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Monday, January 10, 2022

KU women pick up 78-72 road win at TCU

Kansas junior Holly Kersgieter elevates to shoot during the Jayhawks' 78-72 win over TCU in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. (Damon Young/Kansas Athletics)

Kansas junior Holly Kersgieter elevates to shoot during the Jayhawks' 78-72 win over TCU in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. (Damon Young/Kansas Athletics)

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The Kansas women’s basketball team picked up its first conference win of the 2021-22 season, 78-72 at TCU on Monday night.

Three Jayhawks reached double digits in scoring, with junior guard Holly Kersgieter leading the way with 15 points. Zakiyah Franklin and Chandler Prater added 13 points apiece on a combined 10-of-18 shooting.

Kersgieter also added six rebounds and was 4-for-4 at the free throw line.

The Jayhawks made 8 of 14 shots from 3-point range and also out-rebounded TCU 38-32.

KU never trailed, leading 22-9 after one quarter, 35-30 at halftime and 58-50 at the end of the third quarter.

Monday's win moved Kansas to 10-2 overall and 1-1 in Big 12 play. It came on the heels of a 14-point home loss to No. 23 Oklahoma last weekend. The Jayhawks will stay in the Lone Star state for their next game, which is slated for 7 p.m. Wednesday at No. 13 Texas in Austin.

KU will return home this weekend for a 2 p.m. tipoff with No. 14 Baylor on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Comments

David Kelley-Wood 7 months ago

Nice win! Great to win on the road, but seeing as how the TCU women had lost their previous game by 29 at Iowa State, losing this one wouldn't have been a good sign.

Dirk Medema 7 months ago

Great road win indeed. It is always good to get a W in conference and even better on the road. There are some really good teams at the top of the league but this is progress.

Andy Godwin 7 months ago

And the road magic continued tonight in Austin we’re KU defeated the #13 Longhorns in OT (70-66). This is KU women’s first win against a ranked opponent since 2018. Maybe they can make a clean sweep in Texas by beating Baylor and TTU in future games. One can always hope. Congratulations on back to back road victories. Rock Chalk.

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