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]

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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


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.


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.

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