The K-State women (11-6, 2-3 Big 12) opened a big lead against No. 11 Texas (14-3, 4-1) Wednesday night in Bramlage Coliseum and won easily, 87-69.
The Wildcats led 23-13 after the first quarter and 42-23 at halftime. Though Texas opened the second half with a 9-2 run, K-State settled in and kept the margin in double-figures through the final buzzer.
K-State shot 30-56 (53.6%) from the field, including 11-19 (57.9%) from three-point range. They held Texas to 25-57 (43.9%) shooting. The ‘Cats also knocked down 16 of 18 free throws.
Four Wildcats reached double figures. Senior point guard Kayla Goth scored 20 and tossed 12 assists. Freshman Christianna Carr had 19, and Peyton Williams chipped in with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Kali Jones added 10 points. Both Goth and Williams played all 40 minutes of the game.
The win was K-State’s first in six attempts against ranked teams, and comes on the heals of a disappointing home loss to Kansas on Sunday, which ended a 10-game winning streak in the series against the in-state rivals.
Sug Sutton scored 22, and Danni Williams scored 18 for the Longhorns.
Jeff Mittie’s team will finish its three-game week on the road against Texas Tech at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.