MANNHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Twiggy McIntyre hit four free throws in
the final 35 seconds Wednesday night as Kansas State beat Texas
Tech 53-51 in the conference opener for both.
Jessica McFarland led the Wildcats with 12 points in a game in
which both teams struggled from the floor. McIntyre, Claire Coggins
and Kimberly Dietz each added 10 points for Kansas State.Free throws were the difference in the game, with the Wildcats
(11-1, 1-0 Big 12) hitting 15-of-17 from the line, while the Red
Raiders went 10-of-19. Both teams hit only 31 percent of their
shots from the floor.Kansas State did not score a field goal in the final 9:20 of the
first half and didn't get a basket until more than 3 minutes into
the second, when Coggins hit a jumper to tie the game at 24-24.Erin Grant led Texas Tech (5-7, 0-1) with 12 points, while
LaToya Davis pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds, 13 of them in
the second half. LaVonda Henderson had 11 points and Alesha
Robertson added 10 for the Red Raiders.