Lady Raiders fall to No. 14 Kansas State

LUBBOCK, Texas – Sophomore Bailey Maupin scored a team-best 17 points, but the Texas Tech Lady Raiders dropped their game against the No. 14 Kansas State Wildcats by a score of 73-49 on Saturday afternoon at the United Supermarkets Arena.


Maupin, who shot 50 percent from the 3-point line, tied her career high in threes with four to lead the Lady Raiders (16-15, 5-13 Big 12). This was also Maupin’s team-leading 25th double-figure scoring game.


Sophomore Jasmine Shavers also posted her 24th double-digit scoring game this year against the Wildcats (24-6, 12-5 Big 12) after totaling 14 points. She almost collected a double-double after recording a team-best eight rebounds and added four assists in the game. Following Shavers was Jada Wynn, who tallied seven points and six boards.


K-State opened the first quarter on a 5-0 run, but the Lady Raiders would tie it up thanks to a layup by Jazmaine Lewis and a 3-pointer from Maupin. The Wildcats scored five points right before the media timeout to lead 10-5. Both teams would only score five more points combined as the Wildcats took a 14-6 lead heading into the next quarter.


In the second period, Rhyle McKinney scored a three at the 8:23 mark but K-State would score the next five points to lead by a 21-9 score to force a Tech timeout. The Wildcats came out of the timeout with an 8-0 run before Jada Wynn nailed a three to stop it. Kansas State then scored seven of the next nine points before Maupin hit a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in the period as K-State led 36-17.


Maupin opened the third quarter with a 3-pointer, then Shavers connected with a couple free throws to try and close the gap. Texas Tech would not score for almost two minutes before the Lady Raiders called a timeout. Coming out of it, both K-State and Tech got layups, with the Lady Raiders’ coming from Lewis. The Wildcats outscored the Lady Raiders 5-2 to follow before the media timeout. Then, Loghan Johnson immediately scored three points for Tech, then Maupin added two more free throws to make it 47-31. K-State ended the quarter on a 7-3 run as they maintained the lead heading into the fourth.


Both Maupin and Shavers hit 3-pointers to open the final period, but the Wildcats answered with five straight points. Shavers added a couple free throws before the media timeout as K-State led 61-42. An 8-1 Kansas State run ensued before Shavers made a tough layup. However, the Wildcats were able to maintain the lead as they won the game by a 73-49 score.



The Lady Raiders head to Kansas City, Mo., for the Big 12 Championship as they will begin play on Thursday, March 7, time and opponent TBD.



Release Provided By Casey Montalvo Texas Tech Athletics

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