Texas Shoots Down K-State on Wednesday

AUSTIN, Texas – Second chance opportunities and hot outside shooting in the first half by Texas sent K-State to its second straight loss, 76-58, at the Erwin Center.

The Basics
• Score: Texas 76, Kansas State 58
• Records: Kansas State (15-10, 5-9 Big 12), Texas (17-8, 6-8 Big 12)
• Quick Hitter: Offensive rebounds and hot three-point shooting from Texas sank K-State on Wednesday.
• Leaders: K-State was led by senior Haley Texada and Breanna Lewis with 17 and 13 points, respectively. The Longhorns had four players reach double figures led by Brady Sanders with 18 points.

First Half
• K-State built an early 9-2 lead, as Ashia Woods tallied five quick points. Texas used a 10-0 run over a three-minute stretch to gain a 12-9 lead with 12:08 to play.
• The Longhorns’ Brady Sanders used four 3-point field goals to push Texas into a 28-19 lead with 3:04 to play.
• Texas entered the half up 36-25, as the Longhorns made one field goal in the final three minutes but converted 6-of-8 from the foul line.
• K-State was outrebounded 21-11 in the first frame, while Breanna Lewis and Ashia Woods dealt with foul trouble.
• The Longhorns outscored K-State, 11-2, in second chance points coming off of 10 offensive rebounds.

Second Half
• The Wildcats scored eight points in the first five minutes, but Texas scored 11 to open up a 47-33 lead with 14:45 remaining. Brooke McCarty tallied seven of those points.
• K-State’s Deborah Meeks drained her second 3-pointer of the game to close to within 11, 47-36, with 14:30 remaining.
• Texas built its lead to 20, 62-42, with 8:32 remaining. The Longhorns built their lead by using a 15-6 run over a six minute stretch.
• A pair of three-pointers from Texada edged K-State back to within 13, 66-53, with 4:27 left.

Game Totals
• K-State shot .404 (19-of-47) from the floor, while Texas converted at .456 (26-of-57).
• K-State was 7-of-20 from beyond the arc.
• Texas outrebounded K-State, 36-25, and tallied a 16-7 edge in second chance points.
• The Longhorns also held a 21-4 advantage on points off turnovers, as K-State turned the ball over 19 times.

Noteworthy
• Wednesday’s game was the 29th meeting between K-State and Texas. Texas leads the series, 16-14.
• K-State’s starting lineup of guards: Haley Texada, Kindred Wesemann and Shaelyn Martin and forwards: Breanna Lewis and Ashia Woods is 11-4 this season.
• K-State has now made a 3 in 266 consecutive games dating to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Lewis tallied a block on Wednesday. She now has 80 blocks for the season and is second in school history for blocks in a single season. She is the second player in school history to block 80 or more shots in a single season (Marlies Gipson, 86). Her career total stands at 124 and ranks fourth in school history. She has registered 21 career games with 10 or more points, including a team-leading 16 this season.
• Texada reached double figures for the 39th time in her career and the 12th time this season.

Coming up Next
• K-State returns to Manhattan to host Oklahoma on Saturday at 7 p.m. Saturday’s game is the annual Play 4 Kay game. The first 4,000 fans will receive a free pink K-State Women’s Basketball t-shirt, while the Wildcats will wear pink uniforms. The game will be broadcast on Cox Cable and the Time Warner Sports Channel and will be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com/allaccess.