Trying to build on the excitement of their upset win over 12th-ranked Oklahoma State on Wednesday night, the Kansas State Women’s Basketball team looked like it may be on a roll when they built up a nine-point first half lead during Saturday’s game at Texas. The Longhorns had every reason to fold up the tents and go home as they came into the contest without a win in Big 12 play. However, they found their wind and cut the Wildcat advantage to two points by halftime.
Then in the second half, K-State appeared to hit a wall, which is something that can happen to a team with only seven healthy players. The Wildcats were held to just 14 second half points as Texas pulled away for a 59-40 victory at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. The big blow was the Longhorns 18-3 run to begin the second half, a run from which K-State could just not recover.
Despite the loss, Senior Britney Chambers continues to rack up milestones as she became the sixth player in the history of the Big 12 to reach 1,700 career points, 700 career rebounds and 300 career assists. Chambers led K-State in scoring with 15 points while Nneka Enemkpali of Texas led all scorers with 20 points.
Kansas State (12-8, 3-5) has a week off before its next game when they host arch-rival Kansas on February 2nd at Bramlage Coliseum. The Jayhawks were nine-point winners in the first meetings between the two teams earlier this month in Lawrence. Tipoff next Saturday is set for 2 p.m.
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