 points, on a .553 field goal percentage, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. She ranks fifth in the Big 12 in scoring, fifth in field goal percentage and ninth in rebounding. She ranks 26th in the nation in field goal percentage.
• In her career, Lewis has scored 914 points and pulled in 506 career rebounds. With 86 points, she will become the 24th player in program history with 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds. She ranks 29th in school history for career rebounds.
• Lewis has reached double figures in points 45 times including 10 games with 20 or more points. This season she has scored 20 or more points seven times, which marks the most by a Wildcat since Brittany Chambers tallied 22 games with 20 or more points in 2012-13. She has also pulled in five or more rebounds 54 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 rebound and three or more blocks in a game.

Wesemann Dials up her Own Number    
• Junior guard Kindred Wesemann is on a career-high pace this season.
• For the season, Wesemann is averaging 13.3 points and 3.3 assists. She is shooting 39.6 percent from the field including 41.6 percent from beyond the arc.
• She ranks 10th in the Big 12 in scoring, leads the Big 12 in 3-point field goals made per game (2.8) and is sixth in 3-point field goal percentage. She ranks 33rd in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage.
• Wesemann has surpassed her career season-highs in points (307), field goals made (89), 3-point field goals made (64) 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.
• Against Oklahoma on Feb. 9, Wesemann was 6-of-8 from beyond the arc. She has 13 career games with four or more connections from the 3-point line, including seven this season and a career best of eight against Texas last season. The eight made 3-point field goals were the most in a Big 12 game last season and the most in a conference game in school history.
• For her career, Wesemann has drained 153 three-point field goals and is ninth in school history. Her career 3-point field goal percentage is .342 which has received a significant boost from this season’s effort of .416.