Jan 12, 2020 7:02 AM

K-State Women Secures Sixth Straight Big 12 Road Win

Posted Jan 12, 2020 7:02 AM

LUBBOCK, Texas – With a complete team effort on Saturday afternoon at United Supermarkets Arena, Kansas State picked up its sixth straight Big 12 road win with a 76-72 victory at Texas Tech. K-State has won 11 of the last 12 meetings in the series with the Lady Raiders including nine straight wins. The Wildcats have won seven straight games in Lubbock.

"Today was a hard-fought game, as neither team could get away from each other at any point in this game," said K-State head coach Jeff Mittie. "I thought Tech made some big plays, but I was proud of our group for answering those threes. I am proud of our players for regrouping and making some tough plays."

The Wildcats have tied the school record for consecutive Big 12 road wins with six, extending a streak that started in the beginning of February of 2019.

K-State (7-6, 1-1 Big 12) used an 8-2 run in the first quarter to build a 12-7 lead. Peyton Williams scored eight of K-State's first 12 points. Texas Tech closed out the quarter with a 5-0 run to even the game, 12-12.

The Wildcats would hold a three-point lead to open the second quarter, as Christianna Carr started the frame with a 3-pointer. K-State would hold that edge until Jo'Nah Johnson would bury a Texas Tech 3-pointer to give the Lady Raiders a 24-23 lead.

An Angela Harris 3-pointer started a 6-0 burst for K-State. Freshman Emilee Ebert would add an old-fashioned 3-point play with a jumper and a free throw for a 29-24 K-State lead with 3:44 remaining.

Texas Tech (12-2, 1-2 Big 12) would turn to Brittany Brewer to bring the Lady Raiders back into the game. Brewer would score five points in a 7-0 run to give the Lady Raiders a 31-29 lead.

K-State would grab the momentum heading into the locker room. Jasauen Beard pulled in her own missed shot and finished with a layup. Harris would then collect a steal and find Carr racing down the floor for a layup before the halftime buzzer and a 35-33 K-State lead.

The Wildcats built their largest lead of the afternoon, 50-41, as the Wildcats used a 7-0 run and force a Texas Tech timeout with 5:13 remaining in the third quarter. Williams started the run with her second 3-pointer of the frame. Harris then knocked down an off-balance jumper and Ayoka Lee moved past Brewer for the layup.

The Lady Raiders rallied back to tie the game at 52 with 48 seconds left. Texas Tech buried three 3-pointers in four possessions to even the game. K-State would go in front before the end of the quarter, as Savannah Simmons connected on a corner 3-pointer before the buzzer to give K-State a 55-52 lead.

Texas Tech grabbed the lead, 60-59, with four quick points with 6:44 remaining. Harris then pushed K-State back into a five-point advantage, 65-60, with six straight points. The Wildcats would never trail for the final 4:38 of the game.

The Wildcats saw three players in double figures led by Williams with 21 points including a 5-of-6 effort from the foul line, eight rebounds, four assists and a steal. Lee notched her fifth game with 20 or more points with 20 points, nine rebounds and a career-high three steals. Harris tallied 17 points, six assists and four rebounds.

Texas Tech was led by Brewer with 17 points and 17 rebounds.

K-State shot 43.5 percent (30-of-69) from the field including six connections from beyond the arc. Texas Tech ended the day at 40.6 percent (28-of-69). K-State forced 15 turnovers and had just eight for the day.

Kansas State returns to Bramlage Coliseum to begin a two-game home stand on Wednesday, January 15, against Oklahoma State at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday's game is National Popcorn Day, as popcorn will be available for $1 at the Bramlage concession stands. Tickets for Wednesday's game are available by calling (800) 221-CATS or by visiting kstatesports.com/tickets.

Wednesday's game will be broadcast on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ and on the K-State Sports Network.

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Sunday Sports Headlines

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jared Butler scored 22 points, and fourth-ranked Baylor beat No. 3 Kansas 67-55 for the Bears' first win in 18 tries on the hallowed hardwood of Allen Fieldhouse. MaCio Teague added 16 points for the Bears, who snapped a whole slew of ignominious streaks with their victory in Lawrence. They beat a top-five team on the road for the first time in 22 attempts. Isaiah Moss scored 15 points and Marcus Garrett had 11 for the Jayhawks, who lost leading scorer Devon Dotson to an injury for a long stretch midway through the game.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Perron celebrated his selection to the NHL All-Star Game by scoring in his fourth straight contest, helping the St. Louis Blues to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers. Robert Bortuzzo, Vince Dunn, Zach Sanford and Jaden Schwartz also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who are 11-2-1 in their last 14. Filip Chytil and Brett Howden scored for the Rangers, who fell to 1-5-1 in their last seven on the road. The Rangers had a two-game winning streak snapped.

WASHINGTON (AP) — St. Louis Blues winger David Perron and former teammate T.J. Oshie were voted by fans as two of the final representatives Saturday for NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis. The 31-year-old Perron is having one of the best seasons with 19 goals and 26 assists and is a first-time All-Star. Oshie has 18 goals and 15 assists for the Washington Capitals. The 33-year-old spent his first seven NHL seasons with the Blues and won the Stanley Cup with Washington in 2018. Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes were also voted in by fans.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Matt Coleman III scored 14 points and Texas used suffocating second-half defense to beat Kansas State 64-50 and earn the Longhorns their first Big 12 win of the season. Texas held the Wildcats scoreless for the first eight minutes of the second half. The Longhorns forced four shot-clock violation turnovers before Kansas State scored its first basket of the half. Texas extended its lead when Courtney Ramey made consecutive 3-pointers and fed Andrew Jones a nifty lob pass for a layup as the Longhorns pulled away. Cartier Diarra led Kansas State with 14 points.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Dru Smith scored 22 points and dished six assists to lead Missouri to a 91-75 victory over Florida. The Tigers (9-6, 1-2 Southeastern Conference), who entered the game ranked next-to-last in the league in scoring offense, tied their season-high point total. They shot a blistering 61.5% from the field and 63.2% from 3-point range. Kerry Blackshear led Florida (10-5, 2-1) with 22 points.

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Miller Kopp scored 15 points, and Northwestern snapped a five-game losing streak, hanging on to beat Nebraska 62-57 Saturday. Nebraska's Cam Mack nailed a 3-pointer from the right to cut it to 60-57 with 51 seconds left. After the Wildcats' Pete Nance missed from beyond the arc, Pat Spencer blocked a potential tying 3 from the wing by Dachon Burke. Kopp then made two free throws with nine seconds left to seal Northwestern's first win since Dec. 15 against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Mack scored 11 for the Cornhuskers, who shot just 31.3% and made 9 of 30 3-pointers.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mitch Ballock scored 19 points and went 5 of 9 from 3-point range, and Ty-Shon Alexander added 18 points lifting Creighton to a 77-65 victory over Xavier at Cintas Center, giving Bluejays head coach Greg McDermott his 500th career victory as a head coach.  Creighton (13-4, 2-2 Big East) which made only three 3-point shots in Tuesday's loss to Villanova, its fewest since 2017, hit 9 of 23 attempts on Saturday. Naji Marshall led Xavier with 21 points and Paul Scruggs had 19 as the Musketeers suffered their second straight Big East loss at home.  

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jordan Goodwin scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Saint Louis pulled away from Richmond in the second half for a 74-58 win. Goodwin had seven points in a 21-2 run that put the Billikens 58-45. The Spiders had taken a 43-37 lead to break away from a 31-31 tie at the half. Javonte Perkins added 14 points for Saint Louis, which went 14 of 21 from the field and 14 of 18 from the foul line in the second half. Nick Sherod led the Spiders with 17 points.

AP-Scorecard

Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Houston 139 Minnesota 109

Final Chicago 108 Detroit 99

Final Boston 140 New Orleans 105

Final L.A. Lakers 125 Oklahoma City 110

Final Dallas 109 Philadelphia 91

Final Cleveland 111 Denver 103

Final Milwaukee 122 Portland 101

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Vancouver 6 Buffalo 3

Final Carolina 2 Los Angeles 0

Final OT Boston 3 N-Y Islanders 2

Final OT Montreal 2 Ottawa 1

Final Tampa Bay 1 Philadelphia 0

Final New Jersey 5 Washington 1

Final St. Louis 5 N-Y Rangers 2

Final Chicago 4 Anaheim 2

Final Calgary 4 Edmonton 3

Final Columbus 3 Vegas 0

Final San Jose 2 Dallas 1

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final San Francisco 27 Minnesota 10

Final Tennessee 28 Baltimore 12

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (1)Gonzaga 87 Loyola Marymount 62

Final (2)Duke 90 Wake Forest 59

Final (4)Baylor 67 (3)Kansas 55

Final (5)Auburn 82 Georgia 60

Final (7)San Diego St. 83 Boise St. 65

Final (9)Oregon 78 Arizona St. 69

Final Indiana 66 (11)Ohio St. 54

Final (13)Louisville 67 Notre Dame 64

Final (14)Kentucky 76 Alabama 67

Final (15)Dayton 88 UMass 60

Final (16)Villanova 80 Georgetown 66

Final (17)West Virginia 66 (22)Texas Tech 54

Final OT Syracuse 63 (18)Virginia 55

Final Wisconsin 58 (20)Penn St. 49

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TODAY'S SPORTS SCHEDULE

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Miami at New York 3:30 p.m.

Utah at Washington 3:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Brooklyn 6 p.m.

Golden State at Memphis 6 p.m.

San Antonio at Toronto 6 p.m.

Charlotte at Phoenix 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Denver 8 p.m.

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Nashville at Winnipeg 2 p.m.

Vancouver at Minnesota 4 p.m.

Buffalo at Detroit 5 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Arizona 6 p.m.

Toronto at Florida 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at New Jersey 7 p.m.

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Houston at Kansas City 3:05 p.m.

Seattle at Green Bay 6:40 p.m.

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(8)Michigan St. at Purdue 12 p.m.

(19)Michigan at Minnesota 1 p.m.

(21)Memphis at South Florida 4 p.m.

(23)Wichita St. at UConn 12 p.m.

(24)Arizona at Oregon St. 10 p.m.

Utah at (25)Colorado 6 p.m.

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