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SLATE: K-State women come up short

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A depleted lineup suffers its first loss of the season.

Peyton Williams had 16 points and 18 boards, but it wasn’t enough.
Peyton Williams had 16 points and 18 boards, but it wasn’t enough.
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What was already a dangerous proposition yesterday became even moreso when Kansas State took the court against the unbeaten Texas-Arlington Mavericks. Jeff Mittie’s squad was without the services of Cymone Goodrich, Savannah Simmons, and Rachel Ranke due to injuries while Christianna Carr was slowed from the lingering effects of strep throat.

All that, and a lot of mistakes, led to a 57-53 loss yesterday at Bramlage, dropping the Cats to 3-1 on the season. It was potentially a problem with a solution, but Mittie had expected Ranke and Simmons to be available before, basically, finding out too late to prepare the team for their absence. Sean Collins has all the details at the Mercury.

Our pal Greg Woods also weighed in at the Merc with some analysis of those mistakes, including a horrendous shooting percentage from the floor.

The ladies will be heading to the Bahamas this weekend for the Junkaroo Jam, where they’ll face Memphis at 2:00 Friday afternoon before clashing with either Michigan State or LSU on Saturday.

As for the men, they’ll be in action against Pittsburgh Panthers at the Fort Myers Tipoff at 5:00 this evening, and we’ll have all the details for you later in the day.

That’s it for this morning, as it’s been pretty quiet on the news front since yesterday.