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Minnesota defeats Kansas, 70-59

  • 7 p.m., Nov. 20, 2013
  • Minneapolis, Minn.,

Originally published November 20, 2013 at 08:57p.m., updated November 21, 2013 at 12:37a.m.

Kansas women’s basketball falls at Minnesota

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— Kansas University’s women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a poor second half and lost its first game of the season, 70-59, to Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Senior guard CeCe Harper led the Jayhawks with 17 points, five rebounds and four assists.

The Jayhawks held a 32-30 halftime lead, but shot just 25 percent from the field in the second half. Minnesota, led by an 11-point, 11-rebound, 10-block triple-double from Amanda Zahui B., shot 54 percent in both halves and pulled away at the end despite several Kansas rallies keyed by timely three-pointers.

Kansas’ Chelsea Gardner double-doubled with 10 points and 13 rebounds in the loss, and Asia Boyd added 13 points.

Minnesota had two 20-point scorers in Rachel Banham (26) and Micaella Riche (20).

The Jayhawks (3-1) travel to the Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam tournament next week. The three-game tourney begins Nov. 28 with a game against Central Michigan.

Comments

Waylon Cook 5 years, 6 months ago

This is what she does year in and year out how do you keep defending it? The sweet sixteens were nice truly but I guess you don't think there is another coach who could win 4 tourney games at KU in 8-9 years???????????

Why did Duke, UK, Louisville, and even Michigan State have success building their womens programs? They had coaches who knew that words like Duke Basketball get peoples attention!

Bonnie has never been the type of person that has ever been out and about like Coach Self. And it shows.

Her contract is up its time for a change. Unless mediocrity is your version of success.

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