Balanced Effort Leads Kansas over TCU, 83-61

March 8, 2013

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Kansas 83, TCU 61
American Airlines Center  // Dallas, Texas
Senior Angel Goodrich finished with 16 points and eight assists.
1st 2nd Final
TCU 30 31 61
Kansas 40 43 83
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Statistical Leaders
Kansas TCU
Points Goodrich (16) Medley (21)
Rebounds Gardner (19) Lovings (11)
Assists Goodrich (8) Medley (4)
Steals Three with 2 Hamilton (4)
Blocks Goodrich/Harper (2) Lovings (4)
Stats at a Glance KU TCU
FG Percentage 50.8 32.4
3-Point FG Percentage 41.2 28.6
FT Percentage 73.7 57.9
Offensive Rebounds 11 12
Defensive Rebounds 39 22
Total Rebounds 50 34
Turnovers 18 11
Points in the Paint 44 18
Points off Turnovers 16 14
Second Chance Points 11 11
Fast Break Points 10 4
Bench Points 25 11

DALLAS – Sophomore Chelsea Gardner posted her third double-double tallying 11 points and grabbing a career-high 19 rebounds for Kansas, as the Jayhawks took an early lead and controlled the first-round game en route to a 83-61 win over TCU in the 2013 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at the American Airlines Center Friday night.

Kansas improved to 18-12 on the season and secured its third win in the 2012-13 season over TCU, as sophomore guard Asia Boyd sparked the Jayhawks off the bench with 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting. With the win, Kansas advances in the tournament and will face Iowa State Saturday at 6 pm., in the quarterfinals.

The Jayhawks jumped out to an early lead, 12-4, at the 16:08 mark, with a three-point basket from both senior Monica Engelman and junior Markisha Hawkins.

Less than a minute later, TCU answered KU’s run with a three-point field goal from freshman guard Zahna Medley to bring the Horned Frogs within five points, 12-7.

The Horned Frogs attempted to take control of the game, coming within three, 14-11, at the 13:42 mark, but the Jayhawks pulled away and, at the 1:05 mark, had its largest lead, 38-25. Kansas held strong the remainder of the first half and kept the lead going into halftime, 40-30.

To open the second half, Angel Goodrich hit a three, just 44 seconds into play, to stretch the Jayhawks’ lead, 43-30. The two teams continued to battle with back and forth scores. Goodrich finished the game with a team-high 16 points and also added eight assists without a single turnover.

At the 13:46 mark, Bunny Williams sunk two free throws to start a 13-5 KU run that lasted 2:36. Boyd contributed six points of her 12 points during the time span. Kansas led by as many as 24 points and eventually cruised to the first-round win.

Senior Carolyn Davis was the fifth Jayhawk with double-figure points, finishing with 12 points and nine points The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.