Longhorns Hand Wildcats First Home Loss

Jalana Childs

Feb. 9, 2011

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – An onslaught of 3-pointers by the Texas Longhorns and a cold streak of their own prevented the Kansas State Wildcats from getting win No. 799 on Wednesday night in Bramlage Coliseum, as Texas won 69-59. Texas shot an impressive 55.6 percent on 10-of-18 from beyond the arc to hand K-State its first loss at home this season while the Wildcats hit on just 5-of-20 from deep.

The Wildcats could not find a way to slow the Longhorns on the perimeter with Chassidy Fussell hitting on 4-of-7 and Yvonne Anderson making 3-of-4 from 3-point range. The 10 connections from beyond the arc by Texas were the most allowed by K-State this season and the most by a Wildcat opponent since Iowa State made 12 on March 12, 2008. Texas (16-6, 5-4) used its range to build a 16-point lead with just under eight minutes to play in the contest. Texas also was able to take advantage of turnovers better than K-State.

K-State (16-6, 6-3) had fewer turnovers than Texas winning that battle, 15-19, but the Longhorns converted the mistakes into more points. The Wildcats scored 13 points off turnovers compared to the 18 by Texas.

In the second half, K-State chipped away at the lead only to see the Longhorns respond. The Wildcats cut the lead to single digits on multiple occasions, but Texas scored to again put the game out of reach thanks to clutch shooting down the stretch.

The Wildcats were led by Jalana Childs with 17 points posting double digits in scoring for the fourth consecutive game. She also pulled down five rebounds to lead the team and came up with three steals on the defensive end. Brittany Chambers and Taelor Karr joined Childs in double figures scoring 14 and 11, respectively.

K-State returns to action on Sunday when the Wildcats travel to take on No. 20 Iowa State in Ames. Tip is set for 4 p.m. on ESPN2 for a nationally televised contest from Hilton Coliseum.