KU Defeats UMKC, 73-51, Improves to 6-0

Dec. 7, 2005

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The University of Kansas defeated UMKC ,73-51, Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. With the victory, the Jayhawks move to 6-0 for the first time since the 1991-92 season.

Senior forward Crystal Kemp led all players with 16 points and moved into 13th place all-time at Kansas in career points with 1,174 points. Senior guard Kaylee Brown scored 15 points, including two 3-pointers, and moved into 9th place all-time at Kansas in career 3-pointers. Freshman guard Ivana Catic chipped in 13 points and notched a career-best five steals.

In the first half, the Jayhawks were successful breaking down the Kangaroos’ zone defense and took a 40-23 lead into halftime. Senior guard Erica Hallman dished out five assists in the half on the way to a season- high seven dimes. Kemp contributed 12 points and Catic poured in 10, including two 3-pointers. The Jayhawks pulled away from the Kangaroos with a 16-2 run that was punctuated by a three-point play by sophomore forward Taylor McIntosh.

The second half saw nine different Jayhawks score. Freshman forward Marija Zinic scored six of her eight points in the half and snared a career-best and game-high 10 rebounds. Junior guard Shaquina Mosley added three steals and sophomore forward Sophronia Sallard tallied four points.

KU also did a good job on the defensive end, forcing 28 UMKC turnovers that resulted in 28 points for the Jayhawks. Kansas also recorded 16 steals, one off its season high.

The Jayhawks continue their non-conference schedule with a tilt against the University of Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, December 11 at Allen Fieldhouse. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.