Hoosiers Fall on the Road to Kansas, 69-61
Dec. 9, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Indiana women's basketball team led by four points midway through the second half, but the Kansas Jayhawks went on a 23-11 run to close out the game and pick up the 69-61 win over the Hoosiers and extend their winning streak to four games while Indiana has dropped four in a row.
Kim Roberson led Indiana with 22 points while Whitney Thomas added 13 points and 12 rebounds, her second straight double-double. Jamie Braun had eight points, four assists, three steals and tied her career high with 12 rebounds.
Kansas had four players in double figures, led by Krysten Boogard's 13 points and seven rebounds. Danielle McCray added 12 points and seven rebounds and Ivana Catic and Taylor McIntosh each had ten points.
With the score knotted at 6-6 at the 17:20 mark, a 10-3 Indiana run sparked by a layup from Braun, gave the Hoosiers a 16-9 lead with 11:41 remaining in the first half. The Jayhawks cut IU's lead to five on a jumper by Boogaard, but a pair of free throw from Jori Davis regained a seven-point advantage for Indiana with 10:53 to go. However, Kansas outscored the Hoosiers, 24-15 in the final 10 minutes of the half to take a 35-31 lead into the break.
Indiana shot just 36 percent in the first half while Kansas was hitting at a 56 percent clip.
The Jayhawks (7-1) extended their lead to eight less than two minutes into the second half, but a triple from Roberson cut the Kansas lead to just one with 16:14 left. Indiana (4-5) would take a 48-46 lead on a Roberson layup at the 13:03 mark. But with 6:40 remaining, a Danielle McCray layup gave Kansas a 52-50 lead and they would not trail again.
Indiana had 12 steals in the game, the sixth time this season they have reached double figures in steals in a game.
The Hoosiers return home to Assembly Hall for their next game, taking on the Bowling Green Falcons on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m.
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