Women's Basketball Falls At Nebraska 71-51

Jan. 12, 2008

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Kansas sophomore Danielle McCray scored 14 points, but KU could not overcome a late first half Nebraska run in the Huskers’ 71-51 win here Saturday.

With the victory Nebraska improved to 13-3 and 2-0 in Big 12 play, Kansas dropped to 11-4 (0-1).

McCray, who scored her 500th career point as a Jayhawk, had 10 of her 14 points in the second half. Sophomore Sade Morris scored nine of her 11 points in the opening half, while senior Taylor McIntosh led all rebounders with eight for the game.

No team could take control for the first 13 minutes as there were four ties and three lead changes in that span. KU’s largest lead of the game was 6-2 on a layup by Morris with 17:31 on the clock.

With KU leading 19-16 on a McCray jumper at the 7:18 mark, Nebraska went on a 17-2 run over the next five minutes to take control of the game. Kelsey Griffin made a jumper with 6:30 remaining to make the scored 20-19, a lead the Huskers would never relinquish. NU maintained control and built a 38-26 halftime advantage. Griffin led all scorers with 15 points for the game.

The Huskers increased their lead to 46-28 by starting the second half with an 8-2 run over the first three minutes. The closest KU could come was 50-36 with 12:07 remaining on a jumper by sophomore LaChelda Jacobs. Jacobs ended the game with seven points and six rebounds, one shy of her career high.

Kansas continues Big 12 play at Baylor on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Tip from the Ferrell Center is set for 6 p.m. and the game will be televised on CSTV.