Loss to Lady Raiders

LUBBOCK, Texas -- The University of Kansas women's basketball team fell to No. 9 Texas Tech, 67-44, in United Spirit Arena, Wednesday evening in front of 12,562 fans. The loss drops KU to 9-10 on the season and 2-6 in Big 12 play while Texas Tech improves to 19-3 overall and 5-3 in the conference.

Neither team came out on fire, as Tech notched the first bucket of the game at the 17:38 mark. Kansas stayed close through the first six minutes before the Lady Raiders, led by Erin Grant's game-high 27 points, went a 21-7 run to close the first half, to give themselves a 34-17 cushion at the break.

The Jayhawks, who were led by sophomore Tamara Ransburg's 13 points and seven boards, did not quit in the second, establishing a 10-5 run, closing the Lady Raider lead to 11 points at the 14:45 mark. Tech piled it on with a run midway through the half, which put the' Hawks away, 67-44, at the final buzzer.

Junior Aquanita Burras chipped in 10 points, on 5-of-9 from the field, to go with her seven rebounds. Sophomore Crystal Kemp grabbed a game-high eight rebounds for KU, while chipping in eight points.

The Jayhawks were without freshman forward Lauren Ervin, who informed the KU coaching staff she would be unable to make the trip because of a personal issue.

The Jayhawks' next action will come at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, when they travel to Lincoln, Neb., to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

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