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Hanebutt explodes for 26 point as Texas Tech wins 74-55
Posted: Thursday March 04, 1999 12:22 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Texas Tech's Rene Hanebutt figured she was slumping from long range. Too bad for Kansas State that Hanebutt picked Wednesday's Big 12 tournament quarterfinal to wake up.
"It was really a disappointment that I went 4-for-17 (from 3-point range) the other night against Texas," Hanebutt said, referring to the No. 9 Lady Raiders' 20-point victory over Texas Saturday to finish the conference season.
"I shot well enough today to help the post and then open up the floor," she said.
Hanebutt's 26 points, 21 coming on 7-of-13 3-point shooting, helped top-seeded Tech roll over Kansas State 74-55 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. The Lady Raiders had a first-round bye.
Five of Hanebutt's long-range shots came in the first half as Texas Tech (26-3) built a 38-30 lead.
Her hot hand from outside forced Kansas State (15-13) to abandon its zone defense, allowing Tech's Angie Braziel and Keitha Dickerson to get loose under the basket.
Dickerson finished with 13 points and Braziel had 11.
Texas Tech led by as many as 26 points in the second half as the Wildcats struggled to find rhythm on offense.
"We just did not start the game making the mental decisions we needed to in the zone," Kansas State coach Deb Patterson said. "A huge priority going in was to extend and defend Rene. We just didn't do that."
Nebraska 60, Texas 55
Nicole Kubik scored 28 points and had 11 rebounds Wednesday to lead Nebraska past Texas 60-55 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 women's tournament.
Texas' Edwina Brown converted a three-point play with 22 seconds left to cut the Cornhuskers' lead to 57-55, but Kubik drove the length of the court for a layup with 19 seconds left.
Brown led the Longhorns (16-11) with 23 points, 19 in the second half.
Brooke Schwartz added 18 points for Nebraska (21-10), which shot just 31 percent (19-for-61) from the field. Texas wasn't much better, hitting just 35 percent (19-for-55) of its shots.
Texas took a 20-8 lead midway through the first half before the Cornhuskers went on a 19-6 run for a 27-26 halftime lead.
No. 25 Kansas 59, Oklahoma State 53
Jaclyn Johnson scored 15 points and Brooke Reves added 14 Wednesday night as No. 25 Kansas held off Oklahoma State 59-53 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 women's tournament.
Oklahoma State (13-15) led 24-20 at the half and was up 49-48 with 5:33 left but then didn't score for the next 5:02 as the Jayhawks took a 55-49 lead.
The Cowgirls went 0-for-4 from the field and turned the ball over five times in the final 51/2 minutes, finishing the game with 19 turnovers. They shot 38 percent from the field for the night, marking the 21st time this year that Kansas has held an opponent under 40 percent.
Lynn Pride added 12 points for Kansas (22-8), which shot just 33 percent from the field in the first half but 52 percent after the break. Nakia Sanford had 11 rebounds for the Jayhawks.
Jennifer Crow led the Cowgirls with 18 points and Megan Gregg added 10.
No. 21 Iowa St. 63, Missouri 44
Stacy Frese scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half as No. 21 Iowa State beat Missouri 63-44 Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 women's tournament.
Trailing 27-26 at halftime, Iowa State (21-6) broke the game open with a 17-4 run to open the second half.
Amy Monsees scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half for Missouri (13-15). Monsees and Keesha Bonds were the only Tigers to score from the field in the second half. Monsees was 6-of-10 from the field in the second half, while Bonds was 1-of-7.
The Cyclones, who made 16 of 17 free throws in the second half, got 12 points from Desiree Francis and 10 points from Megan Taylor. Frese made all 13 of her free throws for Iowa State.
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