Kansas Falls to Texas on the Road

Jan. 5, 2005

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Kansas women’s basketball team kept the game close in the second half but fell to No. 7 Texas 66-51, Wednesday night at the Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Jayhawks cut the Longhorn lead to 47-43 in the second half but the Longhorns held on for the victory.

The Jayhawks had three players in double figures. Junior Erica Hallman led KU with 20 points as she connected on 4-of-7 from three-point range. Junior Crystal Kemp and senior Aquanita Burras each chipped in with 10 points. Burras also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

“We made a really good run in the second half,” Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “Erica Hallman helped us keep it close because she maintained her poise. She played confident and got separation and hit some tough shots. We’ve tried to get Erica some more shots, since she has deep range. That was important for us tonight during our run.”

Tiffany Jackson and Heather Schreiber each had big games for Texas. Jackson hit 9-of-13 shots to finish with a game-high 21 points. Schreiber scored 18 points for UT while Jamie Carey added 10 points in the win.

The Longhorns pulled away by hitting 12-of-14 from the free throw line. The Jayhawks shot just five free throws in the game.

Kansas (7-5, 0-1), will return home Saturday to host in-state rival Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.