MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Claire Coggins scored 20 points to become the 32nd Kansas State player with 1,000 career points, leading the Wildcats to a 48-45 upset of No. 17 Texas A&M on Saturday.
The Aggies had a chance to win in the final seconds, but Coggins stole the ball and then hit one free throw to give the Wildcats a 48-45 lead with 7 seconds left.A'Quonesia Franklin's desperation shot at the buzzer didn't fall and Texas A&M (10-3, 0-1 Big 12 Conference) dropped to 0-3 on the road this season.Kansas State (13-2, 1-1), won its 13th consecutive game at Bramlage Coliseum, dating back to March 17, 2006. It was the Wildcats' first win over a ranked opponent since a 72-69 victory over No. 11 Texas in the 2005 Big 12 Tournament.Coggins hit a 3-pointer with 9:09 left in the first half to reach the 1,000-point mark, but didn't stop there. She scored the final nine points of the half for the Wildcats, who trailed 26-24 at the break.Ashley Sweat scored 11 points for the Wildcats, who shot 47.5 percent from the field to make up for 24 turnovers. Marlies Gipson posted her third double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds.Takia Starks and Danielle Gant scored 10 points apiece to lead the Aggies, who shot 31.7 percent from the floor. Texas A&M missed its first 11 shots from beyond the arc before Franklin hit a 3-pointer with 5:13 remaining to pull the Aggies within a point.Texas A&M finished 1-of-13 from 3-point range.