#15 UT Women Collapse Before Kansas State

The #15 University of Texas Longhorns (20-6, 10-4 Big 12 Conference) fell to the unranked Kansas State University Wildcats (16-10, 7-7 Big 12 Conference), 69-60.  K-State won both meetings of the team this season. 

The Longhorns collapsed not once, but twice to the Wildcats.  Texas led by 9 points late in the first quarter, but limped into the locker room trailing 27-26.  Texas player were not on the same page in the first quarter, committing six very sloppy turnovers.

Texas exploded to start the third quarter, opening with a 16-1 tear.  But the Wildcats battled and reduced that margin to a 1-point deficient to start the fourth quarter.  Kansas led by as many as ten points in the final frame before closing on a 69-60 win. 

Kayla Goth led Wildcats with 15 points.  Peyton William recorded a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds, one point shy of 1000 career points.  K-State was on fire from beyond the arc, making 10 of 23 attempts (44%).   Coming into the game K-State was averaging 29%. 

Destiny Littleton led Texas with 16 points and 4 rebounds.  Danni Williams contributed 14 points and 4 rebounds.  Sug Sutton, averaging 12.9 points per game, was held to 6 points.  Texas out-rebounded K-State 42-39, far below their season average rebound margin of +11.4. 

“It’s worrisome to me. Very,” Texas head coach Karen Aston said. “Just because we were at home, had a 14-point lead and we didn’t buckle down enough to keep the lead. They were more competitive than we were in the fourth quarter and that worries me.” 

K-State head coach Jeff Mittie commenting on his team victory said, “We lost our poise (during UT’s 16-1) run, but when we regained it, we were fantastic.” 

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