K-State Falls to Vandy in NCAA Second Round

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Kansas State had three players in double figures but Vanderbilt's Jennifer Risper scored a career-high 27 points and Christina Wirth added 24 as the fourth-seeded Commodores erased a one-point halftime deficit to defeat the fifth-seeded Wildcats 74-61 in the NCAA's second round on Monday night.

Kansas State and Vanderbilt each made 27 shots in the contest, including five each from three-point range, but the difference in the contest was at the free throw line where the Commodores went 15-of-20 and the Wildcats were 2-of-4. K-State shot 53-percent from the floor on 27-of-51 shooting and was 5-of-11 from beyond the three-point line.

Ashley Sweat led the Wildcats (25-8) with 17 points while Marlies Gipson scored 16 and Shalee Lehning had 10.

The Commodores (26-8) advanced to the semifinals of the Raleigh regional, where they'll play next weekend against the winner of Tuesday night's contest between Maryland and Utah.


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