Dallas Lauren Aldridge scored 17 points, and Kansas University’s women’s basketball team defeated Northern Illinois, 66-58, on Friday night in the SMU Thanksgiving Classic.
Caelynn Manning-Allen added 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Kylee Kopatich had 10 points and four assists as the Jayhawks improved to 3-1.
Jada Brown and Tyler Johnson scored eight points apiece for Kansas, and Jayde Christopher dished six assists.
Aldridge, a 5-foot-7 sophomore, hit six of 10 shots, including five of seven three-pointers.
KU held a 39-21 lead at halftime after scoring 26 points in the second quarter.
Kansas shot a season-best 45 percent from three-point range
The Jayhawks will meet SMU at 5 p.m. today in the championship game.
After that, KU will return home to face Creighton at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse.