McCray's Double-Double Helps KU Outlast Missouri, 66-60
Jan. 19, 2008
The victory improved KU to 12-5 (1-3) while Mizzou fell to 8-9 (1-3).
McCray's impressive performance, which also included a career-high matching five steals, was the
Freshman Krysten Boogaard was key as the Jayhawks built a commanding first-half lead, sparking a 15-2 run which built KU a 15-point cushion midway through the half. Boogaard, who finished 17 points, including 12 in the opening half, led a KU attack that scored 18 points in the paint and outrebounded MU, 20-10, in the first half while leading by as many as 16.
After taking a 38-25 lead into the break, senior Taylor McIntosh opened the second half with a basket to extend KU's lead back to 15, but Mizzou slowly began to claw back, cutting
However, a jumper by sophomore Sade Morris followed by a three-point play from Boogaard on
McCray, though, as she done all season, came up big for KU, sinking two free throws on the Jayhawks' next possession to put the game out of reach.
Morris joined McCray and Boogaard in double-digits, finishing with 10 points along with a career-high seven assists. Senior Ivana Catic, sophomore Porscha Weddington and freshman Nicollette Smith each added six points for KU.
Kansas shot 48.1-percent for the game - including 51.7 in the first half - and finished 11-of-14 from the free-throw line compared to just 5-of-14 shooting by MU from the stripe.
The Jayhawks outrebounded
Up next for KU is a trip to Big 12 foe