KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gabby Gregory had 26 points and ninth-seeded Kansas State beat eighth-seeded Texas Tech 79-69 on Thursday night in the 2023 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship.
Serena Sundell added 19 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (17-15) in the quarterfinals on Friday against 15th-seeded Texas.
Sandel fed Gregory a basket to make it 67-62 for the Wildcats with 3:06 to play. After a Lady Raiders layup, Sundell sprained her ankle, but five seconds later Briley Glenn hit a clutch 3-pointer from the left corner at the 2:06 mark.
Gregory added four free throws and Sarah Shemati hit a press-breaker with 31 seconds left to avenge a 20-point loss at Texas Tech and a 10-point victory.
Breamber Scott scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Lady Raiders (18-14) and Bailey Maupin had 13 points.
Scott had 14 points in the fourth quarter, trailing the Lady Raiders by two in the half and a three with 3:27 to play, but the Wildcats couldn’t get any closer as they dominated the interior with a 44-24 advantage in points in the paint.
K-State shot 51% to 35% for Texas Tech.