The UNI women’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule ended with a 72-62 loss on the road against Kansas State Saturday
Three Panthers scored in double figures led by Karli Rucker and Ellie Howell with 15 points each. Taylor Hagen added 12 points and Bre Gunnels notched a career-high 15 rebounds in the game.
The Panthers took an early 9-2 lead, but K-State responded with a 7-0 run. The Wildcats went on another run, 16-0, to take a 28-18 lead in the second quarter. Nonetheless, UNI was within three points at the break and took a lead early in the second. However, K-State got back in front, then stayed out of reach.
The Panthers open up Missouri Valley Conference play with a road trip to take on Illinois State on Friday, January 4th.