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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

KU women’s basketball drops home finale to ISU

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The Kansas women’s basketball team couldn’t keep its recent late-season surge moving in the right direction on Tuesday night versus Iowa State.

The Jayhawks fell, 61-42, in their regular-season home finale, despite a career-best 17 rebounds from junior Tina Stephens, whose 12 points made her the only KU scorer to reach double figures.

The Cyclones (17-11 overall, 9-8 Big 12), meanwhile, had three scorers in double digits, including their own rebounding machine, Ashley Joens, who countered Stephens’ double-double with 10 points and a career-high 20 rebounds of her own.

KU (15-13, 4-13) shot just 24.6% from the field in the loss at Allen Fieldhouse, and especially struggled from 3-point range, going 3-for-21 (14.3%).

ISU’s success from long range helped the visitors sweep the regular-season series and stop KU’s short-lived two-game winning streak. The Cyclones, led by Rae Johnson’s 5-for-7 shooting from deep, went 12-for-30 on 3-pointers.

KU was out-rebounded, 58-46.

The Jayhawks wrap up their regular season on Sunday at rival Kansas State.

Comments

David Kelley-Wood 3 weeks, 4 days ago

The key was barely in the ignition when the wheels fell off of this one. Am thinking our focus wasn't what it needed to be. Let's go get KSU to make up for it.

Carolyn Hunzicker 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Its sad the way the AD and the University allows the Basketball team to get worse every year......Year after Year and no one seems to care. Sad coaching Very sad

HEY....SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING ! iam seeing many real good local girls leaving Kansas to play at another school rather that KU

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