KU Cruises Past New Orleans, 100-50
Dec. 3, 2005
Lawrence, Kan. –
The University of Kansas women’s basketball team defeated the University of New Orleans, 100-50, Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. KU improved to 5-0 behind a season-best 53 percent shooting. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Six Jayhawks scored in double-figures in a game that saw 12 different Jayhawks score, the first time KU has achieved the feats since the 2003-04 season. Senior guard Erica Hallman led all scorers, pouring in 20 points and knocking down four three-pointers.
Sophomore forward Taylor McIntosh tied a career-high with 11 points and freshman forward Marija Zinic set a new career-best with 12 points. Senior guard Kaylee Brown tossed in 12 points while senior forward Crystal Kemp and freshman guard Ivana Catic each added 10 points.
In the first half, the Jayhawks used two large runs to build a 58-27 halftime lead. A 20-2 run, in which five different Jayhawks recorded baskets, and was followed by 24-5 run to close the half where eight Jayhawks scored. Hallman scored 16 of her points in the half and McIntosh and Brown each added nine.
The second stanza saw the Jayhawks continue to stifle the Privateers’ offensive attack, limiting the Privateers to 23 points. For the game, KU forced 16 turnovers that resulted in 33 Jayhawk points. Kansas also outscored UNO 44-24 in the paint and notched 20 fast break points.
The Jayhawks return to action Wednesday, Dec. 7 to play UMKC at Allen Fieldhouse. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.