Kansas Falls to Texas A&M, 78-64

Jan. 15, 2006

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Despite 27 points and nine rebounds from senior Crystal Kemp, the University of Kansas fell, 78-64, to Texas A&M (14-3, 3-1), Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. KU’s record drops to 12-3 overall and 1-3 in Big 12 action.

The Aggies used a combination of stifling defense and clutch free-throw shooting to hand the Jayhawks their first loss in Lawrence this season. Texas A&M held KU to 42.6 percent shooting and connected on its final 12 free throws of the game to deny a late charge by the Jayhawks. Led by Morenike Atunrase’s 29 points, the Aggies shot 54.7 percent and pressured the Jayhawks into a season high 20 turnovers.

KU senior Kaylee Brown scored a career high 20 points. Kemp played all 40 minutes en route to her eighth 20-plus point game of the season. Freshman Ivana Catic added seven points and six assists.

Kansas will next be in action on Sunday, Jan. 22, when Oklahoma State will visit Allen Fieldhouse. Tip is set for 1 p.m., and the game will be aired live on Metro Sports of Kansas City.