KU Tripped Up by Colorado, 77-71
Feb. 1, 2006
LAWRENCE, Kan. -
The University of Kansas women's basketball team (13-6, 2-6 Big 12) fell to Colorado (7-14, 2-7 Big 12), 77-71, Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks closed to within three points with under a minute to play but were unable to secure the victory.
Senior guard Kaylee Brown finished with a game-high and new career-high 24 points, including 19 in the second half. The Arcadia, Okla., native also set new career highs in field goals (eight) and free throws (five). She played all 40 minutes and also finished with four rebounds and two assists.
Senior forward Crystal Kemp added 15 points and eight rebounds for KU while playing all 40 minutes. She continued her ascent up Kansas' career lists, as her eight boards moved her into a tie for 10th place all-time in rebounds. She now has 733 rebounds in her four years with the Jayhawks.
Senior guard Erica Hallman also played the entire 40 minutes and chipped in 14 points, three assists and three rebounds. Sophomore forward Taylor McIntosh rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Jayhawks, finishing with 10 points. Freshman guard Ivana Catic added a game-high nine assists.
The Jayhawks trailed 40-28 at halftime despite 11 points and four rebounds from Kemp. KU forced 20 Buffalo turnovers -- 12 in the second half -- and converted them into 19 points. The Jayhawks also outscored the Buffaloes in the paint, 30-22.
Kansas returns to action Saturday, Feb. 4, when they take on Iowa State at Allen Fieldhouse. Tip off is set for 1 p.m.