Women's Basketball defeated by Kansas, 76-38
Jan. 23, 2013
LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Texas Women's Basketball team fell to the Kansas Jayhawks, 76-38, in a Big 12 game on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Jayhawks started off on a tear, using an early run of 10-2 and a 25-3 run over the final 7:44 of the first half to amass a 34-point halftime lead. Texas sank just 12 first-half points and committed 17 turnovers that were converted into 20 KUpoints.
UT picked up the pace in the second half, at one point holding Kansas scoreless for more than five minutes, but was unable to cut into the deficit.
Senior Nadia Taylor recorded a season-high eight points and, with freshman Imani McGee-Stafford's eight, led Texas in the scoring column. McGee-Stafford and senior Kayla Brewer each posted eight rebounds with Brewer also registering a career high.
The Longhorns were strong on the boards, outrebounding Kansas 39-36, including a 21-10 advantage on the offensive glass, which they converted into 14 second-chance points.
Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis led Kansas with 20 and 18 points, respectively.
The Longhorns will return to the court when they host Kansas State on Saturday in Austin at the Frank Erwin Center. The game is set for 1 p.m. Central and will be televised nationally on Longhorn Network.
Texas is now 14-10 all-time against the Jayhawks, with the series at 5-6 when playing in Lawrence ... tonight's starters (Empress Davenport, Celina Rodrigo, Gigi Mazionyte, Sara Hattis and Imani McGee-Stafford) composed Texas' ninth different starting lineup in 18 games played this season ... Mazionyte and freshman Hattis each recorded their first starts of the season ... seniors Kayla Brewer and Nadia Taylor each saw their first game action since Dec. 28, 2012 against Iowa ... Taylor posted a season-high eight points and three rebounds ... Brewer scored her first five points of the season and pulled down a career-high eight rebounds ... four Longhorns played season-high minutes, including Mazionyte (26), Hattis (24), Brewer (career-high 20) and Taylor (18) ... UT's 12 first-half points were the fewest scored by a Texas team in an opening stanza in school history ... the 34-point halftime deficit was the second-largest in a game in program history.