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Kansas defeats Colorado, 79-72

  • 8 p.m., Feb. 16, 2010
  • Coors Events Conference Center, Boulder, CO

Originally published February 16, 2010 at 10:32p.m., updated February 17, 2010 at 12:00a.m.

Carolyn Davis’ near-perfect night propels KU women


Kansas’ Carolyn Davis, left, gets tangled up with Colorado’s Brittany Spears during the first half. Davis was 10-for-10 from the field and scored 28 points as KU won, 79-72, on Tuesday in Boulder, Colo.

Kansas’ Carolyn Davis, left, gets tangled up with Colorado’s Brittany Spears during the first half. Davis was 10-for-10 from the field and scored 28 points as KU won, 79-72, on Tuesday in Boulder, Colo.

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KU women top Colorado

Carolyn Davis led the KU women past Colorado on Tuesday night.

Kansas University freshman Carolyn Davis was darn-near-perfect on Tuesday night at Coors Events Center.

Davis, a 6-foot-3 freshman forward from Houston, went 10-for-10 from the field and 8-for-8 from the free-throw line, good for a game-high 28 points in the Jayhawks’ 79-72 women’s basketball victory over Colorado.

Davis, who barely missed her career-high of 29 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots. The only blemish on her stat line? Three turnovers in 31 minutes.

Davis, who tied the Big 12 Conference record for field-goal percentage in a game, was clutch at the line late. She iced two free throws that gave KU a five-point advantage with just :25 remaining.

Freshman Monica Engelman, who scored 16 points and tied a career high with six assists, went 4-for-4 from the line with less than a minute to play. She also tied a career high in steals with three.

Senior Sade Morris totaled 18 points off 5-of-11 shooting and 7-of-12 free throwing. Morris also added five boards and five assists in 38 minutes.

Colorado, which was led by guard Chucky Jeffery (19 points), had five players score in double figures.

The Buffs, who trailed the entire second half, pulled within three points with 4:42 left. With both teams in the double bonus, it became a battle at the line. KU hit 15-of-18 free throws in the last four minutes including six straight in the last 18 seconds.

KU led early, 6-2, only to be hit by a 17-2 CU run. Senior guard Bianca Smith (14 points) hit back-to-back threes in that spurt.

KU closed the half on a 25-4 run, but Brittany Spears (17 points) cashed a three as time expired keeping the Buffs within striking distance, 33-26. Spears had 11 rebounds for CU (12-12, 2-9).

The Jayhawks (15-9, 5-6) won in Boulder for the first time since the 2004-05 season.

KU (15-9, 5-6) will meet Texas Tech at 5 p.m. Sunday in Lubbock. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

Comments

Cody Stumma 9 years, 11 months ago

Congrats on the win girls! Now take down Texas Tech!

Omegatron 9 years, 11 months ago

One game at a time. One win at a time.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk, Go KU!

Cody Stumma 9 years, 11 months ago

Next game is HUGE!

Texas Tech is the last Big 12 Team in (9th in the Big 12 Standings)... a win here would go a long ways in capturing the bid for the Big Dance!

MinnesotaJay 9 years, 11 months ago

Awesome performance by Carolyn! It's good to see that she and Monica have been so consistently productive recently. The team is performing fantastically under the circumstances they've encountered, and some real go-to players have emerged.

Omegatron 9 years, 11 months ago

"Senior Sade Morris totaled 18 points off 5-of-11 shooting and 7-of-12 free throwing."

That's a line I'd like to read from here on out. We need a consistent third scoring option in order to prevent teams from game planning around Engelman and Davis.

Boogaard also need to quit pulling a disappearing act...

MinnesotaJay 9 years, 11 months ago

No diss to the 'Smooth Operator' intended. Keep it up, Sade.

Still, there's a lot of glue on this team...lot's of contribution being spread around.

Jim Pendleton 9 years, 11 months ago

Great road win last night! Let's keep it going.

Absolutely cracks me up that the CU women's team has two players named Brittany Spears and Whitney Houston. Who's next? I hear Taylor Swift has eligibility left, and what is she, 19 or 20?

Rock Chalk!!

Omegatron 9 years, 11 months ago

"No diss to the 'Smooth Operator' intended."

Correct. Just pointing out that I'd like a third option. Not that that player isn't producing.

" totaled 18 (more or less) points off 5-of-11 (approx) shooting and 7-of-12 (approx) free throwing."

Is what I'd like to read inaddition to the stats we read with Engelman and Davis.

That way teams have to game plan for three plus girls, instead of two.

images 9 years, 11 months ago

Welcome back Sade, now we have a dynamic trio that can take the team far this season and beyond into next season. Congratulations!!!

images 9 years, 11 months ago

Congratulations: Sade, Carolyn, Monica. Now to TTec and beyond, We are on the groove.

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