KU Falls to Nebraska, 65-57

Feb. 15, 2006

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The University of Kansas women’s basketball team (14-9, 3-9 Big 12) fell to Nebraska (13-10, 5-7 Big 12) Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, 65-57. The game featured seven ties and 13 lead changes, but the Jayhawks came up short in the end.

Senior forward Crystal Kemp led all scorers with 19 points and also collected six rebounds. Kemp, who was recently named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District team, continued to climb the Kansas career lists, moving into eighth place all-time in scoring. She now has 1,520 points for her career. She also swatted the 86th block of her career, moving her into eighth place all-time on that list as well.

Senior guard Erica Hallman added 15 points and six rebounds for the Jayhawks. She was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line and also dished out a team-high five assists. Senior guard Kaylee Brown chipped in 11 points and three 3-pointers, all in the second half. She also tied a season high with her five rebounds.

The Jayhawks were a perfect 13-of-13 from the charity stripe, the second time this season the Jayhawks did not miss a free throw attempt. KU also outscored Nebraska 13-3 in second chance points.

Kansas trailed 28-25 at halftime. Kemp led the Jayhawks into the break with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Freshman forward Marija Zinic added four points in the first half and finished the game with a career-high three assists.

Kansas hits the road for its next game, traveling to Ames, Iowa, to take on Iowa State on Saturday, Feb. 19. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m.