In what is now become terribly routine, the Kansas State men’s basketball team lost. This time, the loss was a 70-59 decision to Texas and a 26-point performance from Courtney Ramey.
There was a little bit of light in the Kansas State basketball universe, as the women pulled off a come-from-behind 60-54 win over Texas. If you’re keeping track, that’s three times in the last four games that the Wildcats have trailed late in the fourth quarter but rallied to win.
The BatCats lost. Again. This time it was a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to Utah. Heading into the ninth inning, Kansas State had a 1-0 lead and Jordan Wicks and Tyler Eckberg had combined to carry a no-hitter into the contest’s final stanza. But it was not to be, as a leadoff single from the Utes’ Matt Richardson broke up the no-hitter and tied the game. Utah then loaded the bases and Vinny Zavolta took it home for the Utes.
At the Westbrook Invitational in Peoria, Arizona, Kansas State’s Heather Fortushniak posted two rounds of near-perfect scores for a 3-under-141. It was a career best outing for her, and puts her in the top 25 of individual standings at the event. along with teammate Niamh McSherry who is currently at 2-under-142. Meanwhile, the team is in sixth place with a combined score of 5-under-570.
Kansas State lost a close tie to hosts Iowa 4-3 in Iowa City yesterday. The whole match came down to a wild match between the Wildcats’ Anna Turco and Iowa’s Samantha Mannix, with Mannix winning 7-6, 3-6, 7-6(4).
Up next, the tennis team returns home to take on SMU on Friday.
At the Steve Miller Open, the track athletes got in their final home competition of the indoor season. The event helped a number of athletes train for the Big 12 Indoor Championships while allowing others to get useful reps in competition. The level of competition was not that high however, so Kansas State pretty much cleaned up.
Winners included Kyle Acline (men’s high jump), Jessica Williams (women’s pole vault), Kindel Nordhus (women’s long jump), Angelo Gordon (men’s long jump), Konstantina Romaiou (women’s triple jump), Cameron Lewis (men’s shot put and men’s weight throw), Helene Ingvaldsen (women’s weight throw), Ashley Petr (women’s shot put), Cailan Steward (women’s mile), Lauren Taubert (women’s 60H), Donovan Turner (men’s 60H), Wurrie Njadoe (women’s 60m), Travis Hodge (men’s 800m), Jullane Walker (men’s 200m), Anna Keeley (women’s 3000m), and the women’s 4x400 relay team (Akia Guerrier, Nordhus, Ariel Okorie, Taubert).