The women’s basketball team beats OU in overtime on the road

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Senior guard Angela Harris calls out a play during the women’s basketball game against Baylor in Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 8. The Bears held the Wildcats 54-40. (Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

The women’s basketball team took down the Oklahoma Sooners in overtime in Norman, Oklahoma, Sunday afternoon 87-85.

For the second time in a row, Kansas State faced a deficit going into the final quarter on the road and came away with a win. This time, it was seven points after a quick Sooner three at the start of the fourth quarter.

K-State’s strength came from their front court, who combined for 55 points and 32 rebounds in the match up.

The Wildcats went on an 11-0 run through the majority of the fourth quarter to take a four-point lead with just under five minutes to play.

The Sooners managed to tie it up, leaving the teams trading blows until the one-minute mark. With a tied game, senior forward Peyton Williams was fouled. She made one of two free throws to take a one-point lead.

Oklahoma’s chance to take a late lead was foiled when they missed the second of two free throws and K-State grabbed the rebound, but an empty possession once again set Oklahoma up to take the lead.

While the Sooners held for last shot, senior guard Angela Harris managed to knock the ball away and prevent Oklahoma from starting their play.

In overtime, Williams recorded six points, pulled down two key rebounds and made a crucial under-the-basket assist to redshirt freshman forward Ayoka Lee. She also knocked down two free throws with seven seconds to play to seal the game.

Williams finished the game with a career-high 31 points, 19 rebounds and six assists thanks to a 14-point third quarter.

Lee scored 24 points, nabbed 13 rebounds and blocked four shots. The freshman played with four fouls throughout the overtime period.

The Wildcats are now 12-11 on the year and 6-6 in conference play. They sit at fifth in the Big 12 and are on a two-game winning streak.

They take that streak back home Wednesday night where they host the TCU Horned Frogs in Manhattan on ESPN+.

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Nathan Enserro
Hi! I'm Nathan Enserro, a graduate student from Olathe, Kansas, working on a Masters in Mass Communication. I graduated in spring 2020 with a Bachelor's of Science in strategic communications from K-State. This is my fourth year covering K-State sports for the Collegian.