Nothing came easily for the Kansas State women’s basketball team this week. However, the Wildcats rode back to Manhattan with a two-game winning streak after defeating Oklahoma 87-85 in overtime in Norman, Okla., on Sunday.
Peyton Williams and Ayoka Lee proved to be the difference for the Wildcats. Williams led all scorers with 31 points while also grabbing 19 rebounds. Lee provided 24 points and 13 rebounds of their own.
Both players had major roles despite dealing with four fouls apiece in the closing stretch of the contest.
“Peyton Williams was fantastic,” K-State head coach Jeff Mittie said in a postgame radio interview. “We were able to ride that for the last 10 minutes of the game. She was fatigued, obviously.”
K-State (12-11, 6-6 Big 12) jumped out to an early lead, but found itself behind 37-35 at halftime after Oklahoma (12-12, 5-7 Big 12) outscored the Wildcats 25-16 in the second quarter. The Wildcats were able to climb back into the game in the fourth quarter on the back of Lee, who scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds.
K-State again leaned on Lee and Williams in overtime, contributing eight points and five points, respectively.
Kansas State will return to Bramlage Coliseum at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to take on TCU.