KU women’s basketball surrenders early lead in loss to Texas

Despite jumping out to an early lead, the Kansas women’s basketball team dropped an 85-77 decision to Texas on Wednesday at the Frank Erwin Center.

The Jayhawks, who were coming off their first Big 12 win of the season, grabbed a 23-19 advantage after the opening quarter. KU was then held to just 9 points in the second period, and played from behind for the rest of the night after that.

Texas (12-6, 4-2 Big 12) produced 26 points in the third quarter and then held off a late push by Kansas (12-5, 1-5 Big 12) in the final frame. The Longhorns, who led by as many 15 points, had the advantage for over 29 minutes of the contest.

In a losing effort, Aniya Thomas led Kansas with 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the floor. Zakiyah Franklin added 12 points, while Tina Stephens finished 11 points for the Jayhawks. Three more players contributed 8 points as well.

Texas was led by a 22-point effort from Joyner Holmes in the win. Sug Sutton recorded 18 points, Charli Collier tallied 17 points and Lashann Higgs notched 10 points to join her in double figures.

Kansas travels to Iowa State at 2 p.m. Saturday.


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