KU women’s basketball falls to Pitt State in exhibition opener

The Kansas women’s basketball team fell to Pittsburg State 90-82 in its first exhibition game of the 2019-20 season in Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday.

The Jayhawks had six players score in double-figures in the loss. Sophomore Brooklyn Mitchell led the team, scoring 19 points on 52.9% shooting from the field and contributed three rebounds and three assists.

In her first collegiate game, freshman Zakiyah Franklin finished with 15 points and contributed three rebounds and two assists. Junior Tina Stephens scored all 12 of her points in the first half and tallied six boards in the game.

Down in the paint, junior Bailey Helgren notched a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 boards. Senior Mariane De Carvalho finished with 11 points in the game, and sophomore Aniya Thomas scored 10 points.

Pitt State knocked down 13 3-pointers and shot 52.2% from the field. The Gorillas had five players finish in double figures.

Kansas will play its final exhibition game against Emporia State at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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