No. 10 Texas Women's basketball traveled to Manhattan, Kansas, to take on the No. 1212 Kansas State Wildcats. The game was close between both teams until the beginning of the fourth quarter. That is when the Wildcats went on a 15-2 run and would beat the Longhorns 61-58.
The Longhorns might have even suffered another injury to one of their key players as well. Find out more about what happened with the three takeaways from the loss to the Wildcats.
Texas Women's Basketball vs. Kansas State: 3. Taylor Jones's offense missing yesterday
Longhorns Senior forward Taylor Jones was held to two points against the Wildcats. Her lack of offensive production was a factor in the loss yesterday. During her senior year, Jones has been a factor on offense, averaging 15 points and seven rebounds. The Wildcats succeeded by taking her out of the picture yesterday. If she wasn't shut down by the Wildcats yesterday, the Longhorns would still only have one loss in Big 12 play.
Texas Women's Basketball vs. Kansas State: 2. Wildcats 15-2 run during the third and fourth quarter
One of the other things that led to the Longhorns losing yesterday was the Wildcats' 15-2 run during the third and fourth quarters. They started their run in the third quarter when Freshman guard Zyanna Walker made a three-pointer at the buzzer, giving them a 46-45 lead going into the fourth quarter.
When the fourth quarter started, the Wildcats dominated the opening minutes of the fourth quarter and would lead the rest of the game. The Longhorns tried to double-team Senior center Ayoka Lee, but the Wildcats worked around that. This was the main reason the Longhorns failed to secure the win against the Wildcats yesterday.
Texas Women's Basketball vs. Kansas State: 1. Losing DeYona Gatson
The Longhorns might have lost another key player on their roster against the Wildcats. Senior forward DeYona Gatson injured herself in the final seconds yesterday. She had to be helped from the floor.
There is no update on her injury after the game, but it looked serious. Already down Junior guard Rori Harmon for the season, this might be another injury that could hurt the Longhorn's chances of winning the Big 12 Title before moving to the SEC next season. Stay tuned to our social media pages for updates on Gatson's injury.