KU Holds Off K-State, 70-60

LAWRENCE, Kan. - For just the second time in the last 19 meetings in the Sunflower Showdown, K-State came out on the short end of the scoreboard as Kansas defeated K-State, 70-60, in Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoon.

Kansas State (11-11, 4-4 Big 12) was led by senior forward Ashley Sweat with 17 points and seven rebounds. This was the 12th straight game the McPherson, Kan., product has reached double figures and the 20th time this season. With her seven rebounds, Sweat climbed into 17th in school history with 563 boards for her career.

Also in double figures for the Wildcats were freshmen guards Brittany Chambers and Taelor Karr. Chambers tallied 14 points, while Karr notched 10. This is the eighth time this season the trio has reached double figures in the same game.

Kansas (14-7, 4-4) was led by freshman guard Monica Engelman with 16 points, five assists and four rebounds in her first career start. Also in double figures for the Jayhawks were Carolyn Davis with 14 points and 10 rebounds and LaChelda Jacobs with 10 points.

The Jayhawks finished the first half with a 10-point lead at 36-26. Kansas shot .536 from the field, while K-State shot .407. The Wildcats were led by freshman guard Brittany Chambers with 11 points, while freshman guard Taelor Karr chipped in with eight in the opening stanza.

K-State cut into a 16-point second half Kansas lead with an 11-1 run capped by an Ashley Sweat three-point field goal with 11:47 to play to make the score 45-39.

After dropping back to a 10-point Kansas advantage, K-State received a layup from Jalana Childs and a three-point field goal from Kari Kincaid to trim the lead to five with 7:13 to play. The Jayhawks rebuilt the lead to 12 with 3:57 to play, but a pair of Sweat jumpers brought K-State to within eight, 59-51, with three minutes to play.

The Wildcats finished the game shooting .424 from the field, while the Jayhawks shot a blistering .563.

K-State returns to Manhattan to face Missouri on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, please contact the K-State athletics ticket office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com.

Wednesday night's game will also be broadcast live on FSN Kansas City and on the K-State Sports Network.