K-State dominates WSU in the first round

Guard Jaelyn Glenn holds the ball against Texas in the Wildcats' senior night game in Bramlage Coliseum on March 4. The Wildcats took a loss against the Longhorns, 80-52. (Archive photo by Avery Johnson | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State women’s basketball advances to the second round of the WNIT tournament after a strong 90-56 performance against Wichita State.

Early game saw both teams begin settling into play. The Wildcats struck in the first quarter with three 3-pointers to obtain a 19-12 lead that they would maintain through the rest of the game.

Wichita State entered the matchup as a top-40 team in rebounding and would need to rely on controlling the backboard to maintain control of the game.

Entering the second quarter, the Shockers fell behind quickly in a scoring drought. K-State’s defense forced five turnovers and pushed out to a commanding 20-point lead. K-State controlled the paint throughout the first half with 11 second-chance points and limited WSU possessions.

The second half continued much of the same for Wichita State as they fell behind after a relentless K-State offensive attack. K-State ended the night with four players in double figures and 10 players scoring a basket.

It was a well-balanced offense for the Wildcats, having 18 assists on the team to Wichita State’s eight. Guard Jaelyn Glenn racked up a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Wildcats shot over 40% from 3 with 11 made.

For Wichita State, Curtessia Dean played a pivotal role in the team, scoring a team-high 22 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Dean kept the pressure on K-State’s defense and was effective at creating space.

K-State survives and advances to the second round of the WNIT bracket where they will take on the winner of the Texas A&M Corpus Christi vs Wyoming matchup.