Second Half Surge Powers #25 Nebraska Past Kansas, 78-58
Jan. 27, 2007
LINCOLN, Neb. –
The University of Nebraska (17-4, 5-2 Big 12) opened the second half with a 15-4 run to break a 39-39 halftime tie in defeating the University of Kansas (6-14, 0-7 Big 12), 78-58, Saturday night in Lincoln, Neb. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
For the third straight game, senior Shaquina Mosley led the Jayhawks in scoring with 18 points. Junior Taylor McIntosh tallied a career-high 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting.
After shooing 54 percent in the first half, KU was held to just 30 percent during the second stanza. Nebraska out-rebound KU 23-11 in the second half and 38-24 for the game.
Nebraska sophomore Kelsey Griffin led all players with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Husker junior Danielle Page added a career-high 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting.
With the Jayhawks holding a 13-11 advantage five minutes into the game, Nebraska went on a 10-0 run to secure a 21-13 lead. Mosley and McIntosh combined to score KU’s next 11 points, closing the Huskers gap to 28-24.
After freshman Sade Morris notched a 3-pointer with 37 seconds remaining in the half, a Mosley jumper with a foot on the 3-point line beat the halftime buzzer, sending both teams into the locker room with the game tied 39-all. Mosley led KU with 15 first half points followed by McIntosh with 10.
Kansas will return home for face Texas Tech on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Tip-off between the Jayhawks and Red Raiders is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised tape-delay nationally on CSTV at 9 p.m.
Game Notes: Shaquina Mosley is averaging 16.0 points per game in KU’s last four contests … Nebraska is now 15-13 all-time against the Jayhawks in Lincoln … Kansas held Nebraska’s leading scorer, Kiera Hardy to a combined five points in the first half of both contests this season.