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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Poor second half hurts KU women

Jayhawks fall to 0-7 in Big 12 play

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— Kelsey Griffin scored 24 points to help No. 25 Nebraska beat KansasUniversity, 78-58, on Saturday night.

Nebraska (17-4, 5-2 Big 12) opened up the second half with a 22-6 run to break a tie and put the game away. The Lady Cornhuskers scored on seven of their first nine possessions of the second half to go up 54-43 on Ashley Ford's layup with 14:51 remaining.

After a Jayhawk basket, the Husker run continued, with Griffin's free throw giving Nebraska a 61-45 lead with 10:57 left.

Danielle Page added a career-high 17 points for Nebraska.

Kansas (6-14, 0-7) struggled to score in the second half, making just four of its first 17 shots after hitting 54 percent (14-for-26) of its first-half attempts to tie Nebraska at 39 at the break.

Nebraska took its biggest lead of the game when Kiera Hardy's free throws made the score 71-49 with 7:34 remaining.

Shaquina Mosley led Kansas with 18 points. Taylor McIntosh added 16 points for Kansas and Danielle McCray had 12.

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