Texas Women's Basketball faces Kansas St in Big 12 Semis

Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball take on the Kansas State Wildcats in the Big 12 Tournament Semifinals tonight. It's expected to be a close game between two good teams fighting to make the finals on Tuesday. Here is a preview of the matchup tonight.
Mar 9, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Fans cheer during the second half between the Texas Longhorns and
Mar 9, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Fans cheer during the second half between the Texas Longhorns and / Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Women's Basketball took care of the Kansas Jayhawks 76-60 in the Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinals yesterday. Tonight, they play Kansas State with a shot at going to the Big 12 Tournament Finals.

Earlier in the season, Kansas State took care of the Longhorns in Manhattan, Kansas. It's expected to be another close game between both teams. Both teams want to make the Big 12 Finals game on Tuesday. Here is a sneak preview of tonight's matchup against the Wildcats.

Texas Women's Basketball Tale of the Tape: Texas Longhorns

The Longhorns have several players who need to play at their best tonight. It all starts with the Big 12 Freshman of the Year, Madison Booker. She is the Longhorns' best source of offense, averaging 16.6 points a game. Booker won't be afraid to pass the basketball to teammates because she averages five assists a game.

Senior forward Taylor Jones looks to have a better game in the semifinals. The Longhorns will need her offense and defense to beat the Wildcats today. She adds 12.6 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks a game. Junior forward Aaliyah Moore can't be afraid to be agressive to make baskets. She is another source of offense for the Longhorns.

The Wildcats won't stand a chance if the Longhorns get all three players to contribute on offense and defense tonight.

Texas Women's Basketball Tale of the Tape: Kansas State Wildcats

Now, let's go over the key players that the Longhorns will go up against tonight. Senior center Ayoka Lee is the key player the Longhorns must guard tonight. She scored 22 points in their quarterfinal match-up against the West Virginia Mountaineers. She averages a double-double against the Longhorns this season, so keeping the ball out of her hands will be a factor.

The Wildcats have other good players the Longhorns have to guard as well. Junior guard Serena Sundell averages 12 points and five assists a game this season. Senior guard Gabby Gregory is another threat for the Wildcats, who shoots 30 percent from downtown. Texas will have to make sure she has one of the worst games of her career shooting three-pointers tonight.

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