Wildcats Edge Jayhawks in Sunflower Showdown Thriller, 59-55
Jan. 24, 2007
Manhattan, Kan. –
The University of Kansas (6-13, 0-6) fell to Kansas State (15-4, 3-3), 59-55, Wednesday night at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan. KU battled back from a seven-point halftime deficit in a game that saw six second half lead changes and five ties.
Trailing 36-29 at the half, KU scored the first eight points of the second stanza and held KSU scoreless for the first 5:06 of the second half. Senior Shaquina Mosley’s runner at 15:06 remaining gave Kansas its first lead of the game, 37-36.
KU would hold its last lead of the game on a Danielle McCray jumper with 10:05 remaining. The Jayhawks would tie the game four more times down the stretch but Kansas State made 8-of-10 free throws to ice the contest.
Kansas dominated the glass during the contest, out-rebounding the Wildcats, 54-31. Freshman Porscha Weddington posted a career-high 12 boards to lead the Jayhawks. The Temple, Texas native also blocked three shots while dishing out the first two assists of her career.
For the second-straight game, Mosley led the Jayhawks in scoring with 17 points. McCray and fellow freshman Kelly Kohn poured in 13 points each.
The Wildcats opened the game on an 8-0 run, forcing Kansas to take an early timeout. The Jayhawks responded with a 7-2 run of their own to close the gap to 10-7 before the first TV timeout.
Kansas will return to action Saturday, Jan. 27 in Lincoln, Neb., against the 25th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Devaney Center.