Wildcats struggle in second half against TCU 

Guard Gabby Gregory looks to make a pass against the Baylor Bears. The Wildcats played the Bears at Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 15, 2023, winning the match 87-68. (Archive photo by Avery Johnson | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State women’s basketball falls to 15-12 (4-10) after losing to an efficient TCU offense.

In the first quarter, K-State was outscored by TCU’s offense as the Horned Frogs sank three 3-pointers, shooting for 40%. The Wildcats would be plagued by turnovers in the quarter, committing six.

The Wildcats settled into play in the second quarter, fighting back into the competition with a 17-6 run to cut the lead to one heading into the second half.

The second half found K-State tying TCU for much of the third quarter until K-State fell behind because of a scoring drought, leaving the Wildcats down 54-44 at the end of the quarter. The Horned Frogs shot 52% in the third quarter and slashed through the K-State defense.

The fourth quarter belonged solely to TCU. The team sped through K-State’s offensive rhythm, causing both turnovers and fast break points extending the Horned Frog lead over double figures for the night. 

TCU shot extremely well from beyond the arc, ending the match with six 3-point shots — landing 46% on the night.

For TCU, the combination of Tara Manumaleuga and Lucy Ibeh led the scoring with a combined 33 points. Ibeh had an efficient night for the Horned Frogs, only playing a total of 17 minutes. Ibeh recorded a team-high in rebounds and points in those 17 minutes of action.

For K-State, guard Gabby Gregory led in scoring, putting up 12 points on the night and five rebounds. Guard Jaeyln Glenn played a large factor in the Wildcat offense, scoring eight points, four rebounds and two steals. 

K-State will play its in-state rival Kansas Jayhawks at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Bramlage Coliseum.