With tonight’s win, the Lady Raiders...
Move to 9-9 in the Krista Gerlich era, and 4-8 in Big 12 games.
Move to 14-25 in the all-time series against the Wildcats.
Earn the program’s first win over Kansas State since 2015, and first home win in the series since 2013.
Record the program’s 934th all-time win.
For the sixth-straight game, the Lady Raiders went with the starting five of Naje Murray, Maka Jackson, Lexi Gordon, Vivian Gray and Khadija Faye. The team moved to 3-3 on the year when using this starting five.
The Lady Raiders held the Wildcats scoreless for the final 3:40 of the first half, also forcing three turnovers in that stretch.
Lady Raider senior Vivian Gray tied her season high and the season high for any Lady Raider on Wednesday, with 28 points. Gray finished with her seventh double-double of the year and first with assists, as she dished off a career high 10 helpers.
Freshman Khadija Faye scored 20 points and recorded 14 rebounds--both career highs--while also tallying two assists, a steal and two blocks.
Naje Murray hit a season high five triples on seven shots on Wednesday, finishing with 15 points.Maka Jackson recorded her fifth double-digit performance in her last seven games, scoring 10 points, along with seven rebounds, an assist, a steal and no turnovers.
The Lady Raiders trailed by as many as 13 in the fourth quarter, and 12 with four minutes and change to go in regulation. It marks the second game this season that Tech trailed by double digits and came back to win. It was the only game where they trailed by double digits in the fourth and came back to win.
Tech had 22 assists in the win--just two shy of their season high.
Wednesday’s win was the second game this season that the Lady Raiders have won after trailing at halftime, and the first since the TCU win in December.
Faye’s 20-point outburst was the first 20-point outing for a Tech freshman since Alexis Tucker scored 20 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff a season ago.