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K-State Slate: 1.29.15 - Basketball wins and woes

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The women's team wins an OT thriller and the men's team deals with the aftermath of a loss.

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Curtis Kitchen cooks up a catch-all post and notes the basketball team is not quite there yet.

Kansas State scored its 150th Big 12 win in an overtime thriller, holding off Oklahoma State 52-51. Haley Texada drained a free throw with 4.8 seconds to go to seal the win, which was particularly sweet as she was forced to watch her teammates take on the Cowgirls from the sidelines in Stillwater. (John Zetmeir, Topeka Capital-Journal)

Senior guard Ashia Woods led the team with her second career double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds), while Breanna Lewis and Texada finished with 12 and 10 points respectively.

Hopefully, the win will reset the team for the rest of the conference schedule, as they're still bringing up the rear in the Big 12 Power Rankings. (Andrew Hammond, K-State Collegian)

"Bar room brawl" is one way to describe the West Virginia game. Kansas State struggled against a grittier, tougher team, and never seemed to get into any sort of rhythm. (Allan Taylor, West Virginia MetroNews)

But there's some good news too: the knee injury to Nino Williams appears to be minor. (Kellis Robinett, Kansas City Star)

In news that should surprise exactly nobody, Kansas State is unlikely to schedule a Power 5 opponent in 2016 for the open slot on the schedule. This is in keeping with the program's usual trend of scheduling at least seven home games in a given year. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

Kansas State is looking to bounce back from the loss to #1 UCLA at the ITA Kickoff. The team will travel west again to take on Colorado in Boulder on Saturday and Air Force in Colorado Springs on Sunday. The Wildcats won the last meeting against Colorado in Manhattan in 2014. This is their first-ever contest against Air Force.

Kansas State begins a road trip today, with the multis traveling to Lawrence for the Jayhawk Invitational. The team opens with the men's heptathlon today. Meanwhile, the rest of the team will be in Albuquerque for the New Mexico Team Invitational.