No. 8 Women’s Basketball Defeats Kansas State 75-64 on the Road

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Lashann Higgs scores a game-high 26 points to lead the Longhorns.

texassports.com – No. 8 Texas earned its second conference road win of the season on Sunday, defeating the Kansas State Wildcats at Bramlage Coliseum 75-64. Texas (13-1, 4-0 Big 12 Conference), which trailed by as many as seven points in the first half, rallied to take a halftime lead thanks to a 10-4 run by the Longhorns that included all 10 points from junior guard Lashann Higgs.

Higgs led the way for the burnt orange and white, accumulating 26 points (9-for-12 from the field, 3-for-3 in three-pointers, 5-for 6 in free throws). Senior Ariel Atkins, who played her 100th career game for the Longhorns, was next with 11 points. Senior Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Texas trailed the entire first quarter, ending the period at 15-12.

Senior Brooke McCarty responded to Mary Lakes’ lay-up at the start of the second quarter by sinking a three, bringing the score to 17-15, Kansas State. After regaining their footing from the first quarter, the Longhorns defense held the Wildcats scoreless for over two minutes and went on a 4-0 run to bring the game within a single point margin. After Kansas State’s Ashley Ray sunk a jumper, Higgs answered with a three to tie the game for the first time. The teams went back and forth in scoring before Higgs and freshman Rellah Boothe sank three pointers within 40 seconds of each other, bringing the score to 30-24, in Texas’ favor.

Texas’ lead went largely uncontested in the second half of play.  Back-to-back periods of scoring 22 points in the second and third quarters while allowing the Wildcats offense only 11 and 18 points, respectively, gave the Longhorns a strong foundation. Texas took advantage of their momentum and utilized a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter. Texas’ last points of the game came from a Caron-Goudreau lay-up at 2:52. Kansas State was able to end the game on a jumper from Cymone Goodrich after a 9-0 run.

Texas went 11-for-13 in free throws and had 19 offensive rebounds to Kansas State’s five. Texas tallied 24 points from second-chance opportunities alone.

Kayla Goth led Kansas State (9-6, 1-3) in points with 17. The Wildcats shot 43.9 percent (25-of-57) from the field and made six three-pointers.

Next, Texas will face off in Fort Worth, Texas against the TCU Horned Frogs on Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. A radio broadcast can be found on 105.3 FM in Austin and at TexasSports.com/audio.

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