March 4, 2009
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Marlies Gipson scored 24 points as Kansas State upset No. 15 Texas 66-50 on Wednesday.
Ashley Sweat added 14 points for the Wildcats (22-6, 9-6 Big 12). Brittainey Raven led the Longhorns (20-9, 8-7) with 12 points.
Neither team could gain control of the game until the Longhorns used an 8-0 run--all by Erika Arriaran--to take a 20-13 lead midway through the half. But two straight baskets by Kansas State's Shalee Lehning sparked an 18-5 run that gave the Wildcats a 31-25 lead at the break.
A basket by Raven cut the deficit to 4 with 16:47 left in the second half. But the Wildcats held Texas without a field goal for nearly nine minutes and used a 17-3 run to extend their lead to 54-36 with 6:10 remaining.
Kansas State maintained a double-digit lead for the rest of the game.
· Texas finished the regular season 5-1 against Big 12 North opponents.
· The Longhorns shot 45.5 percent (5-of-11) from three-point range, marking their highest percentage from beyond the arc since Oklahoma State on Feb. 18 (.565, 13-of-23).
· UT held its opponents’ bench scoreless for the third time this season (San Diego State, Colorado), 21-0.
· The game saw seven lead changes but no tied scores.
· Spurred by an 8-0 run by Erika Arriaran, UT held a 20-13 lead with 9:08 remaining in the first half before KSU closed with an 18-5 run to lead by six points at the halfway point, 31-25.
· Texas failed to connect on a field goal from 13:18 to 4:39 in the second half, a span of 8 minutes and 38 seconds.
· Scored a team-high 12 points (4-of-6 FG, 1-of-1 3FG, 3-of-3 FT) … led UT in scoring for the 16th time this season and 59th in her career.
· Reached double-figure scoring for the 14th time this season and 36th in her career.
· Recorded a team-high eight rebounds … led UT in rebounding for the 13th time this season and 25th in her career.
· Also reached double-figure scoring with 10 points (4-of-9 FG, 2-of-6 3FG) for the 20th time this season and 29th in her career.
· Scored eight-straight points (1 FG, 2 3FG) from 11:12 to 9:08 in the first half to give Texas a 20-13 advantage.
· Recorded a game-high three blocks.