KU Tops Cowgirls, 66-46

Jan. 22, 2006

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The University of Kansas women’s basketball team (13-3, 2-3 Big 12) defeated Oklahoma State (6-11, 0-6 Big 12), 66-46, Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Behind a stifling defense the Jayhawks limited the Cowgirls to 17 field goals and 46 points, both KU opponent season-lows. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Senior forward Crystal Kemp finished with a game-high 25 points and 13 rebounds. The double-double was her sixth of the season and 23rd of her career. She also grabbed her 700th career rebound and was a perfect 9-of-9 from the free-throw line, tying a season-high.

Senior guard Erica Hallman chipped in 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds. With her performance, she moved up the KU career lists in assists (397), 3-point field goals (158) and 3-point attempts (421). Freshman guard Ivana Catic dished out seven assists while scoring 11 points.

Despite a zone defense employed by Oklahoma State, the Jayhawks used an 11-0 run and closed the half on a 23-6 scamper to build a 30-21 halftime lead. Kemp led all scorers at the break with 11 points and nine rebounds.

KU held Oklahoma State without a field goal for nearly 11 minutes of game-time while building a 23 point lead with 11:50 remaining in the second half. The Jayhawks also outscored the Cowgirls 25-15 in the paint.

Kansas travels to Manhattan to take on Kansas State in a sunflower state showdown on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Midwest.