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No. 22 West Virginia women top Kansas St. in Big 12 tourney

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Tynice Martin had 17 points on 8-of-14 shooting, and Jessica Morton scored 13 of her 16 in the second half to help No. 22 West Virginia beat Kansas State 74-65 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament Saturday night.

The third-seeded Mountaineers will take on No. 2 seed and sixth-ranked Texas (26-2) in the semifinals Sunday. West Virginia lost both regular-season games against the Longhorns, including a 73-50 defeat on Feb. 21 – its worst loss of the season.

Kindred Weseman’s 3-pointer with 5:51 left in the third quarter put Kansas State (18-12) up 41-39, but Morton scored seven points and Martin added six during a 13-4 run over the next four-plus minutes that put West Virginia (24-8) up 52-45.

The Wildcats trailed by at least two possessions the rest of the way.

Megan Deines led sixth-seeded Kansas State with 22 points. Breanna Lewis scored 14, and Weseman added 13 with 10 rebounds.

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