Austin, Texas An unselfish performance by Angel Goodrich couldn’t propel the Kansas University women’s basketball team over Texas in an 80-68 setback on Saturday at the Erwin Center.
KU-Texas women's box score ( .PDF )
Goodrich, a Kansas sophomore, dished out 14 assists, a career high and the second-highest single-game total in KU women’s basketball history.
The impressive total was overshadowed, however, by KU’s seventh loss in Big 12 Conference play. The Jayhawks fell to 15-8 overall and 2-7 in the conference. KU has lost six of its last seven contests.
Texas improved to 14-7 and 4-4.
The Longhorns were particularly effective on the glass, outrebounding the Jayhawks, 44-33.
Texas also visited the foul line twice as many times as Kansas. UT converted 18 of 24 charities.
Goodrich’s 14 assists were the most by a Kansas player in a single game since Erica Hallman tallied 13 against Dartmouth on Dec. 30, 2004. The 14 assists were also the most by a Big 12 player this season.
KU sophomore Carolyn Davis turned in a team-high 18 points and six rebounds. Aishah Sutherland also brought in six boards and scored 12 points. Monica Engelman added 10 points, and Marisha Brown pitched in nine.
Texas’ Chassidy Fussell led all scorers with 25 points and seven rebounds. Yvonne Anderson and Kathleen Nash rounded out the Texas offensive leaders with 14 and 12 points, respectively.
KU led early, 13-7, but couldn’t hold it. Texas led, 37-28, at halftime and never trailed again.
Kansas will play host to No. 22 Iowa State (16-6, 4-4) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Iowa State fell to Oklahoma, 65-62, on Saturday in Norman, Okla. The Sooners are No. 13 in the country and 17-5 (7-2 Big 12) this season.
After Iowa State, the Jayhawks will travel to No. 6 Texas A&M (19-2, 7-1) next Saturday.