Cats Fall at No. 12 Texas, 62-41

AUSTIN, Texas - Freshman Brittany Chambers led Kansas State with 11 points, but 12th-ranked Texas used a 13-0 run midway through the second half to surge past the Wildcats, 62-41, Wednesday night at the Erwin Center.

With the loss, the Wildcats fell to 12-13 overall and 4-7 in Big 12 play, while the Longhorns improved to 19-6 and 8-3.

After Texas took a 33-21 lead in the early stages of the second half, K-State went on runs of 8-0 and 13-2 to claw back into the contest. Jalana Childs' jumper at the 12:37 mark brought the Wildcats to within one at 35-34, but the Longhorns took control with 13 straight points and closed the rest of the game on an impressive 27-7 run.

Chambers was the lone Wildcat in double figures Wednesday. Childs finished with nine points and seven rebounds, while Ashley Sweat finished with nine points and Kari Kincaid had eight. Texas' Kathleen Nash led all scorers with 22 points, while Cokie Reed added 13.

K-State shot just 26.8-percent from the floor Wednesday night, while Texas shot 47.6-percent thanks in part to a scorching 73.7-percentage (14-19) in the second half. The Wildcats missed on all 10 three-point attempts in the first half but hit 4-of-13 in the second half to push its streak of consecutive games with a made three-point field goal to 100.

A back and forth contest, highlighted by seven lead changes in the opening frame, saw Texas secure its largest lead of the first half on a Reed three-point play with 3:36 to play, 21-16. K-State's defense stifled Texas for the remainder of the stanza, holding the Longhorns scoreless and getting a layup from Chambers to pull to 21-18 at the half.

The Wildcats shot .276 from the field in the opening frame, while holding Texas to just .261. K-State also forced the Longhorns into 11 first-half turnovers and 20 for the game.

K-State returns to Bramlage Coliseum on Sunday, when the Wildcats host Oklahoma. The game will mark K-State's participation in the WBCA "Pink Zone" initiative. The first 4,000 fans will receive a free pink K-State t-shirt sponsored by Mercy Regional Health Center, Briggs Auto and GTM Sportswear. The game, which will be televised nationally by Fox Sports Net, will tip at 2 p.m.

Tickets remain available online at www.k-statesports.com or by calling the athletics ticket office at 1-800-221-CATS.