Carolyn Davis Scores 15 but Baylor Defeats Kansas 70-47
Feb. 28, 2010
WACO, Texas –
Despite 15 points and seven rebounds from freshman Carolyn Davis, Kansas was unable to overcome a strong game from Baylor’s Brittney Griner who had 20 points and 10 blocks to lead the Bears to a 70-47 victory over the Jayhawks Sunday afternoon in Waco.
Kansas was led by Davis’s 15 points, but struggled from the field all game shooting just 36.1 percent from the floor.
Baylor came out firing in the first half, shooting 9-for-9 from the floor to start the game and jumping out to a 19-9 lead, but cooled down after that going 5-for-21 the rest of the way and finishing the half 47% from the floor.
The Jayhawks fought back against a 10-2 run by Baylor to start the game and closed the gap to 23-27 with 4:44 remaining before the intermission, but Kansas didn’t score again before the break and Baylor was able to pull ahead for a 12 point lead at half time.
Kansas was led in the first half by Davis and senior guard Sade Morris, who both had six points.
Baylor pulled away for good early in the second half repeatedly finding Griner in the post.
Davis scored nine secondhalf points for Kansas, but Morris failed to score again and no other Jayhawk managed to score in double figures.
Freshman Monica Engelman scored four points going only 1-of-9 from the floor and 2-2 from the free throw line. Four points is her lowest scoring output since scoring two points at Missouri on Jan. 30.
Defensively, the Jayhawks held the Bears to just 9.1 percent shooting from behind the arc and to 43.8 percent from the field.
Kansas will next take the court on Wednesday, Mar. 3 at Nebraska at 7 p.m. The game from Lincoln can be heard on the Jayhawk Radio Network.