Longhorns Sink Wildcats, 61-34

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State scored a season-low 34 points and dropped its third consecutive game in a 61-34 loss to Texas at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.


The Wildcats were held to their lowest shooting percentage of the year as the Longhorns’ stingy defense limited Kansas State to 14 of 55 (25.5 percent) for the game.


Kansas State scored the first basket of Saturday’s game but missed its next nine attempts as the Longhorns jumped out to a 9-2 lead. The Wildcats fanned on all eight three point attempts in the first half and trailed Texas 27-14 at the break.


K-State got within 11 points after a basket by Ashley Sweat at the 14:28 mark in the second half but continued shooting woes kept the Wildcats behind by double digits throughout the rest of the game.


The Wildcats failed to connect from behind the three-point arc for the first time since Dec. 30, 2003 against Southeast Missouri State.


Sweat and Claire Coggins led the Wildcats with eight points each and Kansas State lost for the fifth time in the last six games without Marlies Gipson.


Tiffany Jackson and Erneisha Bailey paced the Longhorns with 12 points as Texas took its fourth win in the last five meetings between the teams.


The Wildcats continue their trek through Big 12 Conference competition and play host to Nebraska next Wednesday at 7 p.m.