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Kansas Topped By Longhorns, 70-58



Freshmen JadaBrown and CaelynnManning-Allen had career-high performances on the road against Texasas the Jayhawks fell to the Longhorns, 70-58, Wednesday evening, inside theFrank Erwin Center.

Brown, a Las Vegas, Nev. native, recorded her first double-digit scoring effortbehind 10 points. She also added a team-best five rebounds, a block and a stealfor the Jayhawks, while Manning-Allen knocked in six points tying hercareer-best as Kansas (8-9, 1-4 Big 12) was defeated by Texas (11-5, 3-2 Big12).

Junior forward ChelseaGardner led KU with 11 points and was the only other Jayhawk to scorein double-figures. On the defensive side, Gardner snagged two steals on thenight. Freshman guard DakotaGonzalez and junior guard AsiaBoyd added eight points apiece to round out the Kansas attack.

Texas was led by sophomore center Imani McGee-Stafford who recorded acareer-high 24 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for her third double-doubleof the 2013-14 season and 16th of her career. The Longhorns also got a strongperformance on the boards from junior forward Nneka Enemkpali, who finishedwith a game-high 11 rebounds.

Both teams traded buckets in the early part of the game, until a 7-1 Texas rungave the Longhorns a, 19-13, lead with 11:40 left in the first half. The Texasdefense tightened up, and allowed just two field goals over the next eightminutes.

With the Jayhawks facing a nine-point deficit, Brown knocked in back-to-backbuckets for Kansas to cut the UT lead to five and force a Longhorn timeout with3:25 left in the first half. Texas responded out of the timeout scoring eightof the next nine points to extend its lead to 39-27 heading into the halftimebreak. Gardner led the Jayhawks with seven points in the first half.

The Longhorns stayed hot in the second half with the help of freshman forwardNekia Jones, who knocked in seven of UT's first nine points in the to extendthe Longhorn lead to 48-34 with 16 minutes remaining. With the Jayhawks facingtheir largest deficit of the game at 17, Da. Gonzalez delivered back-to-backthree-point shots and sparked Kansas to 14 of the next 18 points to bring KUwithin seven, 52-45, with 11:33 remaining.

Texas answered the Jayhawk run with six-straight points to get its lead back todouble digits, 58-45, with just over 10 minutes remaining. After a Brown putback to get Kansas within 12, 67-55, Kansas head coach BonnieHenrickson called timeout to scheme for one last push at erasing thedeficit, but the Texas defense proved to be too much, allowing just threepoints for the remainder of the game to win, 70-58.

The Jayhawks will return home on Sunday, Jan. 19, to take on Baylor at 2 p.m.,inside Allen Fieldhouse.

Postgame Notes
KANSAS STARTERS (SEASON/CAREER): Fr. JadaBrown (3/3), Sr. CeCeHarper (12/33), Fr. KeylaMorgan (7/7), Jr. ChelseaGardner (16/45) and Jr. NatalieKnight (17/70)

Makes Kansas' all-time record to 765-542.
Makes the Jayhawks' all-time conference record to 232-240.
Makes KU's all-time Big 12 record to 109-172 and 52-101 in conference playunder head coach BonnieHenrickson.
Gives the Longhorns a 16-10 advantage in the all-time series with Kansas.
Makes the Jayhawks all-time road record 368-389 and 45-92 on the road all-timeunder Henrickson.
Makes Henrickson's record to 166-144 at KU and 324-206 overall.
Makes KU to 24-52 under Henrickson during the month of January.
Makes the Jayhawks 1-4 during the 2013-14 season when playing on Wednesday and44-44 on Wednesday under Henrickson

Trailing 48-31 with 16:37 remaining in the game, the Jayhawks got back-to-backthree-point baskets from freshman DakotaGonzalez and took 14 of the next 18 points to cut the Texas lead toseven with 11:33 remaining.
The Kansas defense forced the Longhorns into a shot clock violation with 5:30remaining in the game.
The Jayhawks 26 rebounds are a season low. Their previous low of 28 gamehappened twice this season, most recently against West Virginia (1/2/14).

With the Jayhawks facing their largest deficit of the game (17) in the secondhalf, freshman Dakota Gonazalez delivered eight-straight points for theJayhawks to help cut the Longhorn lead to seven. The Pocatello, Idaho, nativealso added two rebounds and a steal to round out her performance.
Freshman JadaBrown recorded a career-best 10 points to top her previous high offive against Baylor (1/5/14) in a season-high 31 minutes.
Junior forward ChelseaGardner recorded a career-high two assists, eclipsing her previoushigh of one, which she recorded 14 times.
Freshman CaelynnManning-Allen knocked in six points to tie her career-high, which sheset against Texas Tech (1/11/14).

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