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Okay-State protection steals the present, successful over UMKC

Anticipating the following play, freshman ahead Eliza Maupin appears to be like throughout the courtroom through the recreation in opposition to College of Central Arkansas on November 8, 2022 at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats gained 83-43 of their season house opener.
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Kansas State girls’s basketball advances to 9-1 after a large victory over UMKC, with 20 steals in a powerful defensive efficiency.

All through the primary quarter, each groups settled into play, ending the primary quarter with a 15-13 Okay-State lead. The second quarter was a distinct story, with Okay-State pushing out to a 15-point lead and by no means trying again. 

The Wildcats had a powerful defensive efficiency scoring 32 factors off turnovers, thanks partially to UMKC turning the ball over 33 occasions. Okay-State prompted 20 steals of the 33 turnovers, essentially the most by this system in over seven years.

The Wildcats had a quiet night time offensively, taking pictures 36.4%. Each groups struggled to shoot from past the arch with solely 5 made three-pointers all night time.

“Not an excellent night time offensively for us however I assumed the protection picked us up,” head coach Jeff Mittie mentioned. Obtained quite a lot of steals, received quite a lot of free performs, however yeah, actually I believe that issues I talked to them about is, you recognize, we’ve received to play extra constant, be a bit sharper. We simply appeared a bit out of sync however I liked our power within the third quarter. That must be one thing that we’re not turning on and off like a faucet. We have to have that power for longer stretches. However the power within the third was actually huge and actually stretched the lead out.”

Regardless of the low taking pictures percentages, 4 Wildcats scored double-digit factors with freshman ahead Eliza Maupin and sophomore guard Brylee Glenn placing up factors.

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“We knew getting in that we actually needed to play aggressive protection,” Glenn mentioned. “We knew that we may reap the benefits of a number of the issues that we did. I’m pleased with my teammates for going on the market and getting steals after which particularly benefiting from them like operating the ground and with the ability to make performs off of that.”

Okay-State will look to advance to 10-1 as they play South Dakota State at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Bramlage Coliseum.