Texas' Joyner Holmes (24) tries to pass the basketball as she is defended by Iowa State' Adriana Camber (13) in Austin on Feb. 12, 2020. [LOLA GOMEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Texas women’s basketball falls to Kansas for first time since 2013

Posted February 15th, 2020

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The Texas women’s basketball team struggled shooting from the field and fell to Kansas 82-67 in Lawrence, Kan., on Saturday.

The loss ended a 15-game winning streak Texas held against the Jayhawks, dating back to Feb. of 2013.

The Jayhawks are just 2-11 in the Big 12. They ended a six-game skid with the win. Before Saturday the Jayhawks had lost 11 of 12.

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Aniya Thomas led all scorers with 21 points as she helped the Jayhawks hit 54 percent of their shots. Texas only connected on 37 percent of its shots.

Joyner Holmes led the Longhorns (15-9, 7-5) with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Celeste Taylor added 15 while Charli Collier scored 11. Both had seven rebounds.

Texas led after the first quarter 23-20, but Kansas outscored the Longhorns by 13 in the second period.

The Longhorns took over in the third quarter, pulling to within a point heading to the fourth period.

Texas even took the lead in the final quarter on a shot by Taylor to start the frame, but Kansas went on a 9-0 run after that. Thomas scored five points in that stretch and the Jayhawks never looked back.

Kansas outscored Texas 20-6 on the fast break while the Longhorns held a 17-2 lead in second chance points.

The Jayhawks dominated scoring in the paint, 48-36, despite getting outrebounded 44-29.

Tina Stephens and Zakiyah Franklin each scored 14 for the Jayhawks. Mariane De Carvalho added 12 points to round out the double-digit scorers for Kansas.

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