Fresh off a comeback win against TCU, the Kansas State women’s basketball team will take on the No. 16 Oklahoma Sooners at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Bramlage Coliseum.
It will be the second time the Wildcats face the Sooners this season. They lost the previous meeting in overtime 85-80 in Norman, Oklahoma on Jan. 4.
Five Wildcats scored in double figures in that game, led by junior guard Karyla Middlebrook’s 27. Oklahoma narrowly stymied a Wildcat comeback attempt, outscoring the Wildcats 18-13 in overtime after getting outscored 23-13 in the fourth quarter by the Wildcats.
Senior guard Kindred Wesemann is on fire for the Wildcats, leading the team in scoring in the last four games, and in five of the last six. Senior center Breanna Lewis has also been a force offensively. One of the two has led the team in scoring in 21 of their 27 games this season.
The Sooners are led by redshirt senior guard Peyton Little, who averages 13 points per game. She also leads the Sooners in average minutes per game and has started all 27 games for the Sooners this season.
Tonight’s game starts what will be a grueling seven days for the Wildcats. After tonight’s game against the Sooners, they will travel to Lawrence to take on the Jayhawks on Saturday. Just two days later, they’ll end the regular season with a game against No. 6 Texas.
Then it will be on to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. The Wildcats have clinched a first round bye and will play March 4, opponent and time still to be determined.