Early in the second half, Kansas took advantage of a Texas Tech scoring drought to go on a 6-0 run that made the score 34-23 with 17:03 left in the game. The Lady Raiders finally took control of the game, using a 6-0 run to extend their lead to 53-32 with 9:03 to go in the game. A 5-0 Texas Tech run extended the lead further, making the score 58-34 with 7:11 left in the game. Texas Tech won by a final score of 67-44.
This game was Erin Grant's chance to show off her offensive skills. Grant scored a career-high 27 points, including 2 three pointers. Grant also dished out 6 assists in the game. Alesha Robertson and LaToya Davis scored 12 points a piece. This game may have a major impact on the way teams defend the Lady Raiders in the future. If Grant continues to be a viable scoring threat, she should be able to force defenses to extend their pressure, opening up space for the post players to operate.
The defense was the key to this game. Not only did Texas Tech force 25 turnovers, they also scored 31 of their points off of turnovers. This is the best defensive effort that the Lady Raiders have had since the departure of Perkins. The increased defensive tempo allowed the Lady Raiders to push the tempo on the offensive end. Cisti Greenwalt had a solid defensive game, blocking 5 shots. Erin Grant was also a big part of the defensive effort, grabbing 5 steals in the game.