K-State women’s basketball heads into final stretch of Big 12 play against the Red Raiders

Senior guard, Kindred Wesemann goes up to the basket during the K-State game against Oklahoma State in Bramlage Coliseum on Jan. 28 2017. (Sabrina Cline | The Collegian)

After a gritty win over Oklahoma State on Saturday, the Kansas State Wildcats women’s basketball team takes on the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock, Texas, tonight.

Combined wth Saturday’s game, tonight’s might be the last time the Wildcats play consecutive unranked opponents all season. It will also be the final of two regular-season games between the two opponents.

K-State beat Texas Tech 68-54 on Jan. 7 in Bramlage Coliseum.

After tonight, half the opponents the Wildcats will play are currently ranked, starting with the No. 12 Texas Longhorns, who the Wildcats travel to play Saturday night. They then are scheduled to play a ranked opponent following every unranked opponent for the rest of the season if the current rankings hold.

Senior guard Kindred Wesemann had 34 points in K-State’s win over Oklahoma State. She leads the team in 3-pointers made, free-throw percentage, minutes played and steals. She is also second on the team in points, just one point behind senior center Breanna Lewis, who leads the team with 309 points.

Texas Tech is having a rough year in conference play. Compared to the Wildcats’ 6-4 conference record, the Red Raiders are 3-6. They have lost four straight games and five of their last six, which started with their loss to the Wildcats.

Most recently, the Red Raiders lost to the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday. K-State beat Kansas 73-60 earlier this season.

The Wildcats and Red Raiders tip off at 6:30 p.m. and can be seen on FS Plus.

Shelton grew up in the desert southwest. A native of Lancaster, California, he mostly grew up in south Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Colorado Springs, Colorado before moving to Kansas and graduating from Junction City High School. He started working as a news writer for the Collegian in 2009 before taking a three-year break from college. He returned to K-State in 2013 and has since worked for the news desk, feature desk, as a copy editor and now as a sports writer. He enjoys tap dancing, writing anything possible, reading court opinions and watching Arizona Coyotes hockey.