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Turnovers doom Kansas women in 73-60 loss against Texas A&M

Texas A&M's Adaora Elonu (21) goes up for a basket as Kansas' Danielle McCray (4) and Krysten Boogaard (14) defend during the second half of an NCAA college women's basketball game Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 73-60.

Texas A&M's Adaora Elonu (21) goes up for a basket as Kansas' Danielle McCray (4) and Krysten Boogaard (14) defend during the second half of an NCAA college women's basketball game Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 73-60.

February 1, 2009

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— Danielle McCray scored 24 points, but the Kansas University women’s basketball team committed 26 turnovers in a 73-60 loss to No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday.

The loss dropped Kansas to 12-7 overall and 1-5 in Big 12 play. Texas A&M improved to 17-3 overall and 5-2 in the league.

The Jayhawks led by as many as seven in the second half, but Texas A&M rallied to take a 53-51 lead on Danielle Gant’s jumper with 7:21 to play. The Aggies pushed their lead to six after three consecutive Kansas turnovers. The Jayhawks turned the ball over 14 times in the second half.

Gant finished the game with 21 points, including 17 in the second half.

McCray's 24 points marked the fourth straight game in which she scored at least 20. McCray also hit a trio of three-pointers, and was the only Jayhawk to register an attempt from beyond the arc (3-of-6). McCray also had seven rebounds.

Junior LaChelda Jacobs added 12 points and four assists for Kansas.

Despite 12 first-half turnovers, the Jayhawks led, 35-29, at intermission.

Junior Sade Morris returned to action for the Jayhawks after missing the previous two games due to a concussion sustained against Texas Tech on Jan. 17. Morris played all 40 minutes and finished 3-of-6 from the field with 11 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Kansas will return home to face Colorado at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse.

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