Jayhawks Drop 74-46 Decision at No. 1 Baylor
Jan. 28, 2012
WACO, Texas–Junior forward Carolyn Davis scored a team-high 12 points, but the Kansas women’s basketball team fell to No. 1 Baylor Bears, 74-46 Saturday night in BU’s Ferrell Center. The Jayhawks drop to 16-4 overall and 5-3 in the Big 12 Conference, while Baylor remains undefeated at 21-0 overall and 8-0 in conference play.
Davis led Kansas on both sides of the court early, scoring six of KU’s first 10 points and making two key blocks during that time. Despite her effort, Baylor came out of the gate hot, scoring the first basket of the game and never looking back.
The Jayhawks fought back to an eight-point deficit early in the first half as Sutherland and Davis made back-to-back layups heading into the 12-minute media timeout. Baylor returned to the floor with vengeance, though, going on a quick 7-0 run to make it 25-10 in favor of the Bears.
Baylor overwhelmed KU inside, stretching out to a 37-17 halftime lead. BU’s Brittney Griner made it tough for the Jayhawks to score, altering shots and getting five blocks during the game. She finished the contest with a game-high 28 points.
KU kept the scoring margin closer in the second half, as the Jayhawks tallied 29 and BU had 37, but it was not enough to ensnare a victory. On a night where the Bears shot 50 percent from the field, Kansas was held to just 29 percent and was out-rebounded 29 to 46.
In addition to Davis’ 12 points, junior point guard Angel Goodrich contributed 10 points and eight assists, while senior forward Aishah Sutherland scored eight points and grabbed 10 boards. Sophomore guard CeCe Harper also chipped in 10 points, a career high for the San Antonio, Texas, native.
KU will return home to Lawrence as the Jayhawks play host to the Oklahoma Sooners Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Allen Fieldhouse. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on Metro Sports. All women and girls will get in free in support of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.