Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State women set for crucial game with Bradley

Most coaches have a magic number that they urge their players to try to hold the opposition under.

For the Wichita State women's basketball team, that number is 60.

In a telling statistic, the Shockers have not defeated an opponent this season when they have scored more than 60 points — eight games, eight losses.

"I think it's always been right around there for us," WSU coach Jody Adams said.

Adams explained that's a sign of a young team.

"Our scheme now has been the same one for three years," Adams said. "But we have first-year and second-year players running it. I think a program that has upperclassmen leaders, you will see a very different team on the floor. What begins to happen is the sophomores and freshmen play like the upperclassmen because they see that mentality and that's what they follow."

So the Shockers know what they need to hold Bradley to today at Koch Arena in a game that suddenly is crucial for WSU's seeding in the Missouri Valley tournament.

But that doesn't mean WSU can have efforts like it did in its 77-57 loss to Northern Iowa two days ago.

"We have to get defensive stops," senior Morgan Boyd said. "We have to stop them and take them out of their sets and make them uncomfortable. We have to dictate the tempo that we want to play at, especially at home."

Bradley and WSU both enter the game with 4-6 records in conference. After the Braves won at their place, this game is significant for WSU's hopes to move up the standings.

Wichita State finished with 17 steals in its 68-49 loss in Peoria and it will need more of the same effort today.

"We are going to have to put some pressure on them," sophomore Jessica Diamond said. "We have to rattle them early on."

Kansas State 60, Missouri 55 — K-State rallied from 12 points down in the second half to win in overtime. Brittany Chambers hit four straight three-pointers to lead the comeback for K-State, which has won five in a row.

KANSAS STATE (16-5, 6-2): Caron 0-0 0-0 0, Childs 8-16 3-8 19, Chambers 11-19 0-0 27, Karr 1-8 0-0 2, White 2-4 2-2 6, Hill 0-3 4-4 4, Chisholm 0-1 0-0 0, Voronenko 1-3 0-0 2, Brown 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 23-57 9-14 60.

MISSOURI (11-12, 3-6): Brock 2-5 0-1 4, Jones 5-12 4-10 14, Otote 0-5 0-2 0, Crafton 2-6 1-3 5, Brown 8-16 2-2 21, Gee 0-0 0-0 0, Thornton 0-2 0-0 0, Flores 4-5 3-5 11. Totals 21-51 10-23 55.

Halftime — Missouri 23, Kansas State 23. 3 pt. shooting — Kansas State 5-19 (Chambers 5-11, Hill 0-1, Voronenko 0-1, Karr 0-5); Missouri 3-16 (Brown 3-8, Crafton 0-2, Thornton 0-2, Otote 0-4). Rebounds — Kansas State 35 (Chambers 8); Missouri 38 (Crafton 7). Total fouls — Kansas State 16, Missouri 10. Assists — Kansas State: 6 (White, Hill 2), Missouri: 8 (Jones 3). A—2,218.

Texas 80, Kansas 68 — The Jayhawks had an early six-point lead before then Longhorns took over in Austin, Texas. Angel Goodrich had a career-high 14 assists for KU.

KANSAS (15-8, 2-7): Sutherland 5-13 2-2 12, Davis 8-11 2-3 18, Engelman 4-11 1-2 10, Brown 4-4 0-0 9, Goodrich 4-10 0-0 9, Mays 2-8 0-1 5, Jelniker 0-0 0-0 0, Boogaard 1-1 0-2 2, Moore 0-3 0-0 0, Jackson 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 29-64 6-12 68.

TEXAS (14-7, 4-4): Kr.Nash 3-6 0-2 6, Ka.Nash 3-9 4-4 12, Anderson 5-8 2-2 14, Fussell 8-20 6-9 25, Fontenette 3-9 0-1 7, Moore 2-2 0-0 4, Bass 1-2 2-2 4, Gayle 2-9 4-4 8, Hartung 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-66 18-24 80.

Halftime — Texas 37, Kansas 28. 3 pt. shooting — Kansas 4-12 (Brown 1-1, Engelman 1-2, Goodrich 1-3, Mays 1-5, Jackson 0-1); Texas 8-16 (Fussell 3-7, Anderson 2-3, Ka.Nash 2-4, Fontenette 1-1, Bass 0-1). Rebounds — Kansas 33 (Sutherland, Davis 6); Texas 44 (Ka.Nash, Fuseell 7). Total fouls — Kansas 23, Texas 14. Assists — Kansas: 19 (Goodrich 14), Texas: 12 (Fontenette 6). A—4,810.

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