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.
K-State offense dominates in Baylor upset
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.