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KU women suffer first loss, 64-56

December 6, 2012

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— Kansas University’s women’s basketball season-opening winning streak came to an end Thursday night in a 64-56 loss to Arkansas.

The 17th-ranked Jayhawks (7-1) trailed by nine at halftime but rallied.

Chelsea Gardner’s baseline jumper gave Kansas its first second-half lead at 43-42, and the teams traded the next four baskets.

However, KU’s Angel Goodrich was called for a charge — her fourth personal foul — and went to the bench with 6:41 to play.

Arkansas (8-1) responded with a 10-0 run to regain control.

Goodrich led all scorers with 21 points — her season high— and Tania Jackson added 11 points.

Kansas’ decorated center Carolyn Davis had just six points on 2-of-9 shooting, with four rebounds in 34 minutes.

Quistelle Williams scored 15 points, and Keira Peak had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Arkansas.

The Jayhawks made 10 three-pointers (in 25 attempts) but shot just 37.3 percent from the floor. KU also was outscored by 12 from the free-throw line.

Kansas was called for 20 personal fouls, and UA went 14-for-21 from the stripe. The Razorbacks were called for just nine fouls, and Kansas was just 2-for-3.

Arkansas also had a marked advantage on the boards: 47 rebounds to Kansas’ 31.

KU will host Newman at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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