Huskers Down Jayhawks, 63-54

Jan. 13, 2007

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Freshman Kelly Kohn tallied 20 points, while junior Taylor McIntosh and freshman Danielle McCray added 11 points each, but it was not enough as the University of Kansas fell to Nebraska, 63-54, Saturday evening at Allen Fieldhouse.

The loss drops KU to 5-11 overall and 0-4 in the Big 12, while the Huskers improve to 14-3 and 2-1 in conference play.

Despite trailing by as many as 12 early in the second half, the Jayhawks outscored the visitors 15-4 over an eight-minute stretch. Kohn scored seven of her game-high 20 points during KU’s second-half surge. Senior Sharita Smith cut the deficit to one with a jumper at the 10:45 mark of the half, however that’s as close as the Jayhawks would get.

Nebraska scored nine of the next 11 points to regain control of the contest.

KU’s defense kept it close, forcing 21 turnovers and holding the Huskers to 63 points, 11 under their season average. However, the Jayhawks suffered through shooting woes of their own, hitting just 34.8 percent from the field.

Kohn’s 20 points, marked the second time this season the freshman has hit the 20-point plateau. The 5-foot-9 guard had an all-around game, grabbing seven rebounds, dishing out five assists and collecting a season-high three blocks.

McIntosh led the team with eight rebounds, including five on the offensive glass, and added 11 points. McCray added a season-high five steals and 11 points. Freshman Porscha Weddington chipped in a season-high seven boards and added three points.

The Jayhawks will play host to its final non-conference opponent of the season, Sacramento State, Wednesday at 7 p.m., at Allen Fieldhouse.