Jayhawks take on Lady Raiders

Coming off an impressive 74-61 victory over Oklahoma State in the head coaching debut of interim coach Lynette Woodard, the University of Kansas women's basketball team hits the road for the first of four league games against ranked opponents. KU will face the Texas Tech Lady Raiders in United Spirit Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

"It is a tough environment, but awesome for women to play in that type of environment. Basketball has come such a long way," said Woodard.

In the win over the Cowgirls, the Jayhawks were led by sophomore Crystal Kemp with a season-high 24 points and five rebounds. Junior Aquanita Burras added 14 points, while sophomore Erica Hallman and freshman Lauren Ervin each dumped in 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting. Ervin snared nine boards to lead KU on the glass and Hallman dished six assists.

"I think the team responded in our last game against Oklahoma State and we have Texas Tech to look forward to. Again, it's all a challenge and we are just going to stay focused," said Woodard.

For the season, Kemp has been steady with 14.7 points and 5.4 boards per game and a shooting percentage of 55.5 percent. Burras is second on the team with 11.1 points per game to go with 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.9 steals per game. Ervin is the Jayhawks' top rebounder with 6.9 caroms per contest.

Texas Tech enters the game 18-2 overall and is coming off an 82-73 loss to Texas on Saturday.

The Lady Raiders are led by Robertson with 12.3 points per game while senior forward Casey Jackson paces TTU with 6.7 board per game. Texas Tech averages 77.1 points per game on 45.1 percent shooting and pulls down 44.6 rebounds per contest.

Texas Tech has taken the last four meetings in the series.


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