Kansas Falls At No. 3 Nebraska, 77-52
March 3, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas freshman forward Annette Davis posted a career-best nine points off the bench to lead the Jayhawks, but it was not nearly enough as No. 3 Nebraska remained undefeated on the season by turning back KU, 77-52, on “Senior Night” in Lincoln.
The Cornhuskers opened the game on a 9-0 run and never looked back. KU cut the deficit to five points on two occasions, the last coming with 15:20 on the clock as senior guard LaChelda Jacobs knocked down a jumper to make the score 11-6.
Nebraska responded by hitting back-to-back threes to quickly push the lead to 11 points. KU got the lead back under double digits on two occasions, but could never sustain a run long enough to get back into the game.
NU junior guard Dominique Kelley scored 14 first-half points to lead the Cornhuskers to a 49-32 lead at the break.
The second half began much like the first, with Nebraska outscoring KU 18-4 through the first 12 minutes of the second frame to put the game out of reach.
Davis, who played just 11 minutes, knocked down all four of her shots and pulled down four rebounds to lead KU. Fellow freshman Monica Engelman also turned in nine points for the Jayhawks, while senior Sade Morris and junior Krysten Boogaard each chipped in eight points.
Jayhawk freshman Carolyn Davis led KU on the boards with six caroms, while A. Davis, Boogaard, junior Marisha Brown and sophomore Aishah Sutherland all pulled down four rebounds.
Four Cornhuskers scored in double figures led by senior Kelsey Griffin with 18 points. Kelley finished with 16, Lindsey Moore added 14 and Cory Montgomery had 12.
KU will return to action on Saturday, March 6, when it plays host to No. 12 Texas A&M in Allen Fieldhouse. Game time is slated for 7 p.m., with “Senior Night” activities following the game. KU will honor its five-player senior class of Jacobs, Kelly Kohn, Danielle McCray, Morris and Porscha Weddington.