Kansas Falls 86-57 At Oklahoma

Feb. 8, 2006

Final Stats

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NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Kansas fell 86-57 to No. 9 Oklahoma on Wednesday night at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. The loss dropped KU to 14-7 overall and 3-7 in the Big 12, while the Sooners improved to 20-4 and 10-0 in the league.

Senior Crystal Kemp led the Jayhawks with a game-high 21 points and five rebounds. Senior Erica Hallman chipped in with 18 points.

The Sooners were paced by freshman Courtney Paris with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Junior Chelsi Welch added 16 points.

The Jayhawks shot 35.8 percent from the field and grabbed 33 rebounds, while OU shot 50.7 percent and snared 38 boards. The Sooners turned the ball over just six times while KU had 18 miscues.

Oklahoma led 45-27 at halftime. Before the break, KU was led by Hallman with 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Oklahoma was led at intermission by Welch with 13 points and junior Leah Rush with 10 points. C. Paris had eight points and nine boards in the first stanza.

Kansas next faces the University of Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 11 in Columbia, Mo. The first installment of this season’s Border Showdown between the two clubs tips off at 3 p.m. from the Mizzou Sports Arena and can be seen on Metro Sports in Kansas City and heard on the Jayhawk Radio Network.