Women’s basketball sweeps season series against No. 15 Texas in Sunday win

Sophomore Ashley Ray celebrates sophomore Rachel Ranke's three-point shot against the Baylor Bears on Feb. 13. The Wildcats beat Texas 69-60 on the road Sunday afternoon. (Olivia Bergmeier | Collegian Media Group)

After a devastating loss at home last week, the Kansas State women’s basketball team bounced back to defeat the No. 15 Texas Longhorns 69-60 on Sunday afternoon in Austin, Texas.

With the upset win, K-State swept the Longhorns this season after beating them inside Bramlage Coliseum earlier this year.

The Wildcats’ record is now 16-10 overall this season and 7-7 in Big 12 Conference play, while the Longhorns are 20-6 overall and 10-4 in conference play.

K-State was led in scoring by senior guard Kayla Goth, who had 15 points. Junior forward Peyton Williams contributed 13 points, while sophomore guard Rachel Ranke and junior guard Jasauen Beard each had 11 points.

Williams also was very big for the Wildcats on the rebounding side as she had 14 rebounds, giving her a double-double in the game.

K-State once again shot three-pointers well after hitting 14 last weekend against Oklahoma. The Wildcats hit 10 threes in Sunday’s game to contribute to their nine-point victory.

With Texas up 5-4 in the first quarter, the Longhorns went on a 7-0 run to that turned into an early 12-4 lead over the Wildcats.

Texas continued to keep its distance and led 13-7 at the end of the first quarter.

Fortunately for Wildcat fans, K-State came out ready to go in the second 10 minutes of the half as they outscored Texas 20-13 and lead by one at halftime, 27-26.

In the second half, Texas got up by 14 points at 42-28, but the Wildcats came back and went on a 17-4 run to end the third quarter.

The Wildcats separated themselves in the fourth quarter and made some clutch free throws in the final minutes to take down Texas and win the season series 69-60.

K-State will look to keep its momentum going when the team travels to Fort Worth, Texas, to battle TCU at 5 p.m. Saturday.