18 Feb

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Women’s basketball stumbles at home against Kansas State, 69-60

Guard Destiny Littleton scored a team-high 16 points, but the Texas women's basketball team still lost its fifth home of the season, 69-60, Sunday against Kansas State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — Sophomre guard Destiny Littleton’s game-high 16 points were not enough as the No. 15 women’s basketball team lost to Kansas State, 69-60, at the Frank Erwin Center.

The loss dropped UT’s record to 20-6 overall and 10-4 in games against Big 12 teams, while Kansas State improved to 16-10 overall, and 7-7 against conference opponents.

Five of six Texas losses this season have come at home.

Senior guard Danni Williams added 14 points, thanks in large part to 4-of-8 shooting from behind the three-point line. Freshman forward Charli Collier scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

Littleton led the Longhorns to an early 13-4 lead, scoring half of her points during the run, but the UT offense went silent through the rest of the first quarter, after which Texas led, 13-7.

KSU rallied to take the lead with just under two minutes remaining in the first half; the Wildcats carried a narrow 27-26 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Longhorns burst out of the locker room with a 16-1 run in the third quarter, but the Wildcats’ long-range shooting kept them in the game in the third quarter and eventually pull ahead in the fourth. For the game, KSU converted 10 of 23 shots from three-point range; the Wildcats connected on 43.5 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc, and 33.3 percent (13 of 39) from inside the line.

Texas will host Texas Tech at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in a game that will be broadcast nationally on the Longhorn Network.