No. 22 Wildcats prepare for struggling Horned Frogs

Then-junior guard Kindred Wesemann analyzes the court on Feb. 27, 2016 in Bramlage Coliseum. Wesemann had three assists in the game against Baylor. (File Photo by Rodney Dimick | The Collegian)

As the Big 12 season rolls on, the Kansas State Wildcats women’s basketball team will look to continue their win streak when the team takes on the TCU Horned Frogs tonight in Bramlage Coliseum.

The No. 22 Wildcats have been playing like one of the better teams in the Big 12. Their 4-2 conference record places them fourth in the conference standings, behind only the No. 2 Baylor Bears and the No. 12 Texas Longhorns, which are both undefeated in conference play and the No. 20 Oklahoma Sooners, who have one loss. The Wildcats have two conference losses, against Baylor and Oklahoma. They play the Longhorns in early February.

The Wildcats enter the game 14-4 overall and on a three-game winning streak. They have lost only once to an unranked team, losing to the Northern Iowa Panthers on Dec. 22, 2016. They also lost against the No. 1 Connecticut Huskies, who haven’t lost since 2014.

K-State will rely on seniors center Breanna Lewis and guard Kindred Wesemann against the Horned Frogs. Lewis is the Wildcats’ leading scorer this year with 14.5 points a game to go along with 8.7 rebounds a game. Wesemann averages 13.5 points a game.

It hasn’t been an easy road for the 9-8 Horned Frogs either, especially in conference play, where the Horned Frogs are 1-5. In that span, they have played four ranked opponents, losing to all of them and as well as to unranked Oklahoma State.

TCU is led by junior guard AJ Alix. Alix averages 12 points a game, runs the offense well and averages 4.6 assists per game.

The Horned Frogs are coming off their only conference win, a five-point victory over unranked Iowa State on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Wildcats are coming in having won four of their last five, their only loss being the one to the Sooners in Norman, Oklahoma, on Jan. 4. Prior to that loss, they also beat then No. 12 West Virginia.

K-State and TCU will tip off at 7 p.m. and can be seen on FCS Pacific and K-StateHD.TV

Shelton grew up in the desert southwest. A native of Lancaster, California, he mostly grew up in south Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Colorado Springs, Colorado before moving to Kansas and graduating from Junction City High School. He started working as a news writer for the Collegian in 2009 before taking a three-year break from college. He returned to K-State in 2013 and has since worked for the news desk, feature desk, as a copy editor and now as a sports writer. He enjoys tap dancing, writing anything possible, reading court opinions and watching Arizona Coyotes hockey.