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NIT

March 22, 1991

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— Stacy Truitt scored eight points in the first 10 minutes of the second half to lead Kansas to a 71-66 victory over Louisville in the first round of the National Women's Invitational Tournament here Thursday.

Truitt, who sat most of the first half in foul trouble, led the way as the Jayhawks rebounded from a 31-24 halftime deficit.

Kansas hit 18 of 23 free throws in the second half to seal the victory.

KU was led in scoring by Marthea McCloud with 14, followed by Truitt with 12 and Terrilyn Johnson and Misti Chennault with 11 apiece. Johnson led Kansas in rebounding with nine boards.

Kansas next will face Santa Clara, an 81-65 victor over Notre Dame, tonight at 8. A win will put the Jayhawks in the tournament championship at 8 p.m. Saturday; a loss will drop them into Saturday's 6 p.m. third place game.

This is Kansas' second trip to the NWIT. The Jayhawks defeated Minnesota and lost to Kentucky and Drake in the 1978 tournament.

KANSAS (71)

Witherspoon 0-1 0-0 0, Bonham 3-5 1-3 7, Truitt 4-6 4-4 12, Muncy 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 3-4 5-7 11, Bieber 0-0 0-0 0, Chennault 2-7 6-6 11, Shareef 0-0 2-2 2, Hart 2-6 3-5 7, Kite 0-1 0-0 0, McCloud 5-6 4-9 14, Tate 3-4 1-1 7. Totals 22-40 26-37 71. LOUISVILLE (66)

Edwards 2-5 0-0 6, Martin 0-5 0-0 0, Turner 5-11 1-1 14, Huntsinger 1-3 1-2 3, Knox 6-13 0-0 12, Sweet 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 2-6 0-0 4, Doyle 3-14 9-10 15, Rose 6-8 0-0 12. Totals 25-65 11-13 66. Kansas

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Three-point goals Kansas 1-5 (Chennault 1-4, Kite 0-1), Louisville 5-18 (Edwards 2-5, Martin 0-4, Turner 3-7, Huntsinger 0-1, Doyle 0-1). Fouled out Doyle, Kelly. Rebounds Kansas 29 (Johnson 9), Louisville 39 (Doyle 8). Assists Kansas 18 (Chennault 5), Louisville 18 (Huntsinger 5). Total fouls Kansas 12, Louisville 26. Turnovers Kansas 25 (Shareef 5), Louisville 25 (Edwards 5, Martin 5, Turner 5). Attendance 200.

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