Kansas State Women’s Basketball showed fans how tough they are on Saturday. The Wildcats put on a furious rally to beat TCU in Fort Worth 68-65.
Jeff Mittie’s team wrapped up another February road trip in style to end a three-game losing streak at the other purple team’s arena. It gave the Wildcats a 19th win matching their win total from last season.
Turnovers and rebounding again were a big part of the victory.
Kansas State forced 17 turnovers and grabbed 35 rebounds. TCU had more boards but the ‘Cats did an outstanding job on the glass.
As we said on Twitter before the tip, the Wildcats needed to get double digit scoring from Kindred Wesemann.
She led the ‘Cats with 19 including a school record 12 in the critical fourth quarter. In addition to the scoring, she was responsible for 6 steals. The most she’s had in a game.
Winning on the road is tough, especially when you trail early. The Wildcats wanted no part of what happened in Morgantown.
TCU had an early 17-6 lead. The ‘Cats were having difficulty in the paint. Jeff Mittie made some adjustment and midway through the 2nd quarter the Wildcats were within 6. They trailed by 8 at the half.
Despite shooting 21.1 percent in the third quarter, Kansas State outscored TCU 15-10 in the third quarter to pull to within three, 52-49. Kaylee Page was red hot at the end of the third frame, scoring the team’s final nine points including a pair of 3-pointers, according to a media release from Kansas State Athletics.
Not long after, the Wildcats took their first lead of the game, 64-63, with 1:55 left in the fourth quarter as Wesemann buried consecutive 3-pointers.
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Soon after, Wesemann pocketed a steal and fast break layup to push the Wildcats in front, 66-65, with 1:08 remaining. Free throw from Wesemann and Middlebrook provided the final margin of victory.
Now that they’ve shown this kind of fight, the Wildcats can prepare for Tuesday’s game against Oklahoma after some home cooking in Manhattan.