The Lady Raiders connected on 57 percent of their shots on the game.
The Jayhawks trailed 37-16 at the half, but outscored Texas Tech in the second half 37-29. KU shot 60 percent from the field in the second half but could not complete the comeback.
Kemp was the lone Jayhawk in double-figures as she scored a game-high 19 points. Kemp notched a double-double in the game with 10 rebounds. Junior Erica Hallman scored nine points and dished out a team-high five assists, while sophomore Sharita Smith added eight points in the loss.
"I was disappointed because we didn't match Texas Tech's energy early in the game," Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. "We responded in the second half and played better defense.
"We've got to be better especially when we play the quality teams we have left on our schedule," Henrickson added. "However we did fight back tonight."
Texas Tech junior LaToya Davis led three players in double figures with 14 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Alesha Robertson added 12 points, while senior Cisti Greenwalt added 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds in the win.
Kemp became the 18th 1,000-point scorer in KU history, and just the 11th player in KU history to accumulate both 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds.
Kansas (11-12, 4-8 Big 12) will return to action Sunday when the Jayhawks host Nebraska. The Allen Fieldhouse tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Story courtesy: KUAC