Kansas State Women’s Basketball Worthy Of Ranking


For the first time in almost 5 seasons, the Kansas State Women’s basketball team is ranked among the nation’s best. They deserve the attention.

For the third straight season, the Wildcat women are off to a 10-1 start for head coach Jeff Mittie and the Kansas State women’s basketball program was elevated on Monday to 24th in the week 7 Associated Press top-25 poll.  The last time they were ranked- January 2012.

Mittie has the ‘Cats playing outstanding defense and playing teams others avoid. Their only loss is to the defending national champions. Everyone loses to UConn.

Give Mittie credit for bringing the Huskies to Manhattan. Give the KSU athletic department credit for hiring Mittie.

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On Sunday, the ‘Cats used a strong second half defensive performance and outscored Princeton, 38-17, in the second half on the way to a 60-42 win over the Tigers at Bramlage Coliseum.

With 71 points in the week 7 poll, Kansas State earned the No. 24 spot and they are the fifth Big 12 team to appear in this week’s poll behind Baylor (3), West Virginia (13), Texas (16) and Oklahoma (20).

This is Kansas State’s 162nd week all-time to appear in the AP poll and the first time since Jan. 16, 2012 when the Wildcats checked in at No. 23. This is the first time in program history that K-State has been ranked No. 24 in the poll.
As a ranked team, K-State owns an all-time record of 211-71 (.748).

Kansas State has been led in the 2016-17 season by the senior duo of Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann. Lewis leads the team in points (14.5 ppg), field goal percentage (.679), rebounds (9.1 rpg), blocks (2.3 bpg).

Lewis needs 10 blocked shots to become the K-State career record holder in the category.

Wesemann is second on the team in points (14.4 ppg) and paces the team in three-point field goals made and attempted (34-of-92, .373), free throws made and attempted (30-33, .909) and steals (1.8 spg). She needs 21 points to become the 40th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark in a career, according to a media release for KSU Athletics.

K-State will conclude its non-conference schedule on Thursday, as the Wildcats travel to Northern Iowa for a 7 p.m., tip-off in Cedar Falls.