Kansas Rolls Through UMass Lowell, Remains Undefeated
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas controlled their contest against UMass Lowell on Sunday, Nov. 17, with ease as they soared passed their opponent, 79-44.
Competing for a total of 33 minutes in the matchup, Senior Mariane De Carvalho tied her career-high of 15 points and secured her first double-double at Kansas with 10 rebounds. Junior Tina Stephens and sophomore Aniya Thomas also added double-digit figures of 14 and 15 to contribute to the team’s total of 79 points while the River Hawks put up 44. The Jayhawks never fell below a 15-point lead through the entirety of the second half and added another victory to their now 4-0 record on regular-season play.
Despite early foul trouble from inside the paint, the Jayhawks appeared confident on the offensive end as every player in uniform tallied a point. Though fouls limited both junior Bailey Helgren and Stephens, De Carvalho maintained intensity through all her 33 minutes as she led the team in rebounds, steals, and matched Thomas’ 15 points.
“Having Tina and Bailey both in foul trouble, it’s nice to know that if we have to, we can count on [Mariane] for that type of production,” Schneider said.
“I feel like I could play more,” De Carvalho added.
The Jayhawks plan on taking advantage of a week-long hiatus with a little rest, more film-work and additional opportunities in the gym to capitalize on their performance thus far.
“Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are really important days because it’s been a while since we’ve had the opportunity to really focus on ourselves,” Schneider said. “We really need to evaluate if there are certain areas that we need to spend our practice time.”
Kansas will host the Texas State Cats for their fifth consecutive home meeting next Sunday, Nov. 24. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ at 2 p.m. CT.
ON THE RUN
Forward Mariane De Carvalho gets the steal and connects with forward Tina Stephens on the fastbreak.
Kersgieter hits her first👌of the game and De Carvalho goes for the bucket soon after!
UML calls a TO with 6:37 in the 3rd.
KU 47, UML 24
— Kansas Women's Bball (@KUWBball) November 17, 2019
IN THE PAINT
Forward Mariane De Carvalho is 4-of-6 from the field and has 8 points to go along with 3 boards.
Guard Aniya Thomas drills a 3-pointer in the corner to close the first quarter.
With 1:12 remaining in the first quarter, forward Tina Stephens leads the Jayhawks in the first quarter with 7 points on 3-of-3 shooting from the field.