KU women suffer first loss of season, 58-52, at Nebraska
photo by: Carter Gaskins
Nebraska handed the University of Kansas women’s basketball team its first loss of the season by a 58-52 margin Wednesday night inside Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Double-figure scoring efforts by senior Kylee Kopatich and junior Mariane De Carvalho were not enough for the Jayhawks (6-1) to mount a come-from-behind win and keep their perfect record intact.
Entering Wednesday, Kansas was the only Division I program with both the women’s and men’s basketball team sporting undefeated records. Earlier this week, the Jayhawks had received votes in both the AP poll and coaches’ poll.
Kopatich scored a team-high 14 points to go along with nine rebounds and two assists. It marked her fourth double-digit scoring effort of the season and 29th of her career. De Carvalho found the net for 11 points and three rebounds, while recording her second double-figure scoring performance of the season and second of her career.
Sophomore Bailey Helgren grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds during the contest, which marked the fourth-straight contest of the season of eight or more rebounds.
KU will play host to Grambling State at 2 p.m. Sunday.