Utah women’s basketball team falls to Kansas State 74-57 in WNIT

Utes finish with 18 wins and third straight WNIT appearance<br>

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Utes forward Tanaeya Boclair (32) battles UNLV Rebels forward/center Katie Powell (21) for a ball as Utah hosts UNLV in women's NCAA basketball at the Huntsman Center, Thursday, March 15, 2018.

The Utah women’s basketball season concluded with a loss in Manhattan, Kan., in the second round of the WNIT on Sunday.

Utah fell to Kansas State, 74-57, in Bramlage Coliseum and wrapped up its season with a record of 18-14 and its third consecutive WNIT appearance.

Junior forward Megan Huff scored a team-high 23 points for the Utes and also pulled down nine rebounds and made two steals. Senior wing Tanaeya BoClair contributed 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in her final game. Senior Tilar Clark had nine points and nine rebounds.

The Wildcats (18-15) shot 49 percent from the field, and the duo of Peyton Williams and Kayla Goth combined for 47 points.

The Wildcats held the Utes to 22 first-half points with 15 of those coming from Huff. Just two Utes players — Huff and BoClair — made field goals in first half, and Utah shot 30 percent from the field as a team. The Wildcats took a 33-22 halftime lead.

The Utes started off the second half shooting 6 of 8, and they held they Wildcats scoreless for a three-and-a-half-minute stretch as they pulled within three points, 41-38, after a Tori Williams 3-pointer with 4:03 remaining in the third quarter.

However, the Wildcats went on an 11-2 run to take a 12-point lead into the fourth quarter, and they pushed that advantage to 18 points, 59-41, with 5:59 left to play. They led by as many as 20 points with less than two minutes remaining.

The Utes shot 34 percent for the game and were 4 of 21 on 3-pointers.

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