Late Rally Not Enough for K-State


MANHATTAN, Kan. – A late rally brought K-State back into a 62-60 lead, but a jumper by Texas Tech’s Amber Battle at the end of regulation and a 9-0 run to open overtime sent K-State to its third loss at home this season, 74-68.

The Basics
• Score: Texas Tech 74, Kansas State 68 (ot)
• Records: Kansas State (15-9, 5-8 Big 12), Texas Tech (15-10, 5-8 Big 12)
• Quick Hitter: Haley Texada scored nine of her 11 points in a two-minute window late in the second half to push the Wildcats in front, but a Battle jumper forced overtime.
• Leaders: K-State was paced by Breanna Lewis with her second straight double-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Ashia Woods added 14 points, five rebounds and three steals. Texas Tech was led by Rayven Brooks with a game-high 26 points.

First Half
• Texas Tech started out hot from the field, shooting 5-of-7 from the floor for a 15-11 lead with 11:29 to play.
• K-State was able to cut the Lady Raiders lead to one, 21-20, as Bri Craig finished a fast break layup with 6:17 to play. Texas Tech rebuilt its lead to five, 25-20, with four quick points.
• The Lady Raiders took a 30-24 lead with under 20 seconds remaining, but Kindred Wesemann drained a jumper with a second remaining to pull K-State to within four, 30-26, at the half.
• The Wildcats shot .393 (11-of-28) from the field, while Texas Tech shot .500 (10-of-20) including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc. K-State forced Tech into eight turnovers, while K-State turned the ball over just four times.

Second Half
• Texas Tech held off the Wildcats in the opening stages of the second stanza and increased its lead to nine, 49-38, with 11:46 to play on the strength of a 9-2 run.
• After Texas Tech secured a 13-point lead with 9:37 remaining, K-State used a 9-0 run to claw back to within four, 53-49, with 5:52 to play.
• The Lady Raiders rebuilt its lead to eight, 58-50, with 4:02 to play. The Wildcats again climbed back into the game and took a 62-60 lead with 34.9 remaining in regulation. Texada scored nine of K-State’s 13 points during a 13-2 run over a three and a half minute stretch.
• Texas Tech’s Amber Battle, who finished with 14 points, connected on a game-tying jump shot with 16.0 seconds left. K-State’s final possession fell just short as a game-winning layup fell off the rim.

Overtime
• Texas Tech outscored the Wildcats12-6 in the extra session, which included a 9-0 run to open up overtime.

Game Totals
• K-State shot just .397 (27-of-68) from the field, while Texas Tech recorded the highest field goal percentage allowed by K-State this season of .540 (27-of-50).
• Texas Tech outrebounded K-State, 38-30.
• The Wildcats held the edge in points in the paint, 44-28, and points off turnovers, 24-12. K-State forced 20 Texas Tech turnovers, while K-State surrendered just 11.
• The Wildcats finished with 11 steals, which is the 17th time this season K-State has pilfered 10 or more steals.

Noteworthy
• Sunday’s game was the 28th meeting between K-State and Texas Tech. K-State leads the series, 15-13.
• K-State’s starting lineup of guards: Haley Texada, Kindred Wesemann and Shaelyn Martin and forwards: Breanna Lewis and Ashia Woods is 11-3 this season.
• K-State has now made a 3 in 265 consecutive games dating to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Lewis tallied two blocks on Sunday. She now has 79 blocks for the season and is second in school history for blocks in a single season. Her career total stands at 123 and ranks fourth in school history. She has registered 20 career games with 10 or more points, including a team-leading 15 this season. Lewis has 26 career games with five or more rebounds, including eight career games with 10 or more rebounds.
• Woods reached double figures for the 30th time in her career and 12th time this season. Woods ranks 27th in school history for career assists with 179. This was Woods’ 38th career game with two or more steals.
• Texada reached double figures for the 38th time in her career and the 11th time this season.

Coming up Next
• K-State travels to Austin, Texas to face Texas on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Longhorn Network and will be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com/allaccess.