Texas forward Joyner Holmes, guarding Baylor center Kalani Brown, has helped the Longhorns win 20 games for the sixth straight year. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Women’s preview: No. 15 Texas vs. Kansas State

Horns hope to avenge loss to K-State last month in Manhattan

Posted February 16th, 2019

Advertisement

No. 15 Texas vs. Kansas State

4 p.m. Sunday, Erwin Center, FSN, 105.3

Records: Texas 20-5, 10-3; K-State 15-10, 6-7

The series: Texas leads 22-15. K-State beat Texas 87-69 last month in Manhattan.

Advertisement

Texas’ starting lineup

Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — 11.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg

Jatarie White (C, 6-4, Sr.) — 11.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg

Destiny Littleton (G, 5-9, So.) — 9.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Sug Sutton (G, 5-8, Jr.) — 12.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg

Danni Williams (G, 5-10, Grad) — 10.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg

About the Longhorns: Coach Karen Aston encourages fans to wear pink for the annual Shoot For A Cure game to recognize breast cancer awareness. … Texas is coming off a 61-55 victory at Oklahoma State on Tuesday. Sutton had one of her best games of the year, posting 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. … On the recruiting front, Westlake guard Shay Holle, who has committed to play for the Longhorns beginning in the 2020-21 season, recently scored her 1,000th point of her high school career. … Next up for the Longhorns will be a game against Texas Tech on Saturday at the Erwin Center. Tipoff is set for 11 a.m.

Kansas State’s starting lineup

Peyton Williams (F, 6-4, Jr..) — 15.2 ppg, 9.7 rpg

Kali Jones (F, 6-2, Sr..) — 6.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Rachel Ranke (G, 6-1, So.) — 9.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg

Christianna Carr (G, 6-1, Sr.) — 9.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg

Kayla Goth (G, 6-1, Sr.) — 12.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg

About the Wildcats: K-State had a sensational shooting night in its victory over Texas, shooting 53.6 percent from the field (30-for-56), 58 percent from 3-point range (11-for-19) and 89 percent from the free throw line (16-for-18). Goth led a balanced attack with 20 points while Carr scored 19 and Williams 18. … Coach Jeff Mittie has a 94-64 record in his five seasons in Manhattan. … The Wildcats boast a tall backcourt. All three of their starters —  Ranke, Carr and Goth — are 6-1. By comparison, UT’s backcourt includes 5-10 Williams, 5-9 Littleton and 5-7 Sutton. … No. 15 Texas is the only ranked team the Wildcats have beaten in the AP Top 25.

News on Bevo Beat is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of Hookem.com is included with an Austin American-Statesman subscription in addition to Statesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe today at statesman.com/subscribe.

Comments