Texas Tech Defeats Kansas Women's Basketball 57-49
Jan. 17, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
A late run proved to be too little too late as the Kansas women’s basketball team fell to Texas Tech 57-49 Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
The Jayhawks dropped to 12-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play. Texas Tech improved to 11-5 and 2-1 in the conference behind an 18-point performance by Dominic Seals.
Kansas spent much of the second half down by as many as 19 points, but back-to-back baskets by junior Danielle McCray and sophomore Krysten Boogaard pulled KU to within 10 points with 1:20 remaining. A pair of free throws by junior LaChelda Jacobs cut the lead to single digits, 55-47, before the Lady Raiders pulled out the final eight-point victory.
Poor shooting plagued KU the entire game as Texas Tech held the Jayhawks without a field goal for 7:31 in the first half. The Lady Raiders built a 17-point lead before going to the locker room up 32-17. Kansas shot its worst field goal percentage of the season, 28.1 percent, while Texas Tech shot 42 percent.
McCray led the Jayhawks with 22 points and Jacobs added 10 points. The Jayhawks forced 23 Texas Tech turnovers but it was not enough to provide the necessary comeback. The Lady Raiders also outrebounded Kansas 45-32.
The Jayhawks are in action again when they travel to Lincoln, Neb. to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Wednesday at 7 p.m.