Angela Harris and Peyton Williams led the way offensively during the game-winning run, combining for 16 of the 24 points. “We never think we’re out of a game no matter what the score is,” Harris said.
There were other huge offensive plays, like the three by Chrissy Carr and the late three-point play by Lee after West Virginia had briefly reclaimed the lead. When precise and consistent offense was needed, K-State delivered to the tune of 9-of-11 shooting with zero turnovers.
This team has faced plenty of adversity this season. When things looked bleak on Tuesday night, K-State didn’t flinch.
“Once we got it to single digits, we realized there was still a lot of time and possessions remaining,” Mittie added. “What was nice about the stretch run was that it wasn’t just one person. This comeback was very balanced.”
While the offense was fantastic in the crucial moments, the defense put the finishing touches on the victory.
“I think the biggest thing for us down the stretch was our defense,” Harris admitted. “When you’re able to get stops and force some turnovers, offense will come.”
Defensively, Lee finished with six blocks on the night, while Carr blocked a potential game-tying attempt from deep in the closing seconds. The Cats locked in defensively, as West Virginia went just 2-for-10 from the floor with a pair of turnovers down the stretch.
Source: Kansas State Sports