Women's Basketball Bounces Back to Beat KU
How it happened:
• Both teams exhibited rivalry jitters in the early stages, as the teams combined for 10 turnovers and a tied score of 8 all. Senior Ashia Woods paced the Wildcats with six of the eight points.
• Sophomore Kindred Wesemann helped spark K-State with consecutive 3-point field goals to give the Wildcats a 16-15 lead with 6:32 to play.
• Trailing 19-16 with five and a half minutes remaining, the Wildcats strung together a 12-2 run to end the half with a 28-21 lead. Senior Haley Texada came up big during the run with seven of her nine first half points including a pair of 3-pointers. Sophomore Jessica Sheble filled in for sophomore Breanna Lewis, who was saddled with foul trouble, to contribute four points and four rebounds during the rally.
• The lead exchanged hands seven times in the opening frame, with five ties.
• K-State shot 10-of-31 (.323) from the floor in the stanza, while the Jayhawks were 8-of-26 (.308).• The Wildcats forced Kansas into 15 first half turnovers, resulting in 14 points for K-State.
• Sheble and Texada helped stake K-State to a 35-28 lead with 13:46 to play. Sheble notched five points while Texada added a layup.
• Texada connected on her third 3-pointer of the night and Lewis converted a layup to propel K-State into its largest lead of the night, 40-32, with 9:20 remaining.
• After Kansas used a 10-0 run, the Wildcats responded with a burst of a 12-0 run of its own. Woods registered five points, two steals and a rebound during the rally. Texada added four points.
Coming up Next
• K-State ends its two-game road trip on Saturday, as the Wildcats travel to Fort Worth, Texas, to face TCU at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com/allaccess.
TRACK AND FIELD TRAVELS TO AMES FOR BIG 12 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP
K-State Track and Field heads to Ames, Iowa this week for the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championship, set to kick off Friday, Feb. 27, in Iowa State's Lied Recreation-Athletic Facility. Held for the third-straight year in Ames, the Wildcats will look to improve upon last season's showing that saw the men take third overall and the women finish fifth.
Friday's action, which opens with the pentathlon 60-meter hurdles at 10 a.m., will consist of the multi-events in the morning to early afternoon, before transitioning to several individual events in the evening. The conference meet's final day of competition follows on Saturday, Feb. 28, with the conclusion of the men's heptathlon, as well as the rest of the individual track and field events.
To continue reading about the Championship meet, and to find out who to keep an eye on in both the women's and men's competition, please click here.