LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The Texas Women’s Basketball team fell to the Kansas Jayhawks, 76-38, in a Big 12 game on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Texas (7-11, 0-7 Big 12) was playing without its top two scorers, junior Chassidy Fussell and sophomore Nneka Enemkpali, who were both serving one-game suspensions for a violation of team rules.
The Jayhawks started off on a tear, using an early run of 10-2 and a 25-3 run over the final 7:44 of the first half to amass a 34-point halftime lead. Texas sank just 12 first-half points and committed 17 turnovers that were converted into 20 KUpoints.
UT picked up the pace in the second half, at one point holding Kansas scoreless for more than five minutes, but was unable to cut into the deficit.
Senior Nadia Taylor recorded a season-high eight points and, with freshman Imani McGee-Stafford’s eight, led Texas in the scoring column. McGee-Stafford and senior Kayla Brewer each posted eight rebounds with Brewer also registering a career high.
The Longhorns were strong on the boards, outrebounding Kansas 39-36, including a 21-10 advantage on the offensive glass, which they converted into 14 second-chance points.
Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis led Kansas with 20 and 18 points, respectively.
The Longhorns will return to the court when they host Kansas State on Saturday in Austin at the Frank Erwin Center. The game is set for 1 p.m. Central and will be televised nationally on Longhorn Network.