The primary matchup of the Big 12 Tournament was Thursday between No. 9 seed Kansas State and No. 8 seed Texas Tech. It was a title battle in the course of the first half with the Wildcats main the Crimson Raiders 27-24. A lot of that needed to do with each groups capturing under 30 % from the sphere and never with the ability to generate a run. However because the second half acquired underway, the momentum started to shift within the favor of the Wildcats as they’d dominate contained in the paint and outscore the Crimson Raiders 44-24. Despite the fact that Texas Tech would convey the sport inside a basket within the fourth quarter due partly to the stellar offensive efficiency of Bre’Amber Scott, who scored 14 of her 27 factors within the fourth, it wasn’t sufficient.
Propelled by Gabby Gregory, the Wildcats have been capable of rating some essential baskets within the closing minutes. With 3:06 remaining, Serena Sundell discovered Gregory for a basket inside that gave the Wildcats a 67-62 lead. A minute later, Sundell sprained her ankle off a Texas Tech miss, however then Brylee Glenn hit an enormous 3-pointer to make it 70-62 with 2:06 left.
4 free throws by Gregory plus a Sarah Shematsi 3-pointer was capable of cap issues off and provides the Wildcats a 79-69 win. This comes after dropping by 20 or extra factors to the Crimson Raiders on two events in the course of the common season.
What was undoubtedly the most important shock got here within the following matchup between No. 10 seed TCU and No. 7 seed Kansas. The Horned Frogs got here in having gained just one convention sport in the course of the 12 months they usually have been going up towards an awesome staff that has underachieved.
Very like the earlier sport, it was a lifeless warmth with the Jayhawks main 32-28 on the half. However within the third quarter, TCU was capable of outscore Kansas 19-11. Largely that needed to do with them capturing 66 % from the 3-point line in comparison with the Jayhawks who have been a meager 25 %.
Despite the fact that the groups have been pretty even when it comes to discipline aim share (TCU 33 % and Kansas 29 %), it was threes that propelled the Horned Frogs to a 57-52 upset. It was senior guard and Iowa switch Tomi Taiwo that carried them by way of with 13 factors. Lucy Ibeh completed with 10 factors.