The Kansas State women’s basketball team played Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, tonight, where they were able to capture a convincing 86-63 win to seal off the regular season.
This win was the fifth straight for the Wildcats in the series versus the Red Raiders. K-State is now 15-14 (7-11) and Texas Tech is 7-22 (1-17). The last time Texas Tech won against a conference opponent was at KU, where they scored 68 points against the Jayhawks.
Senior Kaylee Page got the scoring started with a three from junior Kayla Goth. K-State went into the locker room at halftime with a 45-24 lead over Texas Tech.
As a team, K-State was perfect from the free-throw line on seven attempts. They shot 47 percent from beyond the arc and 45 percent from the field.
The Wildcats were pretty evenly matched on the glass, as they were out-rebounded by three.
Goth and freshman Rachel Ranke each paced K-State with 12 points each in the first half.
Texas Tech’s scoring did not come from one person dominating against K-State. Jada Terry led the Red Raiders with seven points in the half.
To end the third quarter, K-State continued the scoring trend it carried over from the first half, outscoring Texas Tech 24-18.
Ranke continued to make an impact for the Wildcats ended the game with 26 of points as they made their way past the Red Raiders. She also had seven rebounds and two steals.
Goth contributed 15 points alongside senior Shaelyn Martin who added 14 points to the winning effort.
The Wildcats were able to maintain possession of the ball with Texas Tech’s 25 turnovers to K-State’s 14.
K-State shot 70 percent from the foul line on 20 attempts. They were outmatched on the boards 40-33. Texas Tech ended with 13 offensive boards against the Wildcat defense.
The Red Raiders struggled to make shots from both the floor and the foul line. They shot just 39 percent from the field and made only 15-24 of their free throws, a mere 62 percent.
The leading scorer for the Red Raiders was Lyndsey Whilby, who came off the bench to add 14 points, including three made shots from beyond the arc. Terry had six boards alongside Zuri Sanders, who had seven rebounds and four assists.
K-State has now ended the regular season, winning their last two games of conference play.
The Wildcats will look ahead to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City, which will run March 2-5.