Wildcats survive in double-overtime, 93-90

Kendra Wecker scored nine of her 26 points in the second overtime to lead No. 8 Kansas State, which overcame a 15-point second-half deficit, to a 93-90 victory over Missouri on Sunday.



Evan Unrau had a career-high 40 points, the most in the Big 12 this season and one shy of the school record for Missouri (13-11, 4-9). Unrau had 15 rebounds for the Tigers, who lost 95-59 in the conference opener at Kansas State on Jan. 7.

Nicole Ohlde had 23 points, Megan Mahoney added a season-high 20 and Laurie Koehn had 19 for Kansas State (21-3, 12-1), which has won eight straight and took over first place in the Big 12. The Wildcats had been tied with No. 1 Texas, which lost 62-49 to No. 9 Texas Tech on Sunday.

Kansas State rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit for the second straight game. The Wildcats were behind by 10 points before beating Texas A&M 59-56 on Wednesday. They trailed 40-29 at halftime against Missouri.

Unrau, a senior forward who became the eighth Missouri player to score 1,500 career points, forced the first overtime with a layup off an inbounds pass with 3.6 seconds left. She fouled out with 1.9 seconds to go after playing the entire game and was 15-for-27 from the field.

Mahoney had six points and Unrau five in the first overtime. Unrau came up short on a baseline drive with 2 seconds left and a chance to win it.

Kansas State scored the first seven points of the second overtime and led by as many as eight points late in the period.

Four straight points by Unrau, her first of the second half, gave Missouri its biggest lead at 56-41 with 11:52 to go. Consecutive 3-pointers by Koehn quickly cut the gap to 10 48 seconds later and launched the 17-0 run that produced a 58-56 lead with 4:49 left.

Koehn added another 3-pointer during the run and Missouri went 7:32 without a point before MyEsha Perkins hit a 3-pointer to restore the lead at 59-58 with 4:20 left.


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