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Lady Raiders fall to K-State 76-72


The Texas Tech women's basketball team dropped a tough, 76-72, loss to Kansas State on Saturday afternoon at United Supermarkets Arena.

Texas Tech was led by four double-digit scorers, including a 17-point, 17-rebound double-double from senior Brittany Brewer, who recorded a pair of blocks on the day as well. It marked her eighth double-double of the season and 25th of her career.

Freshman Alexis Tucker scored 16 points to go along with four rebounds. Chrislyn Carr hit four three's en route to a 14 point outing, and Lexi Gordon scored 13—all of which came in the second half.

Junior point guard Jo'Nah Johnson dished out 11 assists for a career high, also scoring eight points, pulling down five rebounds and swiping two steals.

The game was a close one throughout, with the Lady Raiders and Wildcats combining for 14 lead changes and eight ties over the course of the game. After an even, 12-12 first quarter, the two teams traded blows for much of the second, before the Wildcats were able to hit a buzzer beater to take a two-point lead into half.

Kansas State stretched its lead to nine at one point in the fourth quarter, but Tech kept fighting back. An 8-0 run late in the period, spurred by threes from Carr and Johnson, brought Tech back to even before a Savannah Simmons three in the final 20 seconds put the Wildcats back up three heading into the fourth.

The teams went back and forth yet again in the fourth quarter, with Tech even taking the lead midway through the period; however, Kansas State pulled ahead in the final two minutes and the Lady Raiders were unable to regain control of the game before time expired.

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