Kansas State lost 82-67 to Texas Saturday in a game nobody cared about based on the mere 49 comments in the game thread. We’re expressing similar feelings, and that’s all we’ll say about that. They’ll be in Norman tomorrow to take on Oklahoma.
The women, meanwhile, are scheduled to finally retake the floor on Wednesday at West Virginia. The big women’s basketball news this weekend, however, didn’t involve K-State at all.
On February 6, 2017, Baylor lost to Texas at the Ferrell Center. They then started a winning streak, which kept going and going and going. 61 times the Bears took the floor on their home court; 61 times they won.
On Saturday, Iowa State decided they’d had just about enough of that nonsense. Behind Ashley Joens and her 27 points, 14 of which came in the fourth quarter to help hold off a desperate Baylor charge, the Cyclones ended the Bears’ winning streak in a 75-71 win for the ages. It was Baylor, last year, which put an end to Connecticut’s 98-game home winning streak.
And now, on to the main story of the weekend. Saturday at Ahearn, K-State repeated as champions of the annual KU-KSU-WSU Triangular. It wasn’t even close; K-State racked up 261 points to KU’s 203.5 and Wichita State’s 197.5. Which means that Tejaswin Shankar, the day’s leading scorer with 25 points individually, wasn’t even necessary. Shankar won the men’s long jump, high jump, and triple jump while also recording points in the 60m hurdles and shot put. The women also swept the jumps, with Maddie Righter taking the high, Rhianna Phipps the long, and Chantoba Bright the triple.
Donovan Turner and Vitoria Alves swept the 60m hurdles, while Kyle Gale (in a meet-record 47.42 seconds) and O’Shalia Johnson swept the 400m events. The mixed relay team captured the 4x400m.
Other winners: Shaelyn Ward in the women’s weight throw, Kassidy Johnson in the women’s mile and 800m, Shalysa Ray in the women’s 60m, Sydney Burton in the women’s 1k, and Taishia Pryce in the women’s 200m.
This weekend, the Cats will finally hit the road for the first time this season as they travel down to the Flaw for the Jayhawk Invitational.