With 47 combined points from Peyton Williams and Kayla Goth, Kansas State defended its home floor against in the 2018 Postseason WNIT with a 74-57 win over Utah on Sunday evening. K-State is now 16-4 all-time in the WNIT including a 16-2 record in Bramlage Coliseum.
Kansas State will face UC Davis on Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets for K-State’s second round matchup with Utah are available now, by calling the K-State Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS, visiting www.kstatesports.com/tickets or by stopping by the K-State Athletic Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum.
Tickets are priced at $15 for chair backs, $10 for adult general admission and $5 for youth and senior citizens. All K-State students will receive free entry by showing a valid K-State ID at the door.
K-State (18-15) featured a trio in double figures, as Williams tallied a game-high 24 points while Goth contributed 23 points. Williams added seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals to her final stat line. Goth dished out four assists and added two blocks.
Williams is the first Wildcat to score 20 or more points in consecutive Postseason WNIT games since Brittany Chambers during the 2013 Postseason WNIT.
With her four assists, Goth now ranks tied for 11th in Big 12 history for assists in a season with 221. The junior from DeForest, Wisconsin, needs nine assists to set the school single-season record for assists currently held by Shalee Lehning (229; 2008-09).
Joining Williams and Goth in double figures was senior forward Kaylee Page with 11 points, four assists and three steals.
Utah (18-14) was led by Megan Huff with 23 points, including 15 points in the first half, and nine rebounds. Also in double figures for the Utes was Tanaeya BoClair with 14 points and seven rebounds.
K-State used an 11-0 run over a three-minute stretch to seal the win over the Utes. A layup from Williams with 1:47 remaining in the game gave the Wildcats their largest lead of the night at 72-52.
For the game, K-State shot 49.1 percent (28-of-57) which was boosted by shooting 50.0 percent or better in the final three quarters. Utah shot 32.3 percent (20-of-62) but were forced into 14 turnovers resulting in a 14-11 edge for K-State in points off turnovers.