K-State trailed by five at the half, but used 38 points in the second half and lockdown defense in the fourth quarter to register a 62-52 win on Tuesday night in Gallagher-Iba Arena over Oklahoma State. This was K-State’s third win in the last four meetings in Stillwater.
K-State (15-13, 9-8 Big 12) trailed by five, 29-24, at the half but dashed out of the locker room by shooting 7-of-8 from the field and take a 41-35 lead with 5:14 remaining. Christianna Carr scored eight points during a 13-2 K-State run.
With a 45-44 lead entering the fourth quarter, K-State increased its advantage to seven, 53-46, with a 9-2 run over a four-minute stretch. Ayoka Lee carded four points during the run.
Peyton Williams would score four of K-State’s next six points, including her second 3-pointer of the night. Angela Harris would finish a layup with 2:29 remaining to give K-State a 59-51 lead. During the second half, K-State shot 48.3 percent (14-of-29) from the field including 50.0 percent from beyond the arc.
Oklahoma State (15-14, 6-11 Big 12) was held to just eight points in the final quarter and 18.8 percent shooting (3-of-16). The Cowgirls were held to just one field goal in the final 4:54 of the game.
Harris led K-State with 16 points. This was her 18th game in double figures this season and her fourth straight. The Cypress, Texas, product added five rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Joining Harris was Lee with 13 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. With the double-double, Lee has established a new school record for double-doubles in a season with 18.
Williams tallied her 23rd game this season in double figures with 11 points and four rebounds.
K-State knocked down eight 3-pointers on Tuesday night, the most the Wildcats have made in a Big 12 game this season. The Wildcats controlled the boards, 46-35.
K-State caps its 24th Big 12 regular season schedule on Sunday, March 8, as the Wildcats host Kansas in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown at 2 p.m. Sunday’s game is K-State’s Senior Day, as K-State women’s basketball will honor its three seniors – Jasauen Beard, Angela Harris and Peyton Williams – in a postgame ceremony.