K-State takes down No. 12 Iowa State at Bramlage in upset win

Guard Jaelyn Glenn reaches for the ball against TCU. The Wildcats beat Texas Christian University 64-48 on Jan. 21, 2023. (Archive photo by Macey Franko | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State advances to 14-9 (3-7) after defeating No. 12 Iowa State in a high-scoring game in Bramlage.

Early play favored Iowa State as they stretched a lead to 4-0. K-State would quickly respond, following up with a 7-0 run and ending the quarter with a 15-13 lead. 

Iowa State mainly dominated the second quarter, outscoring K-State 23-17 with four 3-point shots and controlling the backboard with 10 rebounds to K-State’s five.

The second half had both teams producing more efficient offense, shooting an almost identical 47.5% from Iowa State to 47.4% from K-State on the night, scoring eight 3s in the second half.

Guard Jaelyn Glenn would help push Iowa State out of reach late with a wide-open 3 with under two minutes left in regulation to put K-State up by five.

Three players for K-State entered double figures on the night. Guard Gabby Gregory ended the night with her second-straight 20-point performance, and guard Serena Sundell and Glenn both recorded over 14 points and five rebounds.

For Iowa State, four players entered double figures. Nyamer Diew recorded a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds on the night. The Cyclones dominated on rebounding, collecting 35 boards to the Wildcats’ 28.

Iowa State ranked second in the Big 12 in rebounding but second-to-last in the Big 12 in turnovers. The Wildcats were able to force 16 turnovers, scoring 21 points off of them.

K-State will continue their league play against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at 1 p.m. on Feb. 5 in Lubbock, Texas.