Kansas State swept a week and the regular-season series with an opponent.
The Wildcats downed Oklahoma, 83-75, on Sunday. The victory ended an 11-game losing streak in Norman, where K-State hadn’t won since Feb. 1, 2003.
This also marks the first time the Wildcats have won a season series with Oklahoma since the conference flipped to a round-robin schedule in 2012-13.
Sunday’s win made K-State 2-0 last week, with both victories on the road; it rallied to beat Kansas 72-62 in Lawrence on Wednesday.
K-State, the same team that went 0-for-18 on 3-pointers at West Virginia not long ago, drilled 14 of them in Norman. It not only marked a season high, but also tied for the most in the Jeff Mittie era.
What may be most encouraging for Mittie and Co. is that sophomore guard Rachel Ranke made eight 3-pointers, a career high. She finished with 24 points.
Her eight three-pointers tie her for fourth in program history for 3-point field goals made in a single game, and the most since Kindred Wesemann made eight against Texas on Feb. 4, 2015.
This performance could be a slump-buster for Ranke, whom Mittie said has been frustrated lately because shots haven’t been falling.
K-State (15-9, 6-6 Big 12) had five players in double figures.
Aside from Ranke, you might be able to guess two of them.
That’s right — Kayla Goth and Peyton Williams.
Goth had a double-double of 13 points and 12 assists. With the performance, Goth became the second player in program history to have consecutive seasons with at least 300 points and 150 assists, joining Shalee Lehning.
Williams notched her 11th double-double of the year, scoring 13 points and ripping down 10 boards.
Freshman Chrissy Carr, who has been relied upon to score this season, did just that on Sunday. She finished with 15 points. She sank three 3-pointers.
Junior Jasauen Beard added 10 points off the pine.
The Wildcats led 42-29 at the half. They were nearly on pace to notch another 30-point victory over Oklahoma (the first came in their second conference game).
K-State began the second half on a 7-0 run and led by 20. Oklahoma made it a seven-point game with about five to play in the third quarter.
Ranke made clutch shots for the Wildcats, beating the shot clock on consecutive possessions to give her team an 11-point lead with about a minute and a half to play in the third. In the win over Texas Tech last month, she made three key shots down the stretch.
The Wildcats led by 19 in the fourth, and while Oklahoma cut it to seven again, it was too little, too late.
Oklahoma shot 45.5 percent, but the Wildcats forced 26 turnovers and flipped them into 21 points.
It has been an up-and-down season for the Wildcats, who have been on a wild ride since conference play began.
They’ve had a three-game winning streak and a three-game losing streak.
They lost to Kansas, then upset then-No. 11 Texas the next time out.
Now, a big test comes.
No. 1 Baylor comes to Manhattan on Wednesday. The teams will tip at 7 p.m. from Bramlage Coliseum.