No. 9 Texas Tech 74, Kansas St. 55
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Rene Hanebutt scored 26 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lead No. 9 Texas Tech over Kansas State 74-55 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
Hanebutt, who broke her own tournament mark for 3-pointers, hit five long-range shots in the first half as Texas Tech (26-3, 14-2) took a 38-30 lead.
Hanebutt’s outside shooting forced the Wildcats to abandon their zone defense, allowing Tech post players Angie Braziel and Keitha Dickerson to get loose underneath. Dickerson finished with 13 points and Braziel had 11.
Texas Tech led by as many as 26 points in the second half as the Wildcats struggled to find rhythm on offense.
Angie Finkes scored 17 points, and Olga Firsova had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Kansas State (15-13, 7-9), which made only three 3-pointers.