Kansas Falls to Minnesota
Dec. 5, 2004
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The University of Kansas women’s basketball team hit the road for the first time this season and fell 62-45 at Minnesota. The Jayhawks led by six at the break, but scored just 12 second half points to drop to 3-3 on the season.
Junior Crystal Kemp led the Kansas, effort scoring a game-high 17 points for the Jayhawks. Juniors Erica Hallman and Kaylee Brown also reached double-figures, with Hallman scoring 11 points and Brown chipping in with 10. Rounding out the scoring for the Jayhawks was senior Aquanita Burras, who added seven points.
The Golden Gophers had three players in double-figures. Senior center Janel McCarville led Minnesota with 15 points, while sophomore Liz Podominick added 14 points and junior Katie Alsdurf scored 13.
The Jayhawks, who led the entire first half, jumped out to a quick 19-4 lead, eight minutes into the game, and took a 33-27 lead into the locker room at intermission. The Gophers tied the game at the 14:47 mark in the second half on two Podominick free throws, and then took over the lead for good on a bucket by Podomick the next time down the floor. Kansas hit just 5-of-18 from the field in the second half.
Kansas will return home Wednesday, December 8, to face Western Illinois at Allen Fieldhouse. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.