Sunday, February 11, 2007

KU women dance unlikely two-step

Mosley's last-second bucket helps Jayhawks upset Texas



Larry Kolvoord/AP Photo

KANSAS UNIVERSITY's SHAQUINA MOSLEY, kneeling in front, and her teammates celebrate her game-winning shot against Texas. Mosley made a layup with 0.4 seconds remaining to lift the Jayhawks to a 50-49 upset of the Longhorns on Saturday.

— Shaquina Mosley made a layup with 0.4 seconds left to give the Kansas University women's basketball team a 50-49 victory over Texas on Saturday night, the Jayhawks' second straight Big 12 Conference victory after an 0-9 start in conference play.

Mosley had her jumper blocked by Ashley Lindsey and time ran out on the clock. But the referees added 0.4 seconds, and Mosley sneaked underneath the basket for the game winner.

Mosley finished with seven points and five assists.

Tiffany Jackson led the Longhorns with 14 points.

Brittainey Raven scored five of her 11 points during an 8-0 Texas run with under four minutes left to give the Longhorns a 47-45 lead. But Kelly Kohn, who led all scorers with 17, nailed a three-pointer at the two-minute mark to put the Jayhawks up by one.

Lindsey responded with a layup with 1:01 left to put Texas (16-9 overall, 5-6 Big 12 Conference) back on top.

Texas' loss kept coach Jody Conradt two wins shy of her 900th career victory. She is 898-302 all time.

Jackson scored six of her 10 first half points during Texas' 10-2 run to end the half. Kansas (8-16, 2-9) shot just 29 percent for the half and made only one basket in the final 5:24 to go into its locker room down, 29-22.

The Jayhawks came out with a 7-0 run to start the second and picked up their defensive intensity as well. Jackson ended the run with a layup after four minutes, but that was the only basket Texas would make through the first 11:20 of the half.

In addition to Kohn, fellow KU freshman Danielle McCray enjoyed a productive afternoon against the Longhorns, scoring 15 points and pulling down a game-high 10 rebounds.

KU will try to make it three victories in a row when it returns to action at 7 p.m. Wednesday against rival Missouri in a Valentine's Day Border Showdown at Allen Fieldhouse. It will be the first of three straight home games for the Jayhawks.


jahwkfan 11 years, 4 months ago

Way to go ladies. Now take it to those Misery Tiggers


beebe1 11 years, 4 months ago

See, give the freshmen a chance to mature, and the coach a chance to coach! That's the way to go!

Dirk Medema 11 years, 4 months ago

After losing some close games, it is great to see the ladies get a close win, and all the better on the road. It has got to be a great encouragement for such a young team.

PS Fabio, try listening to momma before you start typing, unless of course you have cheese and crackers to go with your whine. Cheers.

jayhawk26 11 years, 4 months ago

I'm always amused by those who whine about this year's record and Henrickson. Were you complaining when Marian was in charge and having losing seasons and brawls on the court?

I think not.

William James 11 years, 4 months ago

See what? A 2-9 record? Ive seen more than enough. There is this thing called standards at KU. There is this other thing called excellence. You might look those up in the dictionary and see if the shoe fits with these girls. My mom told me if I dont have anything nice to say to not say anything at all. So Im not gonna comment about the record.

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