A 13-4 run helped the 17th-ranked Pittsburg State Gorillas pull away from Nebraska-Kearney, 62-43, Thursday night in Kansas in women’s basketball. This was the first meeting between Pitt (8-3, 2-1) and UNK (4-6, 1-2) in women’s basketball in 24 years. The Gorillas now lead the all-time series, 18-11.
Despite shooting 20.6% (7 of 34) in the first half, UNK trailed by just a 25-18 score at the break. The Lopers managed to force 13 turnovers in the first 20 minutes and out rebound a bigger Pitt team by one, 22-21.
The Pittsburg State men’s basketball team shot 50 percent from the field and forced 21 turnovers to pull away from Nebraska-Kearney, 76-62. Pitt improves to 10-1 (3-0) but the Lopers (3-8, 0-3) still lead the all-time series, 24-7. This was the first meeting between the two since the 1998-99 season.
Kendal Glidden scored a career-high 17 points on 8 of 9 shooting. Playing 21 minutes off the pine, he made 8 of 9 shots and also grabbed four rebounds.