K-State women’s basketball team looks to extend streak against Jayhawks

Junior guard Shaelyn Martin dribbles down the court during the K-State game against Oklahoma in Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 21 2017. (Sabrina Cline | The Collegian)

The Kansas State women’s basketball team heads to Lawrence to play their final regular-season road game Saturday against the Kansas Jayhawks. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse.

The last time the two teams played, K-State beat Kansas 73-60 back on Jan. 11. Senior center Breanna Lewis had a double-double in that game, scoring 15 points and recording 10 rebounds. Senior guard Kindred Wesemann also contributed 10 points in the win.

A win would be the Wildcats’ seventh straight against the Jayhawks. The last time the Wildcats lost to Kansas in women’s basketball was on March 7, 2014. Since then, the Wildcats have beaten the Jayhawks six consecutive times, including the postseason, by an average of 10 points per game.

That’s their longest winning streak against any current member of the Big 12 conference.

The Wildcats have also won four straight against Texas Tech, and three straight against TCU.

Tuesday’s win against No. 16 Oklahoma Sooners gave the Wildcats their first 20-win season since 2011-2012. A win in Saturday’s game would give the Wildcats their 21st win of the season, a feat they haven’t achieved since 2010-2011, when they lost to No. 9 Purdue in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Saturday’s game will be the final road game of the regular season for the Wildcats. After that, they’ll finish their regular season with a home game against the No. 6 Texas Longhorns Monday night.

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.