Jayhawks Fall 59-41 At Colorado

Jan. 22, 2008

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BOULDER, Colo. – Sophomore guard-forward Danielle McCray led Kansas with 12 points and 10 rebounds, but the Jayhawks fell to Colorado 59-41 here on Tuesday evening at the Coors Event Center. KU dropped to 12-6 on the season and 1-4 in Big 12 play, while the Buffaloes improved to 13-5 overall and 2-3 in conference action.

McCray posted a double-double for the second-straight game and third time this season, but baskets were hard to come by in the second half as KU was sloppy with the ball and had a hard time getting a shot off, most notably in the second half of play.

The Jayhawks committed a season-high 27 turnovers, 16 coming in the second half, with CU picking up only eight steals. The Buffaloes were not much better taking care of the ball as they committed 20 miscues. Colorado was much sharper shooting from the field as they knocked down 18-of-43 shots from the field, good for 41.9 percent, while Kansas made just 16-of-50 shots from the field for 32.0 percent.

Kansas opened up with a 10 point lead early at 18-8, capped off by a long three-pointer by freshman forward Nicollette Smith at the 8:17 mark of the opening frame. After several scoreless trips by both teams, Colorado began to chip away at the deficit. A 12-0 CU run gave the Buffaloes their first lead of the game at 20-18 with under five left to play before the break.

A bucket down low by senior forward Taylor McIntosh got the Jayhawks back on the board, but Colorado stayed in control for the rest of the period, taking a 29-22 lead into the half.

Junior guard Ivana Catic finished with seven points for KU, while McIntosh, Smith and sophomore guard Sade Morris each added six. Both Morris and McIntosh grabbed five boards.

Kansas returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 26, when they play host to #20 Texas A&M. The Jayhawks and Aggies will tip-off at 7 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse.