Kansas State Women Fight, Come Up Short in Austin


The Kansas State Women took a tough, Texas February road trip. After opening the journey with a victory on Wednesday, they did everything but win at nationally ranked Texas 63-58.

Jeff Mittie’s team scared the Longhorns from the opening tip. Kansas State opened with a 6-0 run thanks to layups from Breanna Lewis and Kindred Weseman to force a Texas timeout two minutes into the game.

In fact Kansas State went on scoring runs to start all four quarters on Saturday at the Erwin Center.

Texas always had an answer. The Longhorns 16-2 run over a six-minute span to secure a 43-36 lead with 1:53 left in the third quarter was especially tough.

Kansas State was determined to come back and they did.

Kansas State methodically climbed back into the game during the fourth quarter.
Kindred Wesemann helped the Wildcats rally into a tie three times with under five minutes to play. She converted a three-point play on a layup and free throw, then knocked down a 3-pointer with 2:54 left to even the game at 57. She finished with a team-high 21 points.

It wasn’t enough. Texas held the ‘Cats to a single point to close out the game.

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While the Kansas State defense forced 15 turnovers, they gave up 21 turnovers.
Freshman Eternati Willock led the team with 9 rebounds.
Despite the loss, Jeff Mittie’s team should be proud of the effort on this trip. They knocked off Texas Tech and almost won in Austin. They need focus their attention on finishing the regular season strong.

Kansas State returns to Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday, Feb. 11, to host Iowa State at 1 p.m.