If Kylie Kuhns were to place an order at an In-N-Out Burger, she would no doubt call for a double double. Add some blocked shots, assists and a heaping side of steals to that meal deal, and the 6-foot Sacramento State forward is happy.
Kuhns feasted on UC Davis on Sunday with game highs of 20 points and 15 rebounds in leading the host Hornets to a 66-65 overtime victory.
Hornets junior guard Alle Moreno hit the winning shot, a running six-footer with one second remaining.
It was the first time Kuhns and three other Hornets seniors have beaten the Aggies (5-6). It also was the first win over UCD for coach Jamie Craighead in her four seasons at Sac State.
If Kuhns frequents drive-through lanes, it doesn't show. She runs the floor as if she's never tasted a fast-food meal. Kuhns played a game-high 41 minutes Sunday (as did Hornets guard Fantasia Hilliard) and didn't look too winded.
Besides, the Salem, Ore., native would rather have a bowl of ice cream than a burger, she said.
Kuhns' offensive rebound, put-back and subsequent free throw after being fouled pulled the Hornets (6-5) into a 57-57 tie with 43.4 remaining in regulation.
A block of Heidi Johnson's layup attempt that could have given the Aggies the lead with under a minute left in overtime was the exclamation point on a complete game for the player headed to law school next year.
"I kind of pride myself on doing those dirty things to help us win," Kuhns said. "The football team and the men's basketball team each lost to UC Davis, so we needed to do something, otherwise we'd lose the Causeway Cup for sure."
The Cup is awarded annually to the school that amasses the highest point total in regular-season meetings between the two schools.
Kuhns ranked third in the NCAA last season with 21 double doubles. She has six this season.
Kuhns also had two steals Sunday and tied Kristy Ryan's career school record of 179 set in 1994. Kuhns had 15 points and a game-high 13 rebounds in a 68-57 loss at UCD in 2011.
"I don't know if she's replaceable," Craighead said. "She's everything to this program."
Moreno struggled most of the game, shooting 3 of 18 from the field, including 1 of 11 on three-point attempts, but she was clutch when it counted.
UCD's Cortney French hit a three-pointer with 10 seconds left to put the Aggies up 65-64. The 5-foot-5 Moreno then dribbled into an Aggies forest of raised arms and hit a running six-footer with one second remaining.
"Shooters can't have a conscience," Craighead said. "That (final play) was a little chaotic. But I'll take chaotic."