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Struggling KU women seek first Big 12 win today at NU

January 27, 2007


KU women look for first conference win against Nebraska

Tomorrow, Kansas plays Nebraska for the second time this season. The first go around didn't go so well as the Huskers beat the Jayhawks, 63-54. Enlarge video

— Victories have been scarcer than Jayhawk teeth for Kansas University's women's basketball team.

KU has dropped 12 of its last 14 outings and is 0-6 against Big 12 Conference foes. Nevertheless, coach Bonnie Henrickson remains upbeat about earning a league victory.

"As hard as we've been playing and competing," she said, "we're going to get one."

The next opportunity will come today against Nebraska.

Tipoff will be 7 p.m. at the Devaney Center. There is no telecast.

The Jayhawks came as close to posting a Big 12 victory as they have all season Wednesday, when they bowed, 59-55, at Kansas State.

Twice in the late going, KU had a chance to tie, but the shots wouldn't fall. That has been the season-long story for the Jayhawks, who rank last in the league in shooting percentage at .388.

Kansas also was competitive when it played host to Nebraska two weeks ago in Allen Fieldhouse. Nebraska won, 64-54, but KU held the Cornhuskers' Kiera Hardy five points under her 16.0 scoring average.

Kansas has only one player scoring in double figures: Freshman guard Kelly Kohn, who has been battling a shooting slump, is on the edge at 10.0 points per game.

Kohn scored 20 points in the first KU-NU game. Also, Taylor McIntosh was solid with 11 points and eight rebounds.


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