Kansas Drops Detroit In A Thriller

Nov. 22, 2005

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In a game that featured five lead changes and six ties, the University of Kansas women’s basketball team defeated the Detroit Titans, 70-68, Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks improved to 2-0 with the victory.

Sophomore forward Taylor McIntosh sealed the victory for the Jayhawks with two free throws with 1:08 remaining in the game. She also finished with a game-high 10 rebounds, 10 points and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. It was her third career double-double.

Seniors Crystal Kemp and Kaylee Brown played all 40 minutes in the game. Kansas outscored Detroit 28-8 in points in the paint, as Kemp led all scorers with 23 points, 15 of which came in the second half. It was the 15th 20-point game of her career. Brown finished with 18 points and also tallied five steals.

Freshman guard Ivana Catic also played a key part in the victory. She scored all 11 of her points in the second half and dished out nine assists, one off the Kansas record for a freshman.

Free throw shooting and turnovers proved key for the Jayhawks. They finished 15-for-18 from the line and forced 14 Titan turnovers resulting in 20 points.

In the first half, the Jayhawks took a 30-27 lead into halftime behind Kemp’s 10 points and Catic’s six assists. Brown scored eight of her points in the half, knocking down two three-point shots.

The next game for the Jayhawks will be on Sunday when they take on Northeastern. Tip off is slated for 1 p.m. in the first ever match-up between the two schools.

The game will feature several promotions, including Take a Kid to a Game and Big Brothers/Big Sisters day, where one paid adult admission receives a free kids’ ticket. Also, the game will feature a reunion for campers from the women’s summer basketball camp.