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Kansas defeats Northern Illinois, 68-58

  • 7:30 p.m., Nov. 27, 2015
  • Moody Coliseum, Dallas, TX

Friday, November 27, 2015

KU women’s basketball nudges Northern Illinois

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— 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.

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