MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Kendra Wecker had 21 points and 13
rebounds to lead No. 17 Kansas State over Kansas 73-46 on Saturday.
It was Wecker's 49th career double-double and she closed to 38
points of former teammate Nicole Ohlde's Big 12 career-scoring
mark. She has 2,203 career points.
Laurie Koehn added five 3-pointers and 19 points for the
Wildcats (20-6, 11-4 Big 12), who remain tied for fourth in the Big
12 with one game remaining. The top four teams receive first-round
byes in the conference tournament.
On the night when Kansas State retired Wecker's jersey, she
scored 10 points during a 26-5 run that blew open the game early.
Kansas State led 38-18 at halftime and by as many as 30 in the
second half, allowing a senior class that has gone 100-25 over the
last four years to enjoy its final game at sold-out Bramlage
Aquanita Burras scored 11 points and Crystal Kemp added eight
points and 12 rebounds for Kansas (12-14, 5-10), which struggled
offensively. The Jayhawks shot just 31 percent from the field and
went 2-for-10 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Kansas closed to 40-25 on Burras' basket and a free throw by
Erica Hallman early in the second half, but Kansas State answered
with a 12-0 run capped by Wecker's spinning jump shot to lead 52-25
with 11:37 to go.
Wildcat coach Deb Patterson substituted liberally after that but
allowed Wecker, Koehn and fellow seniors Megan Mahoney, Chelsea
Domenico and Brie Madden to share the court one last time with
under five minutes to go.