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Gisela Sanchez scores 18 as No. 4 Kansas State holds off BYU 67-65


MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Gisela Sanchez led No. 4 Kansas State with 18 points as the Wildcats outlasted BYU 67-65 on Saturday.

Serena Sundell scored 14 points for Kansas State (20-1, 9-0 Big 12) and Gabby Gregory added 10.

Lauren Gustin led BYU (12-9, 2-6) with 25 points and 21 rebounds. Gustin broke a 30-year-old Bramlage Coliseum record for rebounds by an opponent. Kailey Woolston added 14 points and Amari Whiting had 10.

With the score tied at 62 with 57 seconds left, the Wildcats and Cougars traded free throws and the lead.

Zyanna Walker blocked Emma Calvert's layup attempt with 8.2 seconds left. Woolston missed a layup with 3.2 seconds left and Kaylee Smiler's jumper caromed off just before the buzzer.

Gregory and Gustin each kept their teams in a tight game in the third quarter. Gregory scored 10 of Kansas State's 25 points in the quarter while Gustin scored seven of the Cougars' 19.

Neither team could pull away in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats did not convert a field goal in the final 4:35 of the game.

The Wildcats led 16-11 after one quarter and opened up a 19-13 lead early in the second quarter, but the Cougars responded with an 11-0 run to grab their largest lead.


BYU: The Cougars crashed the boards. They limited the Wildcats to just nine second-chance points and outrebounded them 44-31.

Kansas State: The Wildcats could use a healthy Ayoka Lee and her 19.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. The all-American center is out until mid-February with an ankle injury.


BYU: The Cougars visit Kansas on Wednesday night.

Kansas State: The Wildcats visit Oklahoma on Wednesday night.


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