March 29, 2023

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Texas’ protection incorporates Ok-State, Wildcats fall in Massive 12 match

Ahead Sarah Shematsi drives to the basket towards Texas. Ok-State performed the Longhorns on March 4 and misplaced 52-80. The theme of the sport was “Nationwide Women and Ladies in Sports activities Day,” and after the sport the Wildcats honored its two seniors. (Archive picture by Macey Franko | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State girls’s basketball was eradicated from the Massive 12 match in a defense-driven battle.

The sport’s tone was set from tipoff: hard-fought basketball with a heavy emphasis on protection. Ok-State was in a position to restrict Texas as finest it may within the first half, limiting the Longhorns to solely six factors within the first quarter and 12 within the second however shortly ran out of steam within the third.

Each groups struggled with offense early, lacking simple pictures and free throws and producing copious turnovers; nevertheless, every group stored tempo with the opposite. Going into the half it appeared as if the Wildcats had all of the momentum, weathering the storm of Texas’s offense.

The offensive efficiency for Texas quickly improved within the second half whereas the Wildcats’ remained a lot the identical. Ok-State would go on an eight minute scoring drought whereas the Longhorns piled on a 13-0 run ending the quarter with a lead of 17.

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The fourth quarter noticed the Wildcats put up a extra environment friendly offense, scoring 20 factors. Guard Serena Sundell would go down with an damage with beneath 4 minutes left in play driving to the basket, lacking the remainder of the sport.

A significant component for the shift within the second half was offensive rebounding. The Longhorns began capitalizing on controlling the backboard and creating second-chance factors. Texas ended the sport with 14 second-chance factors and 16 offensive rebounds. 

Ok-State confirmed flashes, however towards the top-seeded group within the Massive 12, its offensive efficiency was inconsistent at occasions and turnover plagued at others. The Wildcats dedicated 12 turnovers within the second half to Texas’ three.

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Whereas a disappointing loss for the Wildcats, its defensive efficiency supplies a constructing block for potential match play within the NIT match.