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Kansas State 73, West Virginia 64

Kansas State 73, West Virginia 64

AVERY OSEN
ASSOCIATED PRESS

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Ayoka Lee scored 34 points and No. 10 Kansas State rallied to beat No. 22 West Virginia 73-64 in overtime.

Lee scored the opening basket of overtime which was followed by a two-pointer by Serena Sundell for an early four point lead in the extra frame. The Wildcats (23-4, 12-3 Big 12) used a 9-0 run in overtime to win by nine.

Kansas State was up 57-53 after Eliza Maupin made the second of two free throws with 10 seconds left. JJ Quinerly then hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining to get the Mountaineers within one. Lee made the second of two free throws a second later and Jordan Harrison beat the buzzer with a layup to send the game to overtime.

West Virginia (22-4, 11-4) had 11 points off turnovers in the first half after Kansas State committed 10 turnovers over the first 10 minutes of play.

The Mountaineers went on an 11-2 run in the third quarter to take a 38-32 lead, but in the fourth the Wildcats capitalized on three straight turnovers to take a 49-47 advantage.

West Virginia was led in scoring by Ja’Na Quinerly who had 23 points.

Kansas State has won 17 straight home games dating back to last year.

BIG PICTURE

West Virginia: Despite shooting 35% from the field, the Mountaineers found themselves in a position to win the game. Late turnovers in regulation haunted West Virginia in the loss.

Kansas State: The turnovers early in the game nearly plagued the Wildcats, but they’ve shown they’re good enough to overcome that.

Kansas State athletics press release

February 21, 2024





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