The Kansas women’s basketball team won its second straight game in dominant fashion, beating the University of Illinois at Chicago by a 91-50 margin on the back of 17 points from leading scorer Aniya Thomas and a double-double from newcomer Tina Stephens.
Kansas opened the contest on a 13-5 run and never looked back. The Jayhawks were able to force eight turnovers by the Flames in the first quarter alone, which contributed to their commanding 27-14 lead by the end of the first.
The Jayhawks picked up right where they left off in the second quarter, opening the frame on a 9-0 spurt that helped propel them to a 39-26 lead at the half. Kansas was able to hold UIC to just 34% shooting from the field in the first half.
Kansas had five players in double figures in the lopsided win. Stephens posted 15 points along with 10 rebounds. On defense, KU forced 20 turnovers by the Flames and held them to 28% shooting from the field.
Kansas (2-0) hosts Omaha at 7 p.m. Wednesday.