FORT WORTH, Texas – Kansas State ended a three-game losing streak on Saturday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum with a 57-54 win over TCU. The Wildcats won the season series with the Horned Frogs.
K-State (11-7, 2-4 Big 12) was led by senior Brittany Chambers with 24 points. With her point total on Saturday night, Chambers moved into fifth on the K-State career scoring list with 1,721 career points, passing Diana Miller (1987-1991; 1,705). This was Chambers’ 17th game in double figures, including her ninth game with 20 or more points. Chambers also pulled in eight rebounds and dished out five assists.
Also in double figures for K-State on Saturday was senior Mariah White. The product of Midwest City, Okla., notched a personal season-high 11 points. She also added six rebounds, five assists and two steals to her final stat line.
The Wildcats were 10-of-36 from beyond the arc on Saturday night. For the week, K-State was 23-of-80 from behind the 3-point line and set the school record for three-point field goals attempted in a game on Wednesday night against Baylor with 44. The 36 three-point field goal attempts on Saturday night set the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum record for an opponent.
TCU (7-10, 0-6) was led by Zahna Medley and Kamy Cole with 21 and 12 points, respectively. Latricia Lovings grab a game-high 13 rebounds.
K-State jumped out to a quick 14-6 lead, as Chambers connected on three 3-point field goals while Ashia Woods added a fourth. TCU narrowed the K-State lead to four, 16-12, with 10:34 on a Kamy Cole jumper.
The Wildcats built a 10-point lead, 22-12, with a 6-0 run midway through the opening half. Chantay Caron carded four points during the run, while Haley Texada added an offensive rebound and putback with 8:52 remaining.
The Horned Frogs closed out the first half on a 9-2 run to close K-State’s lead at the half to 29-27. TCU’s run was dominated by Medley, as she tallied three 3-point field goals to end the stanza.
K-State used a 10-2 run to begin the second half to rebuild its lead to 10, 39-29 with 15:53 to play. TCU answered the run with a 9-0 rally of its own to narrow the K-State advantage to one, 39-38, with 12:53 to play. Chambers ended the Horned Frogs’ run with a three and jump start a 9-2 run for the Wildcats. K-State also received triples from Ashlynn Knoll and Haley Texada to boost the lead to 48-40 with 7:42 to play.
TCU clawed back into the game with nine straight points to take its first lead of the game, 49-48, with 4:46 to play in the second half. Medley was big during the rally with five points.
K-State reclaimed the lead, as Chambers was fouled on a three-point attempt with 2:03 to play and cashed in all three free throws to push K-State into a 52-49 lead. Chambers then drove the lane and dished to Ashia Woods for a layup to increase the lead to 54-51.
The Horned Frogs cut the lead to two, 55-53, after a pair of Cole free throws. Chambers answered with two free throws of her own for a 57-53 lead. A desperation three from Medley fell just short to tie the game.
K-State returns to Bramlage Coliseum on Wednesday, Jan. 23, to face Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. Wednesday’s game will feature a 70s Night promotion, as the first 300 students will receive a 70s K-State t-shirt. Fans can also take advantage of the “Wildcat Weekday 4 Pack.” To purchase tickets, contact the K-State Athletic Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.