Baylor Bears

Texas Hands Kansas State Second Straight Big 12 Loss

Vic Schaefer.

The No. 12 Texas Longhorns defeated the No. 2 Kansas State Wildcats, 61-54, which shook up the Big 12 women’s standings entering next week.

The Longhorns (21-3, 8-3) handed the Wildcats (20-3, 9-2) their second straight loss in Big 12 action. With the result, the Oklahoma Sooners are in first place in the Big 12.

Meanwhile, No. 13 Baylor (17-4, 6-4) defeated Houston (12-10, 3-8), 83-60.

 

Freshman Madison Booker led the Longhorns with 20 points, as they shot 41.1% from the field. forward Taylor Jones dropped in 13 points. But, forward Aaliyah Moore had a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. With that help, Texas outrebounded Kansas State, 39-30.

Kansas State played another game without center Ayoka Lee, with Eliza Maupin leading the way with 18 points, including a 7-for-7 game from the floor. Serena Sundell added 14 points and eight assists. Gabby Gregory dealt with early foul trouble, played just 17 minutes and didn’t score.

Baylor had six different players in double figures, led by Dre’Una Edwards’ 15 points. Yaya Felder had 14 points, Darianna Littlepage-Buggs scored 12 and three Bears added 10 points — Jada Walker, Aijha Blackwell and Bella Fontleroy.

Houston, meanwhile, got 14 points from Laila Blair.

With the win, Baylor remains three games back of Oklahoma and still has an opportunity to work its way up the standings to try and claim one of the four double-byes in the Big 12 Tournament next month.

Right now, those top four seeds belong to Oklahoma, Kansas State, West Virginia and Texas.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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