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Kansas women down No. 23 Texas, 72-67

January 5, 2012

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— Angel Goodrich scored 22 points, and Kansas University held on to beat No. 23 Texas, 72-67, on Wednesday night to win its Big 12 opener for the first time in six years.

Monica Engelman added 19 points, and Carolyn Davis scored 14 of her 16 after halftime for the Jayhawks (12-1, 1-0), who hadn’t opened their conference schedule with a win since beating the Longhorns, 70-61, in 2006.

“I thought we were really good early,” KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “Out of the locker room and starting the game, we had great poise and composure, toughness, and unselfishness, which we have been all year.”

Ashleigh Fontenette scored 19 points as Texas (10-3, 0-1) lost for the first time since falling to No. 6 Tennessee on Dec. 4.

Kansas, which came in with the nation’s best shooting percentage, extended its winning streak to six games despite shooting a season-worst 39 percent from the field (26 of 66).

“(Texas) forced turnovers and made shots, and thank goodness the game wasn’t 41 minutes, it was only 40,” Henrickson said.

Comments

Bob Harvey 2 years, 11 months ago

Nice job Jayhawks. It's great to watch the great season you are putting together. Time for the JW to give you the press you deserve.

like_n_Lawrence 2 years, 11 months ago

Nice win, Jayhawks! Jayhawk nation is proud today. Super win on the road. Keep up the intensity.

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