Winning streak ends at two for Wildcat women’s basketball team

Junior guard Karyla Middlebrook goes up for the shot during the K-State game against Oklahoma State in Bramlage Coliseum on Jan. 28 2017. (File Photo by Sabrina Cline | The Collegian)

Three times in the fourth quarter Saturday night, the unranked Kansas State Wildcats women’s basketball team tied the score against the No. 12 Texas Longhorns.

Ultimately, however, Texas came out on top, winning 63-58 in Austin, Texas.

Senior guard Kindred Wesemann had 21 points for the Wildcats, senior center Breanna Lewis had 14 and junior guard Karyla Middlebrook had 12 in the loss.

K-State moved to 7-5 in the conference. Despite the loss, they maintained their fourth-place standing in the Big 12, in part due to the Iowa State Cyclones beating No. 22 West Virginia 80-55 in Morgantown, West Virginia, Saturday night.

The Wildcats will have until Saturday to brace for the coming Cyclones. Unlike most weeks so far this season, the Wildcats will not play a Wednesday night game, giving them a full six days to prepare.

The Cyclones beat the Wildcats once this season, winning in Ames, Iowa, 75-69 back on Jan. 21.

Saturday’s game is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum.

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.