Jayhawks Cruise Past Cornhuskers

Feb. 20, 2005

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas women’s basketball team beat visiting Nebraska 67-53, Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks had four players in double figures and shot 46 percent from the field to cruise to the victory.

The Jayhawk defense forced 18 Cornhusker turnovers that led to 18 KU points.

Junior Erica Hallman led all scorers with 22 points and connected on 5-of-10 from three-point range. Hallman also dished out a game-high six assists. Fellow junior Kaylee Brown added 14 points, while senior Aquanita Burras chipped in with 10 points and seven rebounds.

Junior Crystal Kemp notched another double double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in the win.

“We wanted to set the tone early and we did that today,” Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “We were very unselfish and made some great passes.

“We felt we could beat somebody that on paper was supposed to be better than us,” Henrickson added. “We played with pride today and it was good to be able to take care of business at home.”

Nebraska was led by sophomore Kiera Hardy who was the lone `Husker in double figures with 13 points. Junior Jelena Spiric added nine points and four assists, while junior Elena Diaz had eight points in the loss.

Kansas (12-12, 5-8 Big 12) will return home for senior night Wednesday to face Baylor. Allen Fieldhouse tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.