Page, Goth rally Kansas St women to 72-63 win to open Big 12
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kaylee Page scored 20 points and Kayla Goth 19 to spark a fourth-quarter rally and Kansas State eliminated in-state rival Kansas 72-63 in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament Friday night.
No. 8 seed Kansas State (16-14) advances to meet top-seeded Baylor (18-12) in Saturday’s quarterfinal round.
Page made five of Kansas State’s 8 3-pointers. Goth, the first player in the program’s history with 400 or more points and 175 assists in a season, was 5 of 7 from the field, made 7 of 11 free throws and had eight assists.
Peyton Williams scored 14 and Rachel Ranke 10 for the Wildcats.
Kansas (12-18), the 9 seed, held the lead for the first three quarters of play and half of the fourth quarter until Goth and Page wrapped 3-pointers around a Kansas miss for a 59-all tie. The consecutive treys capped an 11-3 run to pull even. The Wildcats outscored Kansas 13-4 down the stretch.
Tyler Johnson led the Jayhawks with 18 points. Kansas has lost nine straight games to Kansas State.