Texas Women's Basketball: 3 takeaways from Big 12 Tourney win vs. KSU

Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball took on the Kansas State Wildcats in the Big 12 Tournament Semifinals. It was a very close game from the opening tip-off to the final buzzer. The Longhorns beat the Wildcats 71-64 and earned their spot in the Big 12 Tournament Championship game. Here are the three takeaways from the win over the Wildcats.

Mar 9, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Longhorns forward Madison Booker (35) handles the ball
Mar 9, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Longhorns forward Madison Booker (35) handles the ball / Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas Women's Basketball took on the Kansas State Wildcats in the Big 12 Tournament Semifinals. It was a great game between two good basketball teams. Longhorns fans weren't surprised to see the game so close from the opening tip-off to the final buzzer.

The Longhorns beat the Wildcats by a final score of 71-64 to advance to the Big 12 Tournament Finals against Iowa State. Here are the three takeaways from the win against the Kansas State Wildcats.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. Kansas State Wildcats: 3. Finding a way to win the first half without Booker

Booker picked up two fouls in the first quarter against the Wildcats. Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball Head Coach Vic Schaefer took her out of the game, so she didn't pick up any more fouls. Junior forward Aaliyah Moore picked up the offense, scoring nine points in the first half.

Senior guard Shaylee Gonzales helped with her eight points in the first half against the Wildcats. It was a great first half for the Longhorns, despite the 6-0 run they allowed the Wildcats to have in the final minutes of the second quarter.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. Kansas State Wildcats: 2. Holding them to nine points from beyond the arc

The Wildcats' ability to make three-point shots was something the Longhorns needed to limit. The Longhorns held the Wildcats to 3-11 from beyond the arc today, which made a difference in the final score. Only allowing Wildcats Senior guard Gabby Gregory to make six points shows how good the Longhorns' perimeter defense is. The Longhorns must do it again tomorrow night against the Iowa State Cyclones if they want to win the Big 12 title.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. Kansas State Wildcats: 1. Withstanding the Wildcats in the fourth quarter

The Longhorns had to hold on because the Wildcats had one last surge in them in the fourth quarter. Even though the Longhorns allowed the Wildcats to take the lead, they got the lead back and kept it through the remainder of the game.

The Longhorns could have let the Wildcats win the game, but it was good seeing them fight back and get the win. It was a big win for the Longhorns as they advance to the Big 12 Finals against the Iowa State Cyclones tomorrow. It would be awesome to see the Longhorns get revenge for last year's loss in the Big 12 Tournament Final to the Cyclones.

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